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Left Shoulder Blade Pain After Eating
I have been getting sharp and dull pain in my left shoulder blade, arm, neck, and rib cage most time after eating for a week what could it be?
Pain under left shoulder blade after eating for almost 4 months. Contrast ct clean 30 days after symptoms started. Get better when I eat less, ideas?
?stomach ulcer: This does not sound like an orthopaedic problem. It sounds more like an ulcer which may not have shown up on your CT. I would see your medical doctor. In the meantime you can take up to 40 mg of omeprazole per day to see if that helps and avoid acidic foods. ...Read more
Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.
Muscle spasm : The shoulder blade is suspended by the superior trapezius and rhomboid muscles. When chronically stressed these muscles can go into spasm. Muscle relaxants, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and heat can reverse the spasm. A good therapist to help is a physical therapist. ...Read more
I have had left shoulder blade pain on and off for about a couple of months, I started a yoga and Pilates program about that time. Muscular?
Yes most likely: It is certainly possible that the new exercise regimen has strained the muscles attached to the shoulder blade. If a particular pose or exercise brings out the discomfort, ask your instructor to check your posture and alignment. A slight modification can help. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain over a month. Worse lying, comes & goes standing. Orthopedic said nothing. Gallbladder out. Should I see another dr? Serious?
Shoulder pain: Presence of pain is the bodies way of telling us something is wrong. So yes you need to seek another opinion, perhaps some testing should be ordered. ...Read more
Not normal: If your symptoms are this intense, you need to see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain 1 week up into lower neck.turning neck to the left is also limited. No specific injury I can remember. What could cause this?
Cardiac: B cn soon, cardiac origin is possible & the 1st thing 2 r/o. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain & slight pain in arm have had this 2 weeks getting worse hurts 2 take deep breaths starting 2 stay rather than come & go?
Be evaluated: Would want to be checked to make sure it is not a cardiac condition, which can cause a referred pain into the left arm and shoulder. That being said, most common cause is a "pinched nerve" in the neck. An MRI can confirm this and there are many good treatment options available. ...Read more
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
Sharp lines of left shoulder blade pain radiates up side of neck. Had cardio check fri said all good. Possibly musculoskeletal? Or gerd?
I have a cold and heavy dry cough. Chest pain when breathing ans shallow breathing and left shoulder blade pain when coughing. Very lethargic?
Problematic : The combination of symptoms could mean that a simple viral upper respiratory infection is now tracking lower down into the lungs. The shortness of breath and chest pain could indicate development of an early pneumonia or pleurisy. You need to visit your nearest Accident and Medical Clinic for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have palpitations & left shoulder blade pain. Tonight I had a fluttering in the left shoulder blade. Now pain in same area. Muscle spasm or palps?
Dull constant ache in left shoulder blade pain radiating down left arm BP is 119/78 pulse 90 pain has been there all day I suffer severe anxiety also?
Therapy?: In addition to tending to physical symptoms, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more
Left shoulder blade pain also between that and the spine and left arm pain and tingling ring and pinky finger?
I have left shoulder blade pain, pain under left breast and pain that goes from the left side of my neck down my left arm.
Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I'm 32 smoker. Left shoulder blade pain it aches + twitches I've had it about a week onand off but last 2 days constant. Worried lung cancer?
Tic: Lung cancer is painless. So that's not it. You are describing a nervous tic that has more to do with fear than fact. If you can consider cessation-that would be good but it will not stop your apprehension for at least 5 years. Consider Yoga, or some other calming activity. Exercise helps almost everything. Be sure it is safe for you and the go for it! ...Read more
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand. Left arm also tingles. Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
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 a 5-second stabbing pain in left side of chest/breast? Happened after I stood up. PCP says heart ok. Some leaves shoulder blade pain.
Pain: The pain is musculoskeletal not cardiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been having a radiating pain in my left arm and jaw and occassional neck pain and back/left shoulder blade pain, for the last 3-4 months. I got an EKG done in june and it was ok. I have been scared for months. What should I do?
Further Cardiac W/U: You should get further cardiac work-up to still rule out cardiac issues. ...Read more
My daughter who is 15 a very active in volleyball has had under the left shoulder blade pain for almost 10 months now. She also has knots there. We have seen a chiropractic, massages, an orthopedic doctor (took x-rays) and said she has a week muscle. Now
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