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Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap pain: Try wearing strapless bras for now and get resized; the strap may be causing some pressure and this in turn can cause the pain you have experienced - if that does not work, see a competent doctor for a complete history and clinical exam. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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I've got a burning pain in my shoulder arm and elbow for the past year, the pain is very intense , can it be gout ?

Possibly: Gout is an inflammatory joint condition that can cause those symptoms, but usually waxes and wanes. A blood test called a serum uric acid level can be done, as well as obtaining a sample of joint fluid to look for microscopic crystals in the joint. It can be treated with medications and diet modification. Other potential causes of the pain could be tendonitis or a pinched nerve in your neck. ...Read more

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Ate dinner, had 1 sip of cocktail.Burning pain: neck, shoulders, chest, left arm. Ended in 5 min. 1 burp, diarrhea moments later. Heart or indigestion?

Depends on current: Condition, as this was 11 hours ago that you asked. You stated it happened after you ate something that produced burping and diarrhea. So, it could be related to what you ate. If you still have the symptoms, you need to call your doctor, if you are still having the burning pain down your left side, shoulder, etc., as that's not normal. Refrain from any alcohol this week until diagnosed fully. ...Read more

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I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

I had a bad staph infection under my arm that was treated yesterday. I have a burning pain shooting thru my shoulder arm and breast. Is this normal?

Staph infection...: ...and other severe skin infections take at least a few days for symptoms to improve after starting antibiotics. Sometimes the symptoms can get worse for a couple days before starting to improve. But to be safe, check with the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Burning pain in shoulder after doing some activities. Should i ice it?

Burning pain in shoulder after doing some activities. Should i ice it?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff strain bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, nerve injury, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder occur due to acute injury & some from overuse. Start with rice (includes ice) consider a gradual return to activity, and see an orthopedist if pain persist. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Armpit swelling & burning pain for 3 weeks. Now have burning pain in shoulder blades & stiff back. Do I have cancer?

Have anexam: The lymph nodes in your arm pits may be fighting some sort of infection and your depleted condition and tension/fatigue could have affected your back. See a Dr to find the cause(s) and get some relief. While I'd be silly to declare that you don't have cancer latent somewhere - I don't see any reason to think you do. Ask the doctor who does your exam/lab work to evaluate that possibility. Best! ...Read more

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I have a stabbing burning pain behind my left shoulder pain when i move it--what could it be?

Shoulderblade prob: Shoulder pain can be from many different problems. The main one in back of is shoulder blade irritation or inflammation you could try Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. ...Read more

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The last 2 days I've been having a severe sharp burning pain under right collarbone. I'm on morphine for my neck its not even relieving shoulder pain

See your doctor : If you are having pain and you are already on significant pain medication then it is important to have any new pain checked out. Imagine how bad the new pain would be without being on pain medication and that would assuredly bring you to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have right shoulder pain and my right thumb is numb. The shoulder pain is not always constant but sometimes my arm feels like it is burning. ?

See a doctor: Thanks for messaging. Your description points to two nerves, C5 and C6. Your doctor will think about common conditions, but also thoracic outlet syndrome and other conditions that can affect the upper brachial plexus. An in-person examination will determine what tests you might need so you can get the right treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Burning Pain (Definition)

Burning pain is one of the hallmarks of pain due to nerve damage. Any skin condition may also cause burning pain. It is different than sharp stabbing pain ...Read more