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Left Shoulder Pain Radiating Down Arm
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
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
Throbbing shoulder pain that goes down threw my arm. One day its my left shoulder an the next it will be my right one its been going on for about 2wk?
Could a nerve problem be causing such symptoms? Such as left shoulder pain when breathing deeply and lying down, left arm tingling at all times.
Yes: As tingling in arm is constant, and worsens with change of position, my best guess would be nerve compression within the shoulder. Breathing deeply is like the positional change, it puts further pressure of the nerve as the lungs fill with air and compress anatomy upwards into the nerve compression site. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.
Not clear: Typically if pain is related to movement it is muscle related. You need to also consider pneumonia or in your age range to consider, though unlikely, a blood clot especially if you are on birth control. Heart disease or inflammatory diseases are something to consider although less likely. See your doctor for a full exam and history. ...Read more
I have had left shoulder pain that radiates down my arm for over 5 weeks now. I went to the orthopedist and was told I have cervical radiculpathy. I?
Sharp pain in upper left chest area near left shoulder. Pain comes on sudden, is sharp, I feel it in my shoulder and down my arm, left side, and it last for 5-10 seconds. I've felt it since last night. All day today. Can feel it in left jaw not often?
Left shoulder pain for 3 weeks now, the pain hasn't went down with ice or pain meds, hurts when I move my arm up or away. Rotator cuff tear/tendonitis?
Tendonitis: 30's female w. anterior shoulder pain at abduction, absent mechanical injury, likely has tendonitis of biceps tendon. Heat, rest & topical Cannabis salve + heating pad might help. If problem persists over next 10 days, visit an Osteopath or Physiatrist for evaluation & possible cortisone injection, which will likely resolve symptoms forever or at least several months. Consider repetitive stress. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain that radiates down arm into hand, accompanied by pain from hip (L) down my leg. Only happens when laying down. Cause for concern?
It appears from the radiating pain that you have nerve compression. This happens when a nerve is squeezed between two other structures.
You need to get examined by a physician, Neurologist, who can find the compression sites before the pain becomes longer lasting and possible permanent. ...Read more
Having left shoulder pain goes down my arm to my thumb and left side collar bone hurts and headaches?
Please see your doct:
Please see your doctor--keep log of your symptoms and what you do to improve symptoms--this will be helpful to your physician--
any history of trauma?
Any visual symptoms? ...Read more
Sudden severe left shoulder pain that radiates down left arm x1.5 hrs. Numbness and tingling in arm and hand. No injuries or cardiac Hx. Causes?
Should I go to ER 56 yr old female bp left arm 130/90 74 pulse bp right arm 159/93 achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm
Yes: Er eval is a good idea. You have chest pain and left arm symptoms radiating from the neck, these could represent angina, which means an impaired blood supply to the heart muscle from the coronary arteries. There are certainly other causes of chest and arm pain, but your combination of symptoms sounds concerning. It's better to be sure, go to the er. ...Read more
I've had severe left shoulder pain for two years. It wakes me up at night. My arm pops and comes out of place. I've had no injury to the arm.
Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause?
I've had left shoulder pain for about 6 weeks. No injury. I cannot raise my arm straight up in the air and I cannot extend it back to undo my bra.?
Muscle/tendon injury: Without a history of a specific injury, your pain could be coming from the fact that you strained the muscles (deltoid or rotator cuff) around the shoulder or sprained the ligaments and joint that join the end of your collar bone (clavicle) to the shoulder blade (acromion portion of the scapula). You should seek a thorough orthopaedic surgeon evaluation if the pain persists past a week. ...Read more
If you haven't had a fall or acute injury, I'd think
that it is muscular etiology.
I'd curtail any strenuous activities and use ice and nsaid
If symptoms persist I'd see your ortho for further eval. ...Read more
What would cause left shoulder pain/arm for almost a year now. Mri showed fluid build up and inflammation. Hurts to lift arm?
Bursitus: Sounds like an inflammatory process. You can try a steroid injection into the joint. Rest and ice may help. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more
Broke collar bone in 1971 complete brake in the army bone healled overlaped at 60 having much left shoulder pain lifting arm up or back?
Fell in shower two months ago only hurt wrist. Now left shoulder pain, stiffness, weakness in arm, can't lay on it, pain 8/10, hurts to move it.?????
Soft tissue: Fall onto upper extremity begot acute wrist pain & delayed shoulder pain; suggesting that shoulder disorder is a sympathetic response to primary wrist injury & splinting. Shoulder muscle spasm is likely, followed by tendonitis. In that there was not an instant shoulder injury nor pain, ligament injury is unlikely. Heat, rest, acupuncture, topical Cannabis lotion, & massage are considerations. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?
Left shoulder pain, sometimes left arm pain, gastric problem, ECG is normal. Lipid profile is normal. BP is normal. What it can be?
Chest and back and left shoulder pain, slightly numb left arm for weeks (like having cramps), hard to breathe. Gerd? Or more than that?
More than that: Gerd does not typically cause any extremity symptoms. The pain and numbness and difficulty breathing are worrisome, but less so given your age and listed lack of any other health issues. Much of your pain could be caused by a cervical spine issue, but not shortness of breath. Get in to see your pcp. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right
C5 radiculopathy: Pain in these areas suggests a C5 radiculopathy. Aggressive conservative measurement is preferred prior to considering any surgical intervention. See a neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in order to help manage your pain. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/94118-treatment ...Read more
For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?
Nerve: It is more likely that you have nerve entrapment referrable to a neck disk bulging. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. To look for coronary artery blockage, a maximal treadmill stress test is the best test for you. I think your symptoms are more likely from the neck rather than the heart. ...Read more
What viruses can cause brachial neuritis? Fever x1 week then left shoulder pain x1 week then left arm weakness. Md believes caused by virus. Agree?
Parsonage Turner: The brachial plexus painful paralysis may not be a direct virus infection of the nerves, but as a consequence of an immune attack. Upper respiratory virus infection - your immune system mounts an attack - and (by accident) attacks molecules in your brachial plexus myelin sheath. ("collateral damage" so to speak.) the condition is called parsonage turner syndrome. Pls discuss with your md. ...Read more
PVCs, left arm pain, left jaw pain, left shoulder pain. Heart tested over and over- fine. But I'm sure pain comes from my heart and skipped beats. Why?
TOS & Anxiety: 20's female concerned for heart disease not discoverable complains of unilateral "jaw, shoulder, and arm pain". A unifying diagnosis might be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Cervical spine disorders and anxiety are considerations. See an Osteopath. Avoid Chiropractors, who are not legally allowed to diagnose. ...Read more
Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.
I assume you have...: ...questions, but it's not clear what they are. In any case, only your physical therapist and physician have enough information to give you a meaningful explanation. Please don't hesitate to ask them what they think the problem is and what should be done to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more
I've been having alot of back pain, left shoulder pain and numbness in my arm. Also my legs feel sore. I've also been extremely fatigued.
Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Chest pain, hearing palpitations in right ear, arms numb, left shoulder pain, skin turning red. Diagnosed with MVP/regurgitation. Is this normal?
Serious: Could be serious problem. See MD or ET now. ...Read more
I have left shoulder pain goes from the top to the elbow hard to teach out and reach behind my back can't fasten my bra iy hurts so bad sleeping nigh?
Rotator cuff: Your symptoms of pain @ night and pain w/ movements away from body suggest your rotator cuff is involved. Pain can be from the rot cuff getting 'pinched' underneath the point of the shoulder (impingement syndrome).Try taking a NSAID for a few days. If your pain continues see a board certified ors for examination/ x-rays. Best of luck.! ...Read more
Left shoulder pain to the elbow. Vomited last pm. Feel week and dizzy upon standing. Started otezla last tuesday?
Call your doctor: Call the doctor who prescribed it And stop the med until you speak with that person. It may or may not be related to the med. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain lasting more than seven days, same pain as day one, pain on bottom of left ribs too. Naseau, pain in elbow, wrist and age 24 female?
Left anterior dull shoulder pain, some pain going down arm. I'm 35 years old and male, I'm over weight. Had similar pain before. Heart or nerves?
Could be either: You don't want to wait out a potentially life threatening heart attack. Get in to be seen asap. ...Read more
Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.
Pain: Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist. ...Read more
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
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 more
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