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Causes of intermittent hand and shoulder pain together?

Causes of intermittent hand and shoulder pain together?

Some ideas: Carpel Tunnel Syndrome can give hand and shoulder symptoms- usually more symptomatic at night. With trauma you can injure your neck and have referred pain that you feel in shoulder and hand. It is a common combination for those who suffer paralysis from a stroke - but not usual in someone your age. You will need a Neurologist or Physical Medicine Doctor to sort it out if it persists- Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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I'm a 35 yo female. I have been having some intermittent left arm and shoulder pain today. It's a radiating, nervy pain. Any ideas?

I'm a 35 yo female.  I have been having some intermittent left arm and shoulder pain today. It's a radiating, nervy pain. Any ideas?

See details: No one can answer your question based on the scanty information with less than a single day of discomfort. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Been having left arm/shoulder pain, intermittent. Echo and EKG normal about 6 months ago, but mitral valve enlarged slightly. Could this pain be hrt?

Go to a DO : If you've already gone to a doctor and received your cardiology workup, it might be wise to go to an osteopathic physician for a second opinion, to help determine the origin of your left arm, and shoulder pain. S/he can do a full osteopathic musculoskeletal examination, and determine if your left arm, and shoulder pain is structural, or in some way related to another issue. If it is musculoskeletal origin, she/he can do and osteopathic manipulative treatment, and relieve that pain. ...Read more

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10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain. Pain also in arm down to fingers. Back pain can sometimes be eased by deep breath. What is this?

Could be impingement: You may have some inflamed muscles in the shoulder blade region and even into the shoulder, which might also be in spasm, causing some of that pain. With inflammation, sometimes nerves can get pinched and impinged, causing you to have referred pain down your arm and fingers. You can try heat and ice, as well as Ibuprofen but may need to see your doc for physical therapy referral and/or imaging. ...Read more

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What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

Not cardiac: There's nothing about your description that suggests heart disease. I would be concerned about cervical disk disease with neural impingement causing that distribution & duration of pain. An MRI would rule it in or out. ...Read more

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Intermittent pain under shoulder blade for 3 days. Female 70 years of age?

Intermittent pain under shoulder blade for 3 days. Female 70 years of age?

Hard to say: More details please! How long does the pain last? Is is sharp or dull? Does it happen with movement or at rest? Any other symptoms? Atypical chest pain can be serious or minor depending on all these things, plus your medical history. If the pain is only with movement, it is likely due to a problem with your muscles. If not, lots of causes. See a doc. If shortness of breath, nausea, pain to ER. ...Read more

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Miserable arm and shoulder pain, what is this? Caucasian female age 49 thanksgiving morning i woke up with a pain in my upper left back. Since then intermittent - daily - pain on that side ranging from shoulder to elbow, left arm has intense tingling an

Miserable arm and shoulder pain, what is this? Caucasian female age 49 thanksgiving morning i woke up with a pain in my upper left back.  Since then intermittent - daily - pain on that side ranging from shoulder to elbow, left arm has intense tingling an

See orthopod: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Lower central chest pain+intermittent claudications+dysnea+lt and rt shoulder pain and lt arm pain .. wut inv do i need to do ?

Your symptoms are: not particularly worrisome for cardiac issues especially as a young woman. That having been said however, women's symptoms are often atypical. You need to see a health care provider for an examination, EKG and potentially a stress test to rule out cardiac cause of your discomforts. ...Read more

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Bile peritonitis 6mo ago, now having intermittent RUQ pain and r shoulder pain not Could it be related? LFT CBC TSH - WNL Vit D 20.6 - 11/8/15

Yes: Remember me I responded/diagnosed your problem 6 Mo. ago. Healthtap.com/herman hammerstead You probably have adhesion between your liver and diaphragm. See your surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Need to start with MRI and may need Lap lysis of adhesions ...Read more

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What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.

What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.

Thoracic pain: There are many causes of symptoms described,it is not enough to say its not cardiac,go further to figure out what is causing the sensations eg pinched nerve,GI causes,anxiety etc etc.Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder pain?

What can I do for shoulder pain?

Hard to say: Without more detail about your pain, what may have caused it and the dysfunction associated with it. Different types of pain have different causes and different treatments. It's very suboptimal for someone to give you a generic answer for shoulder pain without having a better understanding of what's causing it. An evaluation in person is necessary for appropriate guidance. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat my shoulder pain?

Vague shoulder pain: Try range of motion stretches, anti-inflammatories, and heat pads. If you had a history of a specific injury, then have it seen by your family doctor first. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

Depends on cause: Depends on cause. Get it checked once the cause is determined, the treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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How can I stop chronic shoulder pain?

Treatment: When you have chronic shoulder you have to find the cause of it, and treat it. Go and see orthopedic surgeon have him exam your shoulder and find out what is the problem and start enjoy life with no pain. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat shoulder pain?

You have to find the: Reason for the pain and treat it, so tell me what kind pain is burning pain , dull achy pain, any numbness in the same side , what other things you have beside pain, did you had x-ray. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, should I be concerned?

Shoulder pain, should I be concerned?

Depends: You would need to describe the pain more specifically. What type of pain (sharp/dull), where exactly does it hurt, what activities make it better or worse, constant pain or pain that comes and goes. The best thing to do is to have your doctor examine your shoulder. ...Read more