U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
New York, NY
A 25-year-old female asked:

Left shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog ? hurts starting in shoulder blade. uncomfortable.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology 47 years experience
Myofascial : This sounds like you may be experiencing a myofascial trigger point; this irritation of muscle groups can even mimic nerve root type pain. The shoulder girdle area is a common site for these types of regional muscle fiber strains. If your dog takes you for the walk (with lots of tugging) then a few trips to dog training school may help to change unruly tugging. A lighter, fashionista bag ?
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 10, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.