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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Sensation In My Left Shoulder

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Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts worse?

Can acid reflux cause burning sensation in left shoulder and arm pit chest area. If I touch where it hurts worse?

No, this isn't GERD: This symptoms constellation is not consistent with reflux disease. It should be checked out just the same. The fact that the pain is worse when you touch the area suggests that it is either musculoskeletal or nerve pain. Is it related to meals? I'm wondering why you are associating this with reflux? The best way to approach this is to visit with your doc and have an exam done with some tests. ...Read more

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more


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I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

I have severe burning sensation in my left shoulder blade, what could it be?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, I would encourage you to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are: spine related, such as a pinched nerve; peri scapular, such as a sub scapular bursitis; or even nonmusculoskeletal. A detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely reveal the problem and based upon that appropriate alternatives discussed. ...Read more

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Experiencing a burning sensation in my left shoulder with some tingling. My BP spiked 164/94 last evening but is normal now. What could this be?

Doubt connected : It is unlikely that the tingling in your shoulder and your high blood pressure are related. We are concerned when shoulder pain and tingling are connected to chest pain, shortness of breath or any other symptoms that may suggest you're having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade with burning sensation on skin?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade with burning sensation on skin?

Doctor can evaluate.: Severe pains in any part of the body, especially a new symptom, needs to be evaluated by a doctor to find out why it is happening, and to rule out any serious medical problem. The doctor can be a primary care, E.R., or urgent care doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder from few days day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm.

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder from few days day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm.

Nerve pain: Likely due to a "pinched" nerve. Recent trauma? Apply heat, rest the joint (sling), use some non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for pain. If not better in few days, see PCP. Be well. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left shoulder up a lil toward my neck and a burning sensation. What can this be some times pain takes over my intire arm.?

I have pain in my left shoulder up a lil toward my neck and a burning sensation. What can this be some times pain takes over my intire arm.?

Neurologic problem: Your symptoms sound like a cervical (neck) nerve root problem. A cervical radiculopathy often presents as neck pain with radiation into the upper extremity. It can be associated with pins and needles, numbness, pain, and/or weakness.

You would benefit from a medical consultation given your symptoms especially if they are persistent. Good luck to a quick recovery! ...Read more

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I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

I've been having a pain in my left shoulder blade all day with a burning sensation in the upper part of my left arm. I'm pretty healthy.should I be wo?

See a physician: The burning sensation is usually a nerve type pain, but this could be related to your neck or shoulder joint. Either way I would recommend being examined by your primary care physician as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physician for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times it's difficult to lie on my back?

Possibilities: You might have notalgia paresthetica, but the full description points toward brachial plexus. If your symptoms increase on elevation of your arm, could be thoracic outlet syndrome. If better on raising arm, might be nerve pinching in neck. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times, it's difficult to lie on my back?

I have a burning sensation under neath the left shoulder blade under my breast and down through my left arm. At times, it's difficult to lie on my back?

Tough: Its likely musculoskeletal with spasm. Is it worse in the hand the goes up, it may be carpal tunnel but it sounds kind of like an injury. Nerve pain is called radiculopathy and u may need 2 consider getting seen. Clinching or bringing teeth at night is often overlooked and not sleeping well delays healing but you may need 2 get seen. Good luck, try 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x per day in the meantime ifapplicab. ...Read more

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Burning sensation under left shoulder blade/back; medium pain that changes through the range of motion. Tall/lean, hist. Of collapsed lung (2 yrs ago)?

Neuromuscular pain: The change in pain with range of motion a little reassuring that it is muscle with some nerve involvement that increases with movement. I have that before with all the stress and the "knots". Still, due to your risk and previous event a good exam by your pmd to assure no recurrence is indicated, maybe a cxr. ...Read more

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What causes neck pain, burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm, and a burning spot near bicep? Fear reduced blood flow.PCP says heart ok

What causes neck pain, burning pain in left shoulder tip where it meets the arm, and a burning spot near bicep? Fear reduced blood flow.PCP says heart ok

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What might lead to a burning pain in my left shoulder blade?

What might lead to a burning pain in my left shoulder blade?

Could be pinched nrv: You may have a slightly inflamed, irritated, or pinched nerve twig innervating that particular muscle. You may also just have a shoulder blade muscle which for some reason has been overused, exerted, or otherwise fatigued. You may choose to rest, ice, and watch for a few days. If necessary a visit to your doctor or www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and I can help you find a solution to the problem. ...Read more

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Is burning in left shoulder blade something serious? I've had pain on and off for about a month and now its burning. Pain with stretching too.

Is burning in left shoulder blade something serious? I've had pain on and off for about a month and now its burning. Pain with stretching too.

Usually bursitis: Burning pain in the area you describe is usually bursitis but could also be referred pain from nerve irritation from the neck. Neck posture should be considered as well as shoulder intense activities ...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 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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“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?

“Hi, I've had an intermittent burning pain under my left shoulder blade for a few months that has recently become more persistent. Worse during eating?

Left not gallbladder: Pain in the left upper back can be from the pancreas, stomach, but very unlikely the gallbladder. Noticing that the pain is worse with eating, movement, breathing is important ...Read more

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Burning pain in left shoulder and abdomen. Has happened before and usually lasts 1hr-3hrs. Abdomen pain still prodominate.

They're the same: The left shoulder pain is "referred pain" from the abdomen. The nerve supply to part of the shoulder originates from the same location as the nerve supply to some abdominal structures. Could be stomach, pancreas, gallbladder etc. (NOT kidneys.) Get it checked out. It may be something that's not serious now but could get serious later. ...Read more

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What is the burning pain under left shoulder blade and left breast?

Referred neck pain: The neck can refer pain along the medial border of the scapula and the C8 nerve root in the neck can make your anterior chest hurt. ...Read more