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Right arm pain in upper and lower arm steming back to the shoulder blade?

Right arm pain in upper and lower arm steming back to the shoulder blade?

Inflamed nerves: The areas of pain are supplied by nerves from your neck.. In your age group, degenerative. Joint or disc disease could cause these pains. May need xrays. Many daily stressors can affect the spine, posture, muscle over use, stress, sleeping position. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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Bad pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, with some mild upper chest pain? A shoulder injury?

Bad pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, with some mild upper chest pain?  A shoulder injury?

Depends: How did it start?, when did it start?, what were you doing?, what is the distribution of the numbness? Question too ambiguous to give a reasonable opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can an unstable shoulder cause muscle soreness/weakness in the arm and shoulder blade?

Can an unstable shoulder cause muscle soreness/weakness in the arm and shoulder blade?

Definitely: Shoulder instability can cause winging of the shoulder blade and weakness. You may have also stretched the axillary nerve to the deltoid muscle and lateral shoulder as well. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder and ribs neck and back?

Pain in shoulder and ribs neck and back?

Can't diagnose: with the available information. If these are the only symptoms - it may be a musculoskeletal issue. ...Read more

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Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side,  dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?

More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck and shoulders?

Shoulder pain and neck pain with stifness in the back of neck  and shoulders?

Get checked.: See and ortrhopedic shoulder specialist, who can start with xrays, and then determine what might be the root of your problem. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?

Possible disc issue: Pain in this area can come from various places including the shoulder (rotator cuff), the neck (cervical disc herniation), and even heart or stomach problems. You should see a physicians for evaluation for these problems. ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Severe muscle pain and numbness in right arm?

Muscle vs. nerve: You may have strained a muscle, or the muscle is inflamed from overuse or an inflammatory disorder (though these typically cause more diffuse muscle pain). Numbness is usually due to a (peripheral) nerve problem in the arm itself or at the level of your neck. You would need a neurological examination to determine what testing (if any) is needed further. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .

Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .

Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the arm. Depending on the nerve that is pinched, it will affect different parts of the hand. Over time, weakness in the arm may develop as well. I would recommend getting it checked out. You may need an EMG and/or MRI ...Read more

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Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Any cause?: Has there been any injury? Do you do heavy or repetitive work with your arms/shoulders? I would start with the basics - adjust your activities to minimize further pain, go to a good chiropractor, ibuprofen. If that doesn't help or if you get numbness, tingling, weakness of the arms then you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have discomfort possibly muscular in left chest with pain in lower neck top of shoulder?

I have discomfort possibly muscular in left chest with pain in lower neck top of shoulder?

Sounds like it: you don't give your ageso if young would not think the heart unless congenital problem; muscular is sharp pain with movement or touch , heart is deep pressure with numbness radiating to left arm/jaw, can come on with exersize, relief with rest , but if severe comes on with rest ; if smoke or overweight never smoke and lose weight slowly , if strained muscle use excedrin[generic cheap at walmart , ...Read more

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Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Let me help you : It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it out. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

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


Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more