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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Tingling My Left Shoulder

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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Lately in the evening every night I get this tingling burning feeling under my left shoulder blade, usually I am doing something what can cause ths?

Lately in the evening every night I get this tingling burning feeling under my left shoulder blade, usually I am doing something what can cause ths?

The something: Your synopsis states that you have a sensation after you are doing something. Clearly "something" seems to be triggering your discomfort. Stop doing "it" and see if the "something" resolves itself. You may have a trigger point and a physical therapist might be helpful to you. ...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?

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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I suffer pain in the muscle below my left shoulder blade. It starts off as a burning pain and as it progresses it's like white hot tingling pain.?

I suffer pain in the muscle below my left shoulder blade. It starts off as a burning pain and as it progresses it's like white hot tingling pain.?

Nerve pain: Sounds like pain from "pinched nerve". Several causes of pain from pinched nerve; artheritis, herniated disc, narrowing of foramin (holes) that nerves leave spinal cord from. The burning type, hot pain is consistent with nerve pain. Questions to consider; worse with movement, deep breathing, fever or swelling in one or both legs? Does the pain radiate anywhere? This could mean something else. ...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've got middle chest pain that comes and goes it like a burning ache, then it's in my left shoulder n bak. Tingling in hands numbes in litle finger?

I've got middle chest pain that comes and goes it like a burning ache, then it's in my left shoulder n bak. Tingling in hands numbes in litle finger?

SEE MD TODAY: This could be angina, chest pain and referred pain to the left shoulder/left scapular area and sensations traveling down left arm. If this is the case, symptoms indicate insufficient blood flow in your heart. Call your doctor today.
It could be something else (panic attacks +\- gastric reflux), but acute heart disease must be ruled out. Consider:go to er next episode for ekg, exam, labwork. ...Read more

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What would cause pain, tingling and numbness behind left shoulder area?

Pain numbness tingli: Could be musculoskeletal from strain-more pain w/ ar mmovement? - or I have seen left shoulder pain (by scapula) from gastritis, H pylori. Could try ranitidine for gastritis, tylenol/ motrin (if not allergic) for musculoskeletal pain. rarely could be neurologic like MS (all else negative- this position is no usual) or vascular. F/u/w/ doc ...Read more

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What causes pain in alternating shoulder blades? Pain has been in my left shoulder blade with burning and now moved to the right.

Exam: You are describing both neuritis and myalgia (muscle and nerve irritiation/pain)- you need an examination to determine the cause. The burning pain suggests periperal neuropathy- get checked for diabetes and shingles. ...Read more

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What causes a burning itchy feeling in the left shoulder blade?

What causes a burning itchy feeling in the left shoulder blade?

Could be a # of cau-: Ses, like:
1: skin irritation by something coming in contact with it;
2: some insect bite (s);
3: a local nerve being irritated, or from the spine itself;
4: A Metabolic cause, which can also same symptoms.

See your PCP to be examined and probably investigated.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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

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

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When I finish a run or bend over the sink to do dishes I have this tight spot above or on the inside of my left shoulder blade that causes tingling?

When I finish a run or bend over the sink to do dishes I have this tight spot above or on the inside of my left shoulder blade that causes tingling?

Pleuritic catch: Several possibilities. The pain may be related to irritation of the pleura (lining of the lung) or ribs or muscles around the scapula.
A chest x ray would be a good start but may not show any abnormalities. Have your physician examine you & if pain is significant consider other tests eg: ct or mri
ibuprofen can control the pain if it persists. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?

Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?

Tingling in arm: May be due to nerve or vascular compression (more often the former). The injury that resulted in the shoulder blade fracture may have caused another problem. (nerve root, brachial plexus, peripheral nerve) Sometimes traction to the ulnar nerve causes parasthesias down to the hand and discomfort around the elbow. A good neurological-exam possibly an EMG-NCS may need to be done to sort this out. ...Read more

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Tingling on and off near left shoulder blade. I googled it which one should never do! Lung cancer was even listed as a cause! I'm 32. No injury.?

Tingling on and off near left shoulder blade. I googled it which one should never do! Lung cancer was even listed as a cause! I'm 32. No injury.?

Need more info: A simple tingling near a shoulder blade may not be significant if it does not last. Without knowing more, it is difficult to give a better answer. If the tingling is related to an injury, it is most likely not related to cancer. ...Read more

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Small lump under skin not visible on my back next to my left shoulder blade. It causes a burning, itching sensation and pain in that area and is sore.

Small lump under skin not visible on my back next to my left shoulder blade. It causes a burning, itching sensation and pain in that area and is sore.

Could be???: It could be a lipoma or a cyst. It is hard to tell without an exam. I recommend seeing your doctor to have evaluated. ...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 is tingling in left shoulder about?

What is tingling in left shoulder about?

Tingling: If associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea etc. Can be cardiac related, but more likely a pinched nerve perhaps from a cervical disc. If other worrisome symptoms as described go to emergency room, either way see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Not normal: If your symptoms are this intense, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I've had this non stop pain under my left shoulder blade for three days. I also get a tingling sensation every now and then.

I've had this non stop pain under my left shoulder blade for three days. I also get a tingling sensation every now and then.

Activity: Certain over shoulder activities like painting walls, redecorating can cause issues with the shoulder girdle call "thoracic outlet syndrome" where overusage causes the muscles to swell and narrow the space where the nerves exit causing pinching and symptoms similar to yours. Initial study would be a simple chest xray. ...Read more

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Hello, I am feeling this crazy tingling under my left shoulder blade. It feels so odd but doesn't hurt. Could it be serious?

Hello, I am feeling this crazy tingling under my left shoulder blade. It feels so odd but doesn't hurt. Could it be serious?

Perhaps not so: Some patients will rarely experience a tingling irritating sensation over the middle of the shoulder blade or even below, and that is a problem locally perhaps secondary to trauma or virus, termed notalgia paresthetica. A thoracic disc may compress an intercostal nerve, and cause symptoms. Probably not a sign of progressive disease, but have your doctor examine it. ...Read more

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Tingling and somtimes pulling sensation in the left shoulder blade but not always there just when I move or bend over sometime? But not all the time

Tingling and somtimes pulling sensation in the left shoulder blade but not always there just when I move or bend over sometime? But not all the time

See doctor: Sounds entirely musculoskeletal in nature as opposed to neurological. Start tracking the differences in physical activities and positions of the left shoulder and back together with periods of pain and discomfort. You will then, take this completed diary to someone's attention. ...Read more

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I've had a sporadic tingling sensation around the inside corner area of my left shoulder blade for about 2 weeks, what is causing it/how can I fix it?

I've had a sporadic tingling sensation around the inside corner area of my left shoulder blade for about 2 weeks, what is causing it/how can I fix it?

Multiple: There are many reasons that this could happen but an overuse injury from repetitive motion such as shoveling or repetitive lifting over your head may have caused the problem. Another source could be from trauma, where you recently in an accident or accidentally hit up against a wall? . If it persists, you should seek professional advice from your family Doc initially ...Read more

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A burning feeling across the back of my left shoulder. How do I treat this?

A burning feeling across the back of my left shoulder. How do I treat this?

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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What can I do to alleviate burning in left shoulder and tiredness?

What can I do to alleviate burning in left shoulder and tiredness?

Shoulder: I can't think of a link between shoulder pain and tiredness. You should start with a visit to your PCP and may need a consult with an orthopedic surgeon. That does not mean you will need shoulder surgery - there are many ways to help that burning pain. ...Read more

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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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My left shoulder is hurting super bad and burning. Do not remember hurting it at all.

Shoulder pain: New onset shoulder pain without injury can often be treated successfully with rest, over the counter anti- inflammatories (ibuprofen or naproxen), and physical therapy. Recommend visit with primary care provider, shoulder x-rays to rule out arthritis, and a trial of the above treatment. ...Read more

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Left shoulder hurts like burning sention. And when I move it. I think it might be bursitis.

Left shoulder hurts like burning sention. And when I move it. I think it might be bursitis.

Could be: Shoulder pain could be from bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis and just bruise from mechanical fall.
If there is no repetitive use of the shoulder like throwing ball=no rotator cuff tendonitis. If there is no obvious injury/deformity of the joint., you can try anti inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen, naproxane for 7 days, apply ice and avoid repetitive movement. If no improvement get examined ...Read more