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Doctor insights on: Left Shoulder Tenderness Symptoms

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I have pain and tenderness in the left breast and pain in my left shoulder blade area. Can these be symptoms of cancer?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Left shoulder pain: Is always concerning for referred pain from heart (angina) or from abdomen. You should be evaluated by a doctor. It could be something as simple as tendinitis or bursitis, or something serious going on with your internal organs. ...Read more

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I have been in pain since Monday with my neck and left shoulder blade. I have a swelling at top of spine which is very tender and painful?

Exam: I suggest the use of OTC Advil or Aleve (naproxen) if you are not allergic to these medicines. I strongly recommend OTC BioFreeze to relieve muscular pain. You MUST BE EXAMINED ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

U need evaluation..: Without a hands on exam & imaging & perhaps some labs. U can C Ur PCP or an internist 2 r/o significant underlying disease process. If need referral he/her can arrange it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Lump: This will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. If it's movable and tender it could be an inflamed cyst. If it's bony hard and immovable it could be a bone tumor. If it's near the shoulder joint it could be a bone spur. Have it examined. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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.

See below: You may possess Notalgia Paresthetica, which is annoying but relatively benign. Have your doctor treat this symptomatically. Physical therapy may work. But make sure that the above diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Intense pain under left shoulder blade & front of chest (left side)tender when pressing on chest. Under top of arm also. Hurts when moving & deepbreath?

Be seen: Although there are multiple potential causes, you would want to be seen urgently to rule out a cardiac or pulmonary cause such as a pulmonary embolus for example. ...Read more

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Tender to touch left shoulder, back and ribcage. What could this be? Would it be a pulmonary embolism

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

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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 have a spot under left arm/beside left shoulder blade that is very tender to the touch. Feels bruised, but there's no bruise?

Get examined: This could be a muscle spasm or a rib contusion or any of a number of things. Best thing to do if it doesn't go away is to see your gp physician and get examined/xrayed. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left neck under ear has off and on dull pain throughout the day, also very localized left shoulder pain, but not muscular, and not tender to touch.

Neck pain: There are several structures within the neck that could be the cause of discomfort. Muscle, ligaments, lymph nodes, carotid artery, thyroid gland, vertebra, nerves, etc. If your symptoms persist have an examination by your physician. ...Read more

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I was doing pull ups last week, and hurt my left shoulder blade. It has been sore ever since. What should I do?

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

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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?

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?

Possibly: Acromioclavicular arthritis. An orthopedic surgeon or physical medicine physician may be able to help. If the ac joint is inflamed injected steroids can often soothe symptoms. ...Read more

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My spine is sore to touch upper part of my back also painfull under left shoulder blade.

My spine is sore to touch upper part of my back also painfull under left shoulder blade.

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

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I have a clicking/grinding in my left shoulder. Movement is fine but its sometimes sore and aches. What could this be?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Shoulder pain: Probable represent tendinitis. Start an ice and oral antinflammmatory program. This should be combined with a stretching orogram. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade can only take shallow breaths, sore when sitting moving or lyung down?

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

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My left shoulder is sore weight-bearing and raising upwards have previous rotator cuff /ac joint injuries what can I do to treat pain?

My left shoulder is sore weight-bearing and raising upwards have previous rotator cuff /ac joint injuries what can I do to treat pain?

How aggressive?: First, have it evaluated to make sure it's a msk problem. Nsaids, pt/ot can help over time. Injections can be beneficial for the right indications. Seek care. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Not likely: Cancers are generally painless. If the lump is sore it may more likely be a staph infection, which needs to be looked at urgently and treated accordingly. Feel better☺️ ...Read more