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I have an ache at my shoulder, i feel ache like burning between my shoulder and neck. What can I do ?

I have an ache at my shoulder, i feel ache like burning between my shoulder and neck. What can I do ?

Ache: Does the pain change when you move your arm? If so this is likely some type of muskuloskeletal pain. However, if this is without provocation i would call or see your provider. ...Read more

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I have an ache between my shoulder blade lately I have headaches and feel generally unwell at times?

I have an ache between my shoulder blade lately I have headaches and  feel generally unwell at times?

Backache, headache, : Back pain between shoulders bleades could be form abad posture or levator scapulae symdrome. If you are a the computer a lot you could have this as well. Your headaches and general feeling of being unwell is something you should not ignore. These symptoms may not be necessarily tied in with your back pain. You should see your docotr asap. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my shoulder and it shoots down my lefy arm I do not have any chest pain though

I have a dull ache in my shoulder and it shoots down my lefy arm I do not have any chest pain though

Not enough info: Unclear if heart related or something going on locaaly in the shoulder or neck. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a slight ache in my shoulder and it's hard to sleep because of it. Is it a sign of tendinitis?

I have a slight ache in my shoulder and it's hard to sleep because of it. Is it a sign of tendinitis?

Possible: Tendinitis is inflammation or irritation of a tendon (muscle to bone attachment). You also want to rule out nerve impingement that is caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. See your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My right arm is aching from my shoulder to my wrist and my hand is numb. Also the pain shoots down my arm. What could be wrong with it?

My right arm is aching from my shoulder to my wrist and my hand is numb. Also the pain shoots down my arm.  What could be wrong with it?

Sounds like you have: Carpal or cubital syndrome, depending on which fingers are getting numb. Another possibility would be neck problem with a pinched nerve which causes pain/numbness in the hand/arm. ...Read more

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I have a knot in my right shoulder, it causes a numbing ache in my shoulder, arm and hand, my fingers go from a numb feeling to a tingle. Please help.

I have a knot in my right shoulder, it causes a numbing ache in my shoulder, arm and hand, my fingers go from a numb feeling to a tingle. Please help.

Need an exam: You should see a primary care doctor or neurologist for an examination to see if there's sign of any nerve or vessel compression. Sounds like there's also a component of myofascial pain with the right shoulder knot. That can be treated awith a trigger point injection. I'm available for consults if you'd like to discuss further. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a dull ache in my shoulders, almost like my arm is asleep. Also in the sternum area. ?

I've been experiencing a dull ache in my shoulders, almost like my arm is asleep. Also in the sternum area. 
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See an MD: When does it occur, is it associated with exertion/activity and relieved by rest? How old are you, do you have other medical problems, or a family history of anything? Depending on the answers to these questions it could be ischemic heart disease, or many other more benign conditions...See a doc. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a dull ache in my shoulders, almost like my arm is asleep. Also in the sternum area. ?

I've been experiencing a dull ache in my shoulders, almost like my arm is asleep. Also in the sternum area. 
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Testing is needed: Shoulder and chest pain could be heart disease or angina, but also can be musculoskeletal or a neurologic (nerve) problem. Shoulder pain can also represent gallbladder pain. Additional testing and discussion with your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing a dull ache in my shoulders, almost like my arm is asleep. Also in the sternum area. ?

I've been experiencing a dull ache in my shoulders, almost like my arm is asleep. Also in the sternum area. 
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More info: When does this occur? If it occurs with exertion/activity and is relieved by rest it could be related to ischemic heart disease. I would recommend you see a doctor. There are several other things that this could be; however without further information, i would suggest seeing a doctor. ...Read more