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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Severe Pain In Left Clavicle

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My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

My doc is stumped after mri. I have severe pain in left shoulder that causes numbness in outter arm, pinky finger, and ring finger. I'm 26.

MRIs don't tell all: This needs more study it sounds like a radiating pain it might be in a net between your shoulder and neck or further down it could also be coming from an injury or trigger point in the muscle called the supraspinatus or even fibromyalgia doctor needs to look in more detail and possibly order an emg/ncv or other x rays. ...Read more

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My dad has had really severe pain in his left shoulder for a month. What could be the cause?

My dad has had really severe pain in his left shoulder for a month. What could be the cause?

Multiple causes: Proceed from most likely causes, such as rotator cuff tear, AC joint impingement , Labral tear. Other possibilities include sub acromial bursitis, bicipital tendinitis and supra scapular neuralgia. Do not forget to ask if there is any pain radiating from the neck to the shoulder, in which case a C4-5 cervical disc herniation should be ruled out by MRI. ...Read more

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I had an epidural in may last year. Since then my neck and left shoulder have caused severe pain plus dizziness. Symptoms connected to procedure?

Epidural: Epidurals done correctly (by well trained md's) rarely cause increased pain that lasts this long (you had it 5/13). More than likely you have some pathology that is not responsive to epidurals. ...Read more

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I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

I am in severe pain, left neck, shoulder, & clavicle area. I have swelling about 3 inches across, in the cs joint area, very tender to touch. ?

Abscess: You may be describing an abscess or pus pocket eg painful swelling. Best to go see your Family Doc ASAP for evaluation & treatment as you may need to get swelling lanced & drained then started on antibiotics. Go to Urgent Care or ER if necessary. You may apply warmth/heat temporarily if necessary. In meantime, mark circumference of swelling w/indelible pen to give docs some idea of spread. ...Read more

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Severe pain in left shoulder/arm and down left side?

See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that i injured it ?

Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that i injured it ?

Trigger Points?: One common cause of pain like what you describe are myofacial trigger points. These are areas of muscle that get inflamed oftentimes by an abnormal stretch and they can seem to get worse when we are under stress. Treatment includes ice or heat ( try one then the other if not working ), massage , therapy or manipulation and rest. Very occasionally trigger point injections.Are done. ...Read more

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Wat is it if u have severe pain in left shoulder, short of breath, dizzy, headaches.

See below: Considering your history of a heart stent, you need to seek medical attention immediately as this could be a heart attack. Hope you feel better. ...Read more