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Left Shoulder Tenderness Symptoms
I have pain and tenderness in the left breast and pain in my left shoulder blade area. Can these be symptoms of cancer?
More than likely NO!: Actually the pain could be a problem in your shoulder that maybe radiating into both places. Feel around your upper chest and back to find a super tender area. Apply constant pressure and if the pain get worse or goes away that is a trigger points which is a "sore" in the muscle. Heat, stretch and massage. Now...Get your mammogram and be seem by your primary doc. I like acupuncture! ...Read more
I have been experiencing an itchy and sore left shoulder. It's not super painful, but more annoying. Just curious what could be causing these symptom?
Sore Shoulder: A common cause of shoulder pain is soreness of the tendon (a cord that attaches a muscle to a bone) of the rotator cuff (the part of the shoulder that helps circular motion). Another common cause is soreness of the subacromial bursa (a sac of fluid under the highest part of the shoulder). ...Read more
I started a few weeks ago with pain and tenderness at the top if the spine. It has now moved down lower and to my left shoulder.
Pain for over a month started in left leg has spread to left shoulder. Under shoulder blade is tender to touch. What could this be? Its only the left
Could be myofasical:
Chronic aches and pains in multiple parts of the body in a young female with otherwise healthy person is most probably myofascial/ fibromyalgia.
Other possible causes like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Lyme disease not to be excluded by a physician who, after a thorough evaluation, may order additional testing ...Read more
Pain in my left shoulder, mid-trap on top of the shoulder for 5 days It hurts when I raise arm up or shrug Its also tender to touch No trauma suffered?
Sounds like muscle: Sure does sound like the trapezius. Sometimes overuse or carrying heavy loads can strain this muscle. Try soaking in a warm tub or hot shower. A topical pain reliever like Ben-Gay or Icy Hot may also help. If pain is worsening or not any better would see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a bone hard lump on my left shoulder. It hurts to move and it's tender to touch. The lump it's self has been there for about 4 months but it ha?
Can you tell me if it is heart related, will the left shoulder, neck and especially the chest (below the shoulder blade) be tender?
Not heart: You can take this to the bank: if there's a tender part, it's not your heart. ...Read more
My left shoulder has had pain it sometimes shoots down into the arm. The tendons around the joint are tender. Its like aching pain bu not always there?
Rotator cuff: Depending on your age could be chronic tendinosis or even a rotator cuff tear. Rotator cuff pain often radiates down side of arm. In patients under forty to fifty this is often the result of tendinopathy or mild degeneration and will usually respond to nonoperative measures. Older patients often have a rotator cuff tear which depending on severity is sometimes best managed with surgery. ...Read more
Area on left shoulder blade is tender and gets random pins and needles/tingling in it. Normal motion in shoulder and no trauma to area.
Fell at work. Landed on my knees and left arm. Already have torn rotator cuff in right arm. Now left shoulder extremely tender, any suggestions?
See ortho doc: Always best to get examined. New pain after injury could range from being just a bruise to a fracture. ...Read more
I have pain in my left shoulder blade for 3 months. All my joints hurt on the left side of my body. My back itches and the skin is tender to the touc?
Shoulder pain: This could be shingles as it sometimes occurs without the rash. I would see a doctor to make a definite diagnosis ...Read more
Tender to touch left shoulder, back and ribcage. What could this be? Would it be a pulmonary embolism
Rarely: PE's only rarely have pain to the touch. Common symptoms of PE are chest pain with breathing, shortness of breath, cough with occasional bloody phlegm, dizziness, calf pain and swelling. Some of the risk factors are hormones like birth control pills, recent surgery, smoking, pregnancy, cancer, and prolonged immobility. PE is a life threatening condition, seek immediate treatment if concerned. ...Read more
I have a spot under left arm/beside left shoulder blade that is very tender to the touch. Feels bruised, but there's no bruise?
I was doing pull ups last week, and hurt my left shoulder blade. It has been sore ever since. What should I do?
Rest, watch and wait: You may let your shoulder rest and watch the symptoms. If the pain is getting better, you may let time take care of it. ...Read more
I have bump on left shoulder at top and is very sore, I got z xray they said they did not see any thing, probably inflame and will go away but has not?
Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, I would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level. ...Read more
I have a clicking/grinding in my left shoulder. Movement is fine but its sometimes sore and aches. What could this be?
Rotator Cuff Problem: Without a proper examination, a diagnosis cannot be made. But based on symptoms it sound as if you may have a rotator cuff problem. It may be just some tendinosis or you may have an impingement and/or a partial cuff tear. Because of your symptoms you need to be evaluated by sports medicine physician or orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
My left shoulder always twitches. It will do it to the muscle becoming sore, like I worked out. What can be causing this?
Doc: I would probably start with, a chiropractic evaluation. ...Read more
I have recurring soreness in my left shoulder. It is sore after I surf (from paddling) and after I swing dance (left arm is my lead arm). Cause?
If I was a betting..: Gal I'd put my money on impingement and overuse syndrome. Does the shoulder "click" or do you have pain and the sensation of something catching/sticking as you rotate your shoulder with your arm perpendicular to you body with thumb up to down? Or are there specific movements that precipitate pain? Like pulling or pushing with the arm? Rotator cuff tendonitis is another common cause. See your MD... ...Read more
Constant upper left shoulder blade / shoulder pain past 2 weeks, sore to touch. Been working out past 3 months, stopped this past week... Pain persists?
Sharp pain under left shoulder blade can only take shallow breaths, sore when sitting moving or lyung down?
Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who may refer to a neurologist or an orthopedic doctor if necessary. A chest x-ray and lung exam may be needed, to make sure the heart, lungs, and their linings are ok. "sharp" pains can also be evaluated in the E.R. To be sure they are not related to a more serious problem, if one's primary doctor is not available. ...Read more
Can a shoulder injury be causing chest pain? Left shoulder is sore and taking deep breaths cause sharp pain in upper chest. 26/F
Yes: The muscles of your shoulder attach to the chest wall. Pain is often referred there. ...Read more
My left shoulder is sore weight-bearing and raising upwards have previous rotator cuff /ac joint injuries what can I do to treat pain?
Small lump under skin not visible on my back next to my left shoulder blade. It causes a burning, itching sensation and pain in that area and is sore.
Could be???: It could be a lipoma or a cyst. It is hard to tell without an exam. I recommend seeing your doctor to have evaluated. ...Read more
I have a pea sized lump on my left shoulder (neck and shoulder). It has been painless for a year and now it is sore and pains a bit. Can it be cancer?
My left shoulder feels sore, asleep or a little uncomfortable w feelings of tingling in neck lower back & left side. What could it be & how treat it?
Ans: Could be as simple as a positional issue or could be more serious. Did you have any injuries? You need a good history and exam. ...Read more
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