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Hello, for about the past couple weeks I've been having a mysterious pain in my left arm. It starts right under my thumb and extends about 6 inches above my wrist. It's on the top part of my left arm and goes along the bone on the right side of my left arm. It hurts the most after waking up either in the morning or after a nap. There is no numbness or tingling...it just feels like someone put my arm in a doorway and slammed the door several times on it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I haven't done anything strenuous and it just seems to get progressively more painful each day although the pain is more intense after I wake up. Any idea what this is? I did just leave a message with my midwife but I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas. I don't think it's carpal tunnel because there's no numbness or tingling in my fingers or arm and the pain is on the top of my arm, not palm side. Any ideas?<br><br>
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Do you sleep on your left side? If so, any chance you're putting pressure on that part of your arm?<br><br>
Do you have a cell phone that you use often? Most people use their thumbs when pressing buttons, which could cause pain.
 

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As pp pointed out it's some repetitive motion you do with that arm. It doesn't have to be anything strenuous at all.<br><br>
Sounds like a nerve is getting damaged. The only way to stop it is by finding out what is causing it and changing that.<br><br>
I came back to suggest - is it from using the mouse???
 

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I switch sides all night when I sleep and I don't use a mouse with my left hand (nor do I use a cell phone very often) so who knows...I bought a wrist brace last night and as long as I wear it there is no pain so I guess I'm stuck being even more of an invalid until the baby is born LOL<br><br>
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