I'm after a little bit of advice. For about the past week I have been having intermittent pain in the upper part of my left arm. It is inbetween the shoulder and elbow on the side of the arm. It is very hard to explain the pain, but it is sharp and the only thing I can relate it to is when you rip off a plaster but the pain lasts longer. It is a long thin pain, makes me feel like something is tearing and feels itchy. I know that sounds strange but I really don't know how to explain it.
It is not constant and certain movements tend to bring it on. I occasionally get pins and needles in my hand but not to much that I've been concerned by that.
Basically do you think it would be worth getting it checked out or do you think it will just sort itself out?
If you had chest pain, nausea, light-headedness, or any of those, I would say it is heart related. But if you don't have any of those, it's probably not.
It could be a lot of things. It sounds like a nerve issue, like you may have pinched a nerve or something. I'm guessing the numbness is related. If it lasts more than a week, I would go to a doctor. Usually, if these things are caught early, it is more likely that you can have a simple treatment for it. If you wait too long, you could do some damage.