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Doctor insights on: Shoulder Injury That Aches Under Scapula And Causes Underarm Pain

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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I just had an MRI done of a shoulder injury. Doctor says results are too "fuzzy" to tell what kind of injury it is. What causes the "fuzziness?"

I just had an MRI done of a shoulder injury. Doctor says results are too "fuzzy" to tell what kind of injury it is. What causes the "fuzziness?"

Two thoughts: There may have been too much body motion by you during the examination. Less likely is the possibility of a poor quality scan as a result of technical issues with the scanner. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder injury cause your hands to tingle?

Can a shoulder injury cause your hands to tingle?

Sometimes often neck: You need to be evaluated for a neck problem or nerve irritation syndrome in your neck or possibly a nerve irritation at your wrist. Shoulder injuries that injure the brachial plexus can cause hand tingling as well. ...Read more

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Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Can shoulder injury cause carpal tunnel syndrome?

Rarely: You could get carpal tunnel syndrome if your shoulder injury caused bad enough swelling. The swelling travels down the arm to the hand and that's what causes carpal tunnel. ...Read more

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Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?

Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?

Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be cured if treated properly. I suggest having a biopsy taken of the tissue for a pathological exam. Please make an appointment at a clinic to begin to follow this up. ...Read more

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Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?

Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, probably the best person to see would be a orthopedic surgeon who could further evaluate this concern, they could possibly get x-rays if indicated or obtain an MRI to make sure this is nothing more then post from attic scar tissueor calcification. Good luck ...Read more

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6 days after shoulder injury. Feel pain at shoulder when i write, walk or lift arm up. Should i ice or heat the affected area?

6 days after shoulder injury. Feel pain at shoulder when i write, walk or lift arm up. Should i ice or heat the affected area?

Get an evaluation: Depends on the type of injury you sustained. If you have pain with all of those activities, then getting an evaluation and some diagnostic testing may be useful. ...Read more

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What can I do if my shoulder injury is not getting better?

What can I do if my shoulder injury is not getting better?

Ice.: If you've tried icing the shoulder and taking anti-inflammatory medications, and you're not getting better, then you should see an orthopedic shoulder specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more