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Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have sharp 5 second pain in my upper part of my left breast towards my shoulder. I have constant pain in my shoulder and tingling in my arm and hand?

I have sharp 5 second pain in my upper part of my left breast towards my shoulder. I have constant pain in my shoulder and tingling in my arm and hand?

Shoulder area pain: This sounds like you have some shoulder area issue causing a nerve impingement syndrome with resultant tingling in your affected upper extremity that is innervated by the nerve. Start warm compresses to the neck and shoulder, try NSAIDS to decrease inflammation and call your Dr. for an appt. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

What causes aching pains in my legs, shooting pains in my heel/ankle, stiffness that hurts in my shoulders and neck?

Some arthritis: Certain inflammatory joint diseases can cause diffuse symptoms like you describe. You may want to check if you have ever had an arthritis profile/bloodwork completed. If not, talk to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Burning in left side of chest. Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

Burning in left side of chest.  Pain left shoulder blade when i move my neck.

The textbook says...: This type of pain may need a thorough check with an urgent care physician if sudden onset. If it is chronic, see a doctor to evaluate your neck/ shoulder for a muscle sprain/ neck problems, etc. ...Read more

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Having pain in my upper rightt arm and can't lift over my head...Pain is not in my shoulder...?

Having pain in my upper rightt arm and can't lift over my head...Pain is not in my shoulder...?

Neck problem : The pain can be originating in the neck and should be looked at by a doctor to find out where it it originating. The proper treatment of that area can be done. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right shoulder, and pinching pain in chest under right boob, and inside of left arm, when I move my left arm up. Right shoulder worst.

Pain: lots of possibilities. If Short of breath or bad chest pain should be seen now to insure not cardiac in origin or lung related. I only mention heart as you have left arm pain too, but hurts more with movement, so unlikely. Most common thing for a female and right upper abdomen/lower chest and right shoulder pain would be gall bladder. Go see a doctor to help delineate. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in my left bicep, why?

tear or strain: Most likely a bicipital tendonitis , from overuse, which can be very painful. Consider a partial tear of one of the heads of the bicep muscle. Nerve entrapment between bicep and tricep muscle is a possibility. Orthopedic doc can rule out humeral pathology, labral tear, avulsion fracture , or tumor. ...Read more

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Burning ache in right shoulder blade and chest?

Burning ache in right shoulder blade and chest?

See Doctor: First even though you are young we want to make sure that you don't a heart or lung problem that requires urgent attention. If this is a more chronic issue many things can refer pain to these areas with one common area being cervical pain, meaning a pinched nerve in the neck. More about shoulder pain here: http://theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in my neck and shoulder and tingling in arms?

Pain in my neck and shoulder and tingling in arms?

Pain: Your cervical vertebrae may be impinging on your nerves causing tingling in your arms and fingers. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower shoulder ?

Pain in my lower shoulder ?

Talk to you doctor.: Make a plan with your doctor. You want to treat the pain while trying to avoid opiates if possible. ...Read more

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Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when i lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when i lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected side is called a positive "spurling's sign". Your shoulder blade pain is also characteristic of this. Would start with some otc antiiflams and if pain persists or weakness develops in hand or numbness persists would seek attention. ...Read more

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I felt a mild pain in my left armpit and then a tingling sensation started in my stomach and radiates in my left arm and left leg.

I felt a mild pain in my left armpit and then a tingling sensation started in my stomach and radiates in my left arm and left leg.

Too vague to know: I would just watch it and see what it progresses to. At this point it's completely unclear what it could be, but any pain having it's origin in the abdominal cavity (peritoneum) tends to have a diffuse and non-localized character like you are describing. If you develop fever or if the pain is starting to get severe and localizes in one spot then I would go see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when i press the back of my neck under my skull i get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

I have a tingling burning in my left shoulder blade and when i press the back of my neck under my skull i get a sharp pain in my collar bone?

Cervical pathology: This seems to be coming from your neck. There are different possibilities as to what could be causing it but disc bulges compressing nerve and/or facet joint are two poss. The referred pain noticed on palpation of neck could be nyofascial in nature. ...Read more

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I'm getting pain in my back between my shoulder blades. Pain in my lower back by my kidneys also pain in my right arm which comes and goes. Also pins ?

I'm getting pain in my back between my shoulder blades. Pain in my lower back by my kidneys also pain in my right arm which comes and goes. Also pins ?

Need exam: You will need to see your DR, have full history and a complete exam done to get the answer. There are too many possibilities to list, and the list would cause undue anxiety for you once you read them. Think of it this way: if your car could not start and you called a mechanic and asked what was wrong--answer-let me look at it and run some tests. ...Read more

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Have shooting pain in my hip and it radiates into my right testicle?

Have shooting pain in my hip and it radiates into my right testicle?

Groin pull?: Most likely thing is a muscle or tendon strain/tear. If severe, unrelenting, keeping you from normal activities, or you just can't stand it, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation and exam. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For the last couple months on and off I have been getting really bad aches in my shoulder that radiate down into my elbow. It eventually goes away?

For the last couple months on and off I have been getting really bad aches in my shoulder that radiate down into my elbow. It eventually goes away?

Shoulder pain: shoulder pain is common as the joint has a wide range of movement and sometimes under a lot of stress. the pain can be from the tendons and muscles that hold the shoulder joint in place or from problems with the joint itself, or from trauma to the joint. Shoulder pain can radiate to the elbow, below is link to some useful information http://patient.info/health/shoulder-pain-leaflet ...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 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 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?

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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After taking just a few sips of wine or any liquor I get an intense aching in my shoulders and back and it subsides after about 15-30 min. It's happen?

After taking just a few sips of wine or any liquor I get an intense aching in my shoulders and back and it subsides after about 15-30 min. It's happen?

Hard to know: Possible genetic alcohol intolerance related to a dysfunctional enzyme for alcohol. Have also seen yeast and sulfite intolerances manifest with unusual histamine related symptoms. Usually an intolerance to beer OR wine, however. Overall, somewhat atypical symptoms for a simple alcohol intolerance without another underlying pathology. ...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

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I have ache in my left shoulder. could not exercising for along time be related?

I have ache in my left shoulder. could not exercising for along time be related?

Depends on cause: Yes and no. Did you do something to provoke it. Most likely tendonitis. you need an evaluation and the a Physical Therapy or other directed shoulder program ...Read more

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Had like an ache in between my shoulder blades. I'm perfectly healthy but am under a lot of stress. Could this cause it?

Yes: Try using some intermittent warm, moist packs to the area 3 times per day for about 15 minutes each time. If it continues, or worsens, then medical exam would be recommended. ...Read more

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Popped bone in my chest and aches in by my shoulder and chest?

Popped bone in my chest and aches in by my shoulder and chest?

SC Joint: A "popping bone" in chest of a thirties male ; leading to chest and shoulder pain implicates the clavicle (collar bone) where it joins sternum (breast bone) at the (sc) joint. If this, should be exquisite pain aroused by palpation of this joint. If a lump is felt here, the proximal clavicle might have dislocated from the joint. If pain not readily remit with rest and heat, visit an osteopath. ...Read more

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Hi for the last few weeks I have had a constant ache just under my shoulder blade at the top of my ribs on the left side i factured them two years ago?

Unlikely that they: Are the source of your pain. This could be myofascial or muscular in nature or even related to a local nerve issue due to entrapment within the shoulder or even from the shoulder itself. A neck problem such as a disc issue can present this way too. If it persists or worsens in spite of time., local treatment like heat or massage or use of otc meds if not contraindicated , see your doctor. ...Read more