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I am a 45 yr old female. I am feeling a dull pain in my left arm from shoulder radiating down to fingers and dull pain under left breast....should I b?

I am a 45 yr old female. I am feeling a dull pain in my left arm from shoulder radiating down to fingers and dull pain under left breast....should I b?

Must call the doctor: Any person with chest, left shoulder, and left arm pain symptoms has to go to her doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack kills people. As the saying goes, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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33 year old female, been experiencing extreme pain in left arm from shoulder to fingertips. Aching pain and comes and goes. What can be wrong?

33 year old female, been experiencing extreme pain in left arm from shoulder to fingertips. Aching pain and comes and goes. What can be wrong?

More info!: How long has it been going on? Have you started any new exercise or work routine? Does it only hurt with movement? What helps or makes it worse? These are just some of the answers we need to know. Extreme pain of any sort that lasts more than a day or so, with no explanation certainly needs to be evaluated promptly. If you have numbness, tingling, or weakness, too, you need to be evaluated now ...Read more

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My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?

My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?

Radiating: The pain in the arm and shoulder might be due to impingement or pressure on a nerve root as it exits the cervical spine, pressure on the nerve in the axilla (armpit), or trauma to the shoulder components ("rotator cuff"). These are the most common causes. ...Read more

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My left arm has been aching from my wrist to my shoulder for 3 days, wrist & shoulder the most. No other symptom. I haven't had any sport injury, etc!

My left arm has been aching from my wrist to my shoulder for 3 days, wrist & shoulder the most. No other symptom. I haven't had any sport injury, etc!

Evaluate: I must insist you seek medical uation immediately . You may have atypical cardiac pain, so you need to be seen as soon as possible. If not, more the better - then you can work through the uation process. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 31 yrs old and I have aching in my left shoulder and my left arm had a lot of test done on my heart and they all come back good so what is it?

Arm pai: What you describe is unlikely to be related to your heart, it is most likely a musculoskeletal related pain. These often don't show anything on anything but physical diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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Cervical fusion 3/4 disc respl 5/6 over yr ago, pain down left arm to pinky/ring finger. aching shoulder blades. had cervical epidurals. not helping. ?

Need 2nd opinion: Always check with your PCP first for best referrals for pain specialists.Can also see an osteopathic physician, who's a DO trained in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM) who can evaluate you musculoskeletally, treat you and help decompress your neck, spine, low back, sacrum and offer more options and solutions to get you out of pain quickly! Check Am.Acad.Osteopathy or Cranial Academy directories. ...Read more

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Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?

Left arm just on the top side from my bicep and all down to my fingers sore to touch feels like sunburn,also in shoulder blade,under armpit,arm aching?

Possible allergy: The description of left arm shoulder blade and armpit , aching s-like sunburn aching suggests that it may be either allergic reaction to prolonged exposure to sun ,poison ivy or some infection is coming up ..See your doctor ,get examined and treatment .In the meantime you apply hydrocortisone ointment to left arm ...Read more

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I am 47yr F. Woke up with aching and throbbing pain in the left shoulder blade shooting down to my left arm. I have taken some aleve (naproxen) and tried to massage the area but hasn't really helped yet. Should I be worried?

I am 47yr F. Woke up with aching and throbbing pain in the left shoulder blade shooting down to my left arm. I have taken some aleve (naproxen) and tried to massage the area but hasn't really helped yet. Should I be worried?

Get checked: Most likely it is a muscle spasm but given your age you should see a doctor to make sure that there are no other issues going on. If it is muscle spasm there are medications that could help. ...Read more

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Good evening. I have an aching pain in the back of my left shoulder & upper left arm. my fingers & thumb on my left hand go numb & tingles?

Good evening. I have an aching pain in the back of my left shoulder & upper left arm. my fingers & thumb on my left hand go numb & tingles?

Nerve entrapement: See your family doctor and he will probably order a nerve conduction test to see what is going on. It could be a problem at the wrist, elbow, or shoulder ...Read more

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What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

Muscle strain: Possible a muscle strain or rotator cuff injury. It depends on how long this has been going on and if there was any inciting trauma such as lifting or carrying something heavy which could have brought it out. I'd say more info and having a doctor evaluate it is the best course of action. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull ache in my left shoulder and down left arm. I'm 35 slim build active female?

I have a constant dull ache in my left shoulder and down left arm. I'm 35 slim build active female?

Rotator cuff pain?: Several conditions of the shoulder area can cause pain radiating down the arm. The most common condition is a rotator cuff tear or impingement or a tendonitis. Occasionally a pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder pain radiating down the arm. In this case raising or elevating the arm/shoulder is not painful(as opposed to a rotator cuff problem). For more information> http://bit.ly/1zzg2o6 ...Read more

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Dull constant ache in left shoulder blade pain radiating down left arm BP is 119/78 pulse 90 pain has been there all day I suffer severe anxiety also ?

Some pain issues: the location and movement of a pain gives clues as to what is going on. There are nerves that run from the shoulder outward (brachial plexus). mostly they are injured from obvious causes like car accidents and severe arm pulling. Thoracic outlet syndrome is when bones at the top of the ribcage rub these nerves. Generally with signs of circulation problems in arm. ...Read more

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Left arm/shoulder dull ache/numbness. And sharp chest pains left side and sternum area has been increasing over the past 2 weeks? Any ideas?

Left arm/shoulder dull ache/numbness. And sharp chest pains left side and sternum area has been increasing over the past 2 weeks? Any ideas?

Cardiologist?: You want to see your doc and ask if you need to see a cardiologist. Or possibly any other specialists. No reason to wait. Good luck and it is better to be safe. ...Read more

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