Doctor insights on:
Left Shoulder Blister
Have a cluster of blisters on my left shoulder blade area. 1 cluster on the center of my back and one closer to my left shoulder.
Herpes zoster: If these burned just prior to eruption or are painful this may be herpes zoster, a recurrent deactivation if the chicken pox virus. Need culture to prove and if positive, start either Acyclovir or Valtrex (valacyclovir) to treat/prevent also at some point in future consider zostivax vaccine if age >65. ...Read more
Ihave had serious pain and burning under my left shoulder blade, around my side and in my breast for five days. Now red blisters.Ideas?
Maybe important: Is your pain changed with deep breaths? Is your pain affected by moving your shoulder or pressing against your shoulder? Is your pain affected by pushing on your middle of chest? If your answer is yes, then you have a musculoskeletal problem ( issue relating to bone, muscle or other connective tissue and not heart). If answer no and you have a family history of heart attacks, go to emergency! ...Read more
Strain: I cannot provide you with any final diagnosis based on the paucity of date provided, but rib/shoulder pain that is position dependent seems to be more consistent with some musculoskeletal issues such as strain, overuse, especially if there is history of it. If you are in doubt, better be seen as more serious things such as heart and/or abdominal issues may mimic the above. ...Read more
See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Luggage or sports?: Did you recently pull luggage or play some sport? Did you carry something heavy or sleep on the shoulder in an unusual way? The pain you describe sounds like you stretched some ligament or tendon in your shoulder. Try to not use the shoulder or limit motion for a couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not, see an orthopedist or chiropractor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely your neck: Given your age, you may have cervical strain with can irritate your spinal nerves. This may cause a change in sensation in different areas of your arm. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon with help confirm the diagnosis and guide your care. A round of anti-inflammatories and physical therapy is typically successful in alleviating your pain. ...Read more
Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, i would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more
See doctor: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/radiating pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a neurologist: There may be pinching of nerves in the neck or just above collar bone. ...Read more
Nerve Problem?: The two may or may not be related and represent separate problems or different manifestations of a common problem such as a problem in your neck (cervical spine). A pinched nerve in your neck can be one possible cause but i would recommend you see your doctor to establish a clear diagnosis. ...Read more
See PCP : 'lumps' on shoulder blades could be several things but what u should do is see your physician. Fatty benign tumors( lipomas) are common here.If u fell, an organizing hematoma may be forming. Osteochondromas are not uncommon on the scapula. All this is speculation; see your pcp w/ possible referral to orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more