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Fluttering Left Shoulder
I have palpitations & left shoulder blade pain. Tonight I had a fluttering in the left shoulder blade. Now pain in same area. Muscle spasm or palps?
Lower left shoulder pain also in left side of chest, occasional flutter in chest. Pain in back worsens as day progresses. Off and on several months?
I have had left arm pain on and off for about 3 weeks with fluttering and mild pain in chest and shoulder pain. Fluttering as well. Heart attack?
Pain: Not a high probability for heart attack but also only sparse information available. ...Read more
Need much more info: Does it hurt all the time, or only with certain movements? What makes the pain worse? What makes it better. Did the pain start suddenly or gradually? What activity were you doing before/when the pain started? What part of the shoulder hurts? See your pcp to have shoulder evaluated. Be prepared to answer above questions. Nsaid may temporarily relieve some of the pain until see doc. ...Read more
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. But with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more
Dislocation, sprain,: Left shoulder blade/shoulder pain can result from a dislocation or sprain of the shoulder joint. Pain in the shoulder blade area can also be from a possible renal stone in the left kidney, or if there is an infectious lesion from a cut or bite, that could cause pain there as well. A myocardisal infarction can cause pain here as well but it radiates down the left arm in most cases. ...Read more
Varies: There are a variety of possibilities. In general, inflamed tissues can "pulse", there are much less common things like aneurysms and AV malformations as well. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Have it diagnosed --:
Meanwhile try some NSAIDs that you have used in the past.
See your PCP and possibly an Orthopod and have it investigated, if it lasts for more than a couple of weeks, or is getting worse, or has associated symptoms like coughing, (with blood in it), or any calf pains, etc. ...Read more
See your doctor: There are several causes for this type of pain, but one of the most important potential causes to consider is the heart. Please make sure you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Should see your PCP:
As a detailed hx ; examination are required to evaluate your symptoms. Xrays, and mri/ct scans might be needed to DX the problem. An orthopod referral would probably be generated or with a spine surgeon, if its deemed the pain is from a spine cause.
Good luck ; enjoy the best of xmas. ...Read more
Possible arthritis: "deterioration" of a shoulder would typically be a case of degenerative joint disease (aka djd) or arthritis of the shoulder joint. DJD is a chronic condition that can cause both pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Recommend consulting with an orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation with xrays and a discussion of treatment options. ...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
Try something new: If there is no cure then obviously you just have to live with it and try to ignore it. But it is likely that there is something going on that can be successfully treated. If it is a muscle problem, physical therapy could really help. Prescription strength pain medicine may help ease the pain. Sometimes all you need is some time for your body to heal itself. Seeing your doctor would help a lot. ...Read more
Need medical check: If feeling sick, pl. Go to your GP or hospital for a quick check and urgent treatment as indicated. The exam will help determine if your joint a part of your sickness and needs specific blood test or XRay with treatment. Hope you feel better ...Read more
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