Bouts of pain without accurate localization is always scary. In particular, if filled on the left side of the body, refers to your hands and even feet. In most cases, can not do without the help of a doctor.
It's hard to explain, loved ones or colleagues, that it is hurting the entire left side, and is not labeled as a malingerer. Even the doctors sometimes must be carried out not one examination to identify the causes. But similar symptoms can not be left without attention. Because simultaneous pain in the left hypochondrium, hands and even feet may be a harbinger of stroke, heart attack, and a variety of other critical for the life of the pathologies.
Problems with the spine
The left side of the body can be damaged in the injury. Such a source of unpleasant feelings is obvious. In other cases, the first surveys carried out in two directions: analyze the condition of the heart and the spine. This is due to diseases of the musculoskeletal system more other manifested by pain, left with a blurred location.
When violations of blood circulation in the tissues of the spine the intervertebral discs become less flexible, their fibrous ring is gradually broken down, it hurts the nerve roots. This leads to a number of factors:
- a sedentary lifestyle;
- heavy physical labor;
- age-related changes of the body;
- endocrine diseases.
The result is a right or left side of the back, neck, lower back starting to hurt. It changes the sensitivity of other areas of the body. The localization of unpleasant sensations communicates with the position of destructive-dystrophic process. So, when cervical osteochondrosis often occurs pain in the left shoulder, the hands, tingling of the fingers and the outer edge of the palm. When the lumbar arise lumbago, drag, pain, paraesthesia in the relevant part of the back, hips, legs.
Due to the narrowing of the distance between the vertebrae clamped and inflamed nerve fibers depart from the spinal cord. It is a complication of degenerative disc disease is called sciatica. As an independent pathology occurs in response to the unfortunate sudden movement, hypothermia, back pain, injuries to the back muscles.
These shoulder form expresses the feelings of pain across the upper quarter of the body: the shoulder blades, the neck, on the hands. Radiculopathy lumbar-sacral – sciatica – refers to the sciatic nerve. Appear pain in left hip, buttocks, spreading down my leg to foot. In the initial stage it is possible to complaints about "tracking" of the lower limbs, feeling of chills.
Can not run these diseases. After all, damaged drives cannot be recovered. After the removal of pain syndrome and acute inflammation of the the only reliable way to slow down the disease remains prevention. It includes a mandatory therapeutic physical training, control of posture, a healthy lifestyle. Help regular courses of physiotherapy, massage of the whole body, aimed at improving blood circulation in the affected area of the vertebrae.
Pain, burning or sharp pain in the left side – optional heart problems. It can be intercostal neuralgia. But the symptoms are very similar:
- a spasm of pain rolls suddenly after a minor movement of the body;
- the whole left side of the chest may be pale or blush;
- the feelings radiating to under the blade and in the lower back;
- sweating increases;
- there was a burning sensation, loss of sensitivity on different parts of the body;
- take a deep breath, sneezing, cough increase the sharpness of the symptom.
It all happens due to damage of nerve fibres in the intercostal area. The reasons for their irritation associated with hypothermia, stagnation of blood, injuries, intoxication, complications of infectious disease or degenerative disc disease. Usually affects the whole complex of factors, including fatigue and reduced immunity.
The main symptoms that help you distinguish the neuralgia of heart pain.
- When irritation of the intercostal receptors feeling not subsiding after taking the nitroglycerin, but the weak action of sedative drugs (validol, Corvalol).
- An attack of angina pectoris is usually short, and pain in the left side and under scapula acromion – speech synthesis, increasing during physical exertion. In neuralgia the whole upper part of the body may hurt, not one day, answer for any movement.
- During palpation of the chest or the back posing painful points between the ribs, around the spine.
The main way to treat neuralgia – removal of the causes which provoked the irritation of the nerves. Reveal it can only the doctor-the neurologist after a series of surveys. Because the disease is to be distinguished from renal colic, angina, back pain.
Complaints about heart pain in the left hypochondrium, which gives to the shoulder, arm, neck, jaws are not always associated with coronary heart disease and bouts of angina pectoris. Similar symptoms are observed in cardialgia due to inflammation of the muscles of the heart (myocarditis), or lesions of the heart shell (pericarditis). These pathologies occur as a complication of colds, influenza, pneumonia, other infectious diseases.
If the disease is manifested in the initial stage, then it may a long time develop virtually without symptoms. When myocarditis watching:
- a quick fatigue;
- heart palpitations;
- shortness of breath and weak pain after a small load;
- later connects to the dizziness;
- swelling of the lower extremities.
Pericardial effusion rarely occurs as an independent disease. About it warn:
- pain while tilting the body forward, in a lying down position on the left side;
- different force sensations on the chest, portable on the back, arms, lower back;
- accelerated, arrhythmia, weak pulse;
- cough without sputum;
- fading of skin sheets;
- some cyanosis of the body (especially hands and feet).
Early detection and timely treatment of heart disease and reduces the risk of heart attack. Recurring pain in the left hypochondrium and region of the heart should lead to the office. For the determination of the diagnosis carried out by ECG and EchoCG. With their help, to diagnose heart rhythm disorders, will reveal the dimensions of the chambers of the heart, presence of fluid in the bag. Radiography will show possible tumors, diseases of the ribs, the lungs.
Before the stroke feelings of pain in the torso and extremities occur rarely. On the contrary, one side of the body may lose sensitivity. But when the defeat of parts of the brain and in the area of the optic of the hill develops post-stroke pain left or right along the entire hull – thalamic syndrome. His other symptoms:
- pain worsen on the bright lights, the movements, the emotions;
- disturbed perception of the temperature;
- isolated tactile stimuli seem to be more;
- often it is accompanied by tingling and numbness of the skin.
Thalamus – the highest center of pain sensitivity. The causes of the occurrence of symptoms caused by a lack of oxygen in his tissues as a result of violations of blood flow. Pain in the left hip and the extremities arises when the focus in the opposite part of the brain. But after a stroke can hurt one side of the body, even if it is affected by the natallichka patterns. In addition to central neuropathic pain, you may find soreness and muscle cramps.
For the fight with pain, consequences of stroke is prescribed for the concurrent intake of antidepressants, and anticonvulsants. Muscle pain unstick muscle relaxants, massage, special gymnastics, physical therapy.
Than would be caused by unilateral pain in the left hypochondrium, hip, hand and other, the self test fails to detect its exact cause. 3 hours before the visit to the clinic recommended to refrain from pain medications, drugs, sedatives. And in the case of acute deterioration of the condition will require the first medical aid.