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A sudden chest, back and left shoulder and arm pain for about 30minutes. What is it? And should I see a doctor?

A sudden chest, back and left shoulder and arm pain for about 30minutes. What is it? And should I see a doctor?

Must call the doctor: Any person with chest, left shoulder, and left arm pain symptoms has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack kills people. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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Upper back extremely tight with left shoulder and arm pain to elbow. Saw my primary and he said muscleskeletal? Can it last 5 months or is he wrong?

Upper back extremely tight with left shoulder and arm pain to elbow. Saw my primary and he said muscleskeletal? Can it last 5 months or is he wrong?

Any human being: could be wrong, but if you are not satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, you should get another opinion. It sounds like a musculo-skeletal problem, so maybe an orthopedic surgeon might be able to confirm the diagnosis for you. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Shoulder vs. TOS: Reduced range of motion plus shoulder pain and hand numbness are symptoms seen with brachial plexus compression in either the thoracic outlet or pectoralis minor areas. It could also be two diagnoses: shoulder tendonitis or inflammation plus brachial plexus compression. The next step should be a history and physical exam by a doctor familiar with both these conditions. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers and can't raise arm above shoulder?

Nerve root injury: One of the more common causes of your symptoms is a cervical nerve root injury called cervical radiculopathy. In a man of your age the cause is more likely to be osteoarthritis affecting the foramen (hole where the nerve root exits). The reports of numbness argues against an intrinsic shoulder problem and without antecedent trauma a brachial plexus lesion is unlikely. Please go see your doc. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain coming till fingers alond with chest discomfot. EKG, echo, TMT, lipid normal. Quit smoking year back. History of acidity. ?

Left shoulder and arm pain coming till fingers alond with chest discomfot. EKG, echo, TMT, lipid normal. Quit smoking year back. History of acidity. ?

Arm pain: One sided shoulder, arm pain with tingling, numbness into hand and fingers could be related to a first rib lesion or thoracic outlet syndrome. Even carpal tunnel syndrome would be a consideration of symptoms are worse at night. See your PCP to have that evaluated ...Read more

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Shoulder, back, arm pain diagnosed as pinched nerver from arthiritus in left shoulder . Any relief suggestions?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and,inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and,inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

5 months duration ?: It is long need investigation , unknowingly you may have injured . some of the rotator cuff injuries patients do not know how they got injured , see your doctor preferably orthopedic , for examination and tests possible MRI . ...Read more