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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Tingling In Left Shoulder

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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 is tingling in left shoulder about?

What is tingling in left shoulder about?

Tingling: If associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea etc. Can be cardiac related, but more likely a pinched nerve perhaps from a cervical disc. If other worrisome symptoms as described go to emergency room, either way see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eyes rolling up and down. Leg numbness. Tingling in left shoulder. Dizzy. Keeps happening. Why?

Eyes rolling up and down. Leg numbness. Tingling in left shoulder. Dizzy. Keeps happening. Why?

Needs evaluation: It sounds like some kind of neurological problem that needs an urgent attention. Please consult your doc, neurologist or ophthalmologist asap. It can be from brain inflammation, brain lesion or toxic reaction to the brain. .Its hard to consult on line withourt examination and more info. ...Read more

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7/9 hrs on my feet at fast paced job...Tingling in left shoulder in back and tip of big toe is numb, can it just be that my shoes are just too small?

7/9 hrs on my feet at fast paced job...Tingling in left shoulder in back and tip of big toe is numb, can it just be that my shoes are just too small?

Toes touching shoe: If your big toe touches the rim of your shoes, then it could be that your shoes are too tight. However, since you're on your feet most of the day, you need to have the best possible walking shoes available. If your big toe is red, swollen, hot, painful, and your shoes fits fine, meaning a half inch from the top of the shoe, then it's probably a medical condition. You need to have your pcp examine your feet/toes and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had this non stop pain under my left shoulder blade for three days. I also get a tingling sensation every now and then.

I've had this non stop pain under my left shoulder blade for three days. I also get a tingling sensation every now and then.

Activity: certain over shoulder activities like painting walls, redecorating can cause issues with the shoulder girdle call "thoracic outlet syndrome" where overusage causes the muscles to swell and narrow the space where the nerves exit causing pinching and symptoms similar to yours. initial study would be a simple chest xray. ...Read more

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Hello, I am feeling this crazy tingling under my left shoulder blade. It feels so odd but doesn't hurt. Could it be serious?

Hello, I am feeling this crazy tingling under my left shoulder blade. It feels so odd but doesn't hurt. Could it be serious?

Perhaps not so: Some patients will rarely experience a tingling irritating sensation over the middle of the shoulder blade or even below, and that is a problem locally perhaps secondary to trauma or virus, termed notalgia paresthetica. A thoracic disc may compress an intercostal nerve, and cause symptoms. Probably not a sign of progressive disease, but have your doctor examine it. ...Read more

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Tingling and somtimes pulling sensation in the left shoulder blade but not always there just when I move or bend over sometime? But not all the time

Tingling and somtimes pulling sensation in the left shoulder blade but not always there just when I move or bend over sometime? But not all the time

See doctor: Sounds entirely musculoskeletal in nature as opposed to neurological. Start tracking the differences in physical activities and positions of the left shoulder and back together with periods of pain and discomfort. You will then, take this completed diary to someone's attention. ...Read more

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I've had a sporadic tingling sensation around the inside corner area of my left shoulder blade for about 2 weeks, what is causing it/how can i fix it?

I've had a sporadic tingling sensation around the inside corner area of my left shoulder blade for about 2 weeks, what is causing it/how can i fix it?

Multiple: There are many reasons that this could happen but an overuse injury from repetitive motion such as shoveling or repetitive lifting over your head may have caused the problem. Another source could be from trauma, where you recently in an accident or accidentally hit up against a wall?. If it persists, you should seek professional advice from your family Doc initially ...Read more

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Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Why is my left shoulder and neck tingling?

Not normal: If your symptoms are this intense, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing numbness or tingling (side: one side only) (time frame: sudden) on my left shoulder for about 6+ months?

I am experiencing  numbness or tingling (side: one side only) (time frame: sudden)  on my left shoulder for about 6+ months?

Tingling L shoulder: Could be thoracic outlet syndrome or coming from compressed irritated nerve in the neck. Would get MRI of cervical spine and if normal follow up with orthopedist regarding thoracic outlet syndrome or other impingement disorders, rarely could be MS or mass(tumor- check CXR, thyroid, nodes) or TMJ . Would not delay as over time with tingling can lose function and strength. , ...Read more

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Lately in the evening every night I get this tingling burning feeling under my left shoulder blade, usually I am doing something what can cause ths?

Lately in the evening every night I get this tingling burning feeling under my left shoulder blade, usually I am doing something what can cause ths?

The something: Your synopsis states that you have a sensation after you are doing something. Clearly "something" seems to be triggering your discomfort. Stop doing "it" and see if the "something" resolves itself. You may have a trigger point and a physical therapist might be helpful to you. ...Read more

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Hi I had problems with my spinal for a long time, and I get all diffrent kinds of symptoms from that like feeling unbalance to a tingling sensation in my left shoulder blade.and feeling unbalance, now because of that I can't drive..and lately I been feeli

Hi I had problems with my spinal for a long time, and I get all diffrent kinds of symptoms from that like feeling unbalance to a tingling sensation in my left shoulder blade.and feeling unbalance, now because of that I can't drive..and lately I been feeli

Spinal = spinal tap?: If you mean spinal as spinal tap, consider this- a persistent CSF leak can cause a headache with standing that is relieved with lying down. This is a common but under recognized problem after a spinal tap. Tingling in one shoulder blade however is hard to explain. Why did you have a spinal tap? Perhaps an answer lies there. ...Read more

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What would cause pain, tingling and numbness behind left shoulder area?

Pain numbness tingli: Could be musculoskeletal from strain-more pain w/ ar mmovement?- or I have seen left shoulder pain ( by scapula) from gastritis, H pylori . Could try ranitidine for gastritis, tylenol/ motrin ( if not allergic) for musculoskeletal pain . rarely could be neurologic like MS( all else negative- this position is no usual) or vascular. f/u/w/ doc ...Read more

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I've been having a tingling sensation on my left shoulder blade for some time. It isn't numb, but it tingles, sometimes more than others. Dangerous?

I've been having a tingling sensation on my left shoulder blade for some time. It isn't numb, but it tingles, sometimes more than others. Dangerous?

Do you have pain: Do you have pain in neck or back? Any difficulty breathing? Have you ever had shingles? If the answer to these are no, then it is less likely to be dangerous, but consult with us or see your MD to do a full neuro exam. ...Read more

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I have had tingling on my left shoulder blade for months. My neurologist has checked for ms....Negative?

I have had tingling on my left shoulder blade for months.  My neurologist has  checked for ms....Negative?

Let me explain: That is good news if you no ms, other thing could numbness in the wing bone. 1- problems in the neck which cause pinched nerve could do that. 2-bursitis in the area could do that. ...Read more

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Experiencing a burning sensation in my left shoulder with some tingling. My BP spiked 164/94 last evening but is normal now. What could this be?

Experiencing a burning sensation in my left shoulder with some tingling. My BP spiked 164/94 last evening but is normal now. What could this be?

Doubt connected : It is unlikely that the tingling in your shoulder and your high blood pressure are related. We are concerned when shoulder pain and tingling are connected to chest pain, shortness of breath or any other symptoms that may suggest you're having a heart attack. ...Read more

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Recently had PE ,tingling in back under left shoulder blade, resting hr is 70-80 usually was at 60-64, still have some sharp pains, is this related?

Recently had PE ,tingling in back under left shoulder blade, resting hr is 70-80 usually was at 60-64, still have some sharp pains, is this related?

Prob nothing: First, what's the work up you had for the PE? You are very young to have this condition. Do you smoke? Any thc? On birth control? Overweight? Xarelto works great for PE. Should be on 15 mg 2x per day for 3 weeks then 20 mg daily. Since your heart rate is very normal doubt anything else going one. I would be concerned if you are short of breath ...Read more