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Dull Pain In Left Shoulder
Dull pain in left shoulder blade, but increases to a sharp pain if I inhale deep, or go to sneeze or stretch it, ideas?
This can be a sign: Of just a muscle pull or related to a disc problem or even to something irritating the diaphragm on that same side. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Tightness in left chest through back with dull pain down left shoulder and arm off and on for 5 year.?
Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.
Dull aching pain near left shoulder blade area for 2 years, feels good to massage real hard with pool ball, it was never injured. What could this be?
Myofacial pain?: Pain near the shoulder blade in your age group that is relieved with massage is most commonly muscular in origin. This can be brought on by poor posture& ergonomics, stress, muscle tightness. It can also be a referred pain from a pinched nerve in the neck. Best to get it checked out with an md. If the pain is muscular, need to evaluate the cause. Physical therapy can be helpful in this condition. ...Read more
I have a dull pain between my left shoulder and collar bone when I take a deep breath in, I have bad posture could this be caused due to that?
No that would be: Very unlikely to be the cause of that type of pain especially when only affected by your breathing in terms of a deep breath. It is most likely muscular but if it persists or even worsens, see your physician to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more
I have been getting sharp and dull pain in my left shoulder blade, arm, neck, and rib cage most time after eating for a week what could it be?
Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more
I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?
Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
What could cause dull, achy pain in left shoulder, neck, and jaw during pregnancy? Have not injured it.
L side pain pregnant: This can be a variety of things, anything from heart related to a variation on heart burn or even just muscles stretching. It's best to ask your OB about it to make sure you don't have a serious cause. ...Read more
Dull, continuous pain in left arm (shoulder to forearm). Pain does not radiate or pulsate. 26 year old female. No previous accident/injury.
Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?
I'm having a dull pain in my chest it feels as if it is spreading to my left shoulder and my back. Its kinda freaking me out. What could it be?
The back of my neck hurts when I look up. When I don't move it I have dull pain on the part where my left shoulder meets with the bottom of my neck.?
Neck strain/sprain: Often no specific injury, but many people suffer neck/shoulder pain unknowingly caused by long-term desk work (looking at the computer all day) and poor sleep position at night etc... I would suggest doing some really good range-of-motion/stretching exercises; use of some motrin/aleve, gentle-warm heat massage may help. If not better, consult doc for a more complete evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
I ve had a pain in my back under my left shoulder blade for a little more than two months it s a dull pain but doesn t seem to go away otherwise I m completely healthy should I be concerned?
Pain: Two months of dull pain without progression of symptoms could be muscle in origin. It is best to have it checked by your doctor to be on safe side. ...Read more
I have a dull pain in the heart area and left shoulder that lasts for 2 mins max. It has been for 2 months. Non smoking teenager?
Probably muscle pain: If you have had the pain for a few months, it should be looked at by a doctor. It probably is muscular and depending on your physical activity and the extent of pain, it can be evaluated and treated as indicated. ...Read more
Can your left shoulder hurt from coughing a lot or is it my acid reflex? Ekg normal, and heart was perfect yesterdays at er. Its a dull pain.
I've been having dull pain (like I need to pop back) in left shoulder blade when walking or not slouching. Is this lung cancer, angina or neither?
Likely neither,,: Lung cancer is highly unlikely at your age, and angina is usually a more intense pain that often has dyspnea or shortness of breath with it and usually comes with exertion. Your obesity and likely your sitting and posture habits might have more to do with this. It'd be wise to see your doctor about an exercise plan and possibly posture exercises along with a general exam. Good luck. ...Read more
There can be many reasons for this - a muscle strain or joint sprain, a slightly torn tendon, and irritated bursa, an unstable shoulder joint, arthritis, torn cartilage, or shoulder parts jamming each other on motion. This requires a careful shoulder examination by a rehab or orthopedic doc. Don't let this go on too long.
James dillard, md. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain when reach behind/across body, lay on left side/on back at night what could this be? It's been happening about a month after accident
Do Some Research: This sounds like a "classic" case of a rotator cuff problem. That is, the tendons that move and/or stabilize the shoulder. If you're careful, it can heal on its own, but if there's been no progress after 4-6 months, go see an orthopedic doctor. Before that, avoid straining above shoulder height. Look on the internet for stretching and mobilizing exercises, use Motrin and apply ice after activity. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?
How is function?:
If range of motion is good (arm goes all the way up in the air and all the way behind the back) and have not had a recent injury, I usually recommend nsaids under care of a pcp.
If your pain goes away completely that is great. If not you should be evaluated for something that may need more treatment. ...Read more
See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more
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