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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Shoulder Tingling

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What can causing intermittent tingling under one shoulder blade? Could it be shingles? 

What can causing intermittent tingling under one shoulder blade? Could it be shingles? 

No: I say no because u said intermittent, so am presuming this has been going on for a while. Commonly, tingling or some sensation...Itchy, pain... Occurs prior to the outbreak of the rash of shingles, but generally this happens within 10 days. The rash is like crops of tiny blisters that occur along a nerve path on only one side of the body. Likely tingle will resolve on own. If not, c the doc. ...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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I have intermittent pain sometimes dull sometimes severe from top of breast below shoulder & down inside of left arm. The pain can arise from side of breast to underarm & down inner left arm, sometimes causing a tingling sensation. I have also intermitten

Impingement: This symptom appears to be caused by an impingement of a nerve and to determine the location of the impingement and what are the options for treatment,I recommend a consultation with a neurologist who can also order any appropriate tests which may be needed in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have intermittent tingling in my toes (bilateral) l heel, and l shoulder. Mri of spine was clear. All lab tests wnl (thyroid, b12, a1c, etc) ideas?

I have intermittent tingling in my toes (bilateral) l heel, and l shoulder.  Mri of spine was clear. All lab tests wnl (thyroid, b12, a1c, etc) ideas?

Local factors: Inflamed muscle or tendons leading to those extremities can still be intermittently compressing the nerve. Sometimes it could be simply the way you are shifting or moving. Knowing that the roots at the spine are clear is good. Because the pain is intermittent, consider a local factor. See if a stretch or massage makes a difference. ...Read more

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Why do I get tingling at back just below my shoulder blade, it's not regular?

Why do I get tingling at back just below my shoulder blade, it's not regular?

Many causes: May be postural. For example if you work at a computer at work all day. Can be other reasons like a pinched nerve. Get checked out if persists. ...Read more