Doctor, It's My Arm

Exercise-induced pain stops a healthy baby boomer in his tracks. Is his heart telling him to slow down?

By H. Lee Kagan|Thursday, April 02, 2015
Phil, a 68-year-old retired real estate developer, had done high-altitude trekking on nearly every continent in the world. He was lean, athletic and healthier than most men his age. So when he called to tell me he was having arm pain when he exercised, it caught me by surprise. “It happens whenever I do spinning. I start out OK, but maybe halfway through the class, my right arm begins to ache. It doesn’t stop aching until I get off the bike at the end of the class.” He told me ...

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