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Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night. ?

Sharp pain in chest with shoulder/back/neck pain. Dull ache constantly/sharp at times for 3 days. Worse at night. ?

Musculoskeletal: Your description is of musculoskeletal pain - myofascial syndrome, costochondritis, muscular strain, stretch, or pull. Simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn, (naproxen) rest, heat, massage, and time should help you feel better. If not, you'll have to see your doctor for more advanced therapy. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Bilateral shin pain. Bad during the day, worse at night.

Shin splints?: Are you a runner? Here's a link: https://www.google.com/search?q=shin+splints&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS593US594&oq=shin+splints&aqs=chrome..69i57.3111j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 ...Read more

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Right leg pain while driving for months. Now intermittent heat whenever. Pain at joints, heat radiates. Ideas?

Right leg pain while driving for months. Now intermittent heat whenever.  Pain at joints, heat radiates.  Ideas?

Heat where: Uncertain whether the pain is in the joint with heat in the joint or elsewhere. This could be arthritis and you need an evaluation to clarify and get therapy. ...Read more

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Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine. Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?

Sharp localized pain in mid upper spine.  Happens at night for hours tried heat and pain killers and muscle relaxer nothing works?

Night pain: One of the hallmarks of a potential problem in a young patient is night time pain/awakening. Even such, benign causes are most common. Nonetheless, pain at night would prompt me to recommend x-rays/mri and i would suggest a spine physician see you. ...Read more

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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when i move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma 
throbbing and intense pain 
intensifies when i move my neck?

Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

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Severe shooting, tearing pain in rt shoulder at shoulder joint. Rt arm falls asleep. Very weak, can barely lift anything, 3+ wks, getting worse, ?

Severe shooting, tearing pain in rt shoulder at shoulder joint. Rt arm falls asleep. Very weak, can barely lift anything, 3+ wks, getting worse, ?

No Trauma?: If no trauma one possibility is parsonage turner syndrome (acute idiopathic brachial plexopathy) its uncommon but i see one or two cases a year. You've pretty much described the acute presenting symptoms. I think you should see a neurologist if there is no reason to suspect traumatic injury of the shoulder itself. ...Read more

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Upper back/shoulder/collarbone pain after sitting at desk/working at a computer all day and after sleeping... muscle strain?

Upper back/shoulder/collarbone pain after sitting at desk/working at a computer all day and after sleeping... muscle strain?

Ergonomics: It is very important for people who work for long periods of time on a computer or doing repetitive tasks to have an ergonomic work station. Proper alignment is essential for injury prevention. Additionally, intermittent breaks for walking and stretching should be employed. ...Read more

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Tuesday gone did 40 pushups left should pain since then swelling and pain when moving my shoulder pain from shoulder to elbow pain at night awakes me?

Shoulder pain: This is likely a strain type injury. Recommend rest, ice, compression, and an over the counter anti- inflammatory (ibuprofen or naproxen). If symptoms continue after this treatment for 2-3 weeks, seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lung, and kidney problems can also cause similar symptoms. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Pain in buttocks, bad at night. hurts to bend over, leg pain when walking, no recent inj. hurts to move at night. lower lumbar pain, pain in neck?

Pain in buttocks, bad at night. hurts to bend over, leg pain when walking, no recent inj. hurts to move at night. lower lumbar pain, pain in neck?

Uncertain : Could be lumber stenosis but that doesn't explain the neck pain. You'll need a full evaluation to help clarify the diagnoses. ...Read more

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What could upper abdomen pain after eating and unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

What could upper abdomen pain after eating and  unbearable chest pain when laid flat at night be please?

Ulcer and reflux: You may well have a peptic ulcer and reflux disease. I recommend proceeding with an endoscopy and at the same time exclude an h pylori infection. ...Read more

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I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?

I am in excruciating pain in hip morning also down whole leg with foot tingling. at night severe pain can't sl. walking unbearable?

Back issues: Your symptoms are similar to someone with back issues. Most likely sciatica. You should see a neurologist or orthopedist for follow up studies such as an MRI ...Read more

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Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

A-C Joint? : If a young person were to have shoulder pain with pain lying on shoulder at night & weakness with lifting & a "popping" sound. A consideration is A-C, acromioclavicular, separation. Has there been a traumatic injury or fall onto shoulder? Skateboarding? See an Osteopath or Physiatrist. A-C joint X-ray films standing upright with & without weights might be needed; as well as an MRI. ...Read more

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Have terrible shoulder pain at night especially where the shoulder blade is and the pain is worse when lifting things. Sometimes it's pain everywhere.

Inflammation: Unless you recall a recent shoulder injury, you could have a bursitis of the shoulder. If you're able to take nsaids like ibuprofen, they may help reduce pain and inflammation. If your symptoms persist or worsen, see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Shoulder/back pain that radiates down to elbow. Shoulder started 3-4 weeks ago but elbow pain came last week. Worse at night, throbs. keeps me awake?

Shoulder/back pain that radiates down to elbow. Shoulder started 3-4 weeks ago but elbow pain came last week. Worse at night, throbs. keeps me awake?

May not fit: May not be simple but could be coming from the neck to the elbow. Because there are so many systems involved here you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more