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Thumb pain and Upper arm pain
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Thumb pain and Upper arm pain

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    1. Brachial Plexus Injury
     Damage to the nerves controlling the shoulder and arm (often from childbirth)....read more »
    2. Chemical burn -- ingestion
     Burns to the mouth and gastrointestinal system caused by swallowing a chemical. Symptoms vary depending on the type, quantity and strength of the chemical involved as well as the duration of the exposure to the chemical and promptness of treatment measure...read more »
    3. Common cold
     A cold is a relatively minor contagious infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by a number of different viruses (e.g. rhinoviruses, coronaviruses). There are over 200 different viruses that have the potential to cause the common cold. Althoug...read more »
    4. Intermittent Claudication
     Calf muscle pain from walking...read more »
    5. Peripheral neuropathy
     Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness....read more »
    6. Stroke
     Serious brain event from bleeding or blood clots....read more »
    7. Woodhouse Sakati syndrome
     A condition which consists of numerous symptoms such as diabetes, hypogonadism, deafness and mental retardation...read more »

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Results: Causes of Thumb pain OR Upper arm pain

    1. Arm injury
     An injury to the arm...more »
    2. Brachial Plexus Injury
     Damage to the nerves controlling the shoulder and arm (often from childbirth)....more »
    3. Chemical burn -- ingestion
     Burns to the mouth and gastrointestinal system caused by swallowing a chemical. Symptoms vary depending on the type, quantity and strength of the chemical involved as well as the duration of the exposure to the chemical and promptness of treatment measure...more »
    4. Common cold
     A cold is a relatively minor contagious infection of the nose and throat that can be caused by a number of different viruses (e.g. rhinoviruses, coronaviruses). There are over 200 different viruses that have the potential to cause the common cold. Althoug...more »
    5. De Quervains' disease
     Inflammation of the tendons in the thumb which can be very painful. It can be caused by overuse of the thumb or wrist which can occur in activities such as knitting, skiing and lifting heavy objects. The condition primarily occurs in females aged 30 to 50...more »
    6. Fractures
     Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone"....more »
    7. Intermittent Claudication
     Calf muscle pain from walking...more »
    8. Parsonage Turner syndrome
     Inflammation of the nerves that carry signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hands....more »
    9. Peripheral neuropathy
     Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness....more »
    10. Prinzmetal's variant angina
     A rare disorder where the heart artery spasms which affects the blood flow to the heart and causes pain. The condition can occur with or without physical activity....more »

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