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My Left Shoulder Ache
For days now both my upper arms ache and my left shoulder aches. Also upper left chest muscles are sore and down left side of neck feels stiff.
Aching upper body: Would check for strep throat, even if not symptomatic, or mycoplasma infection may also be TMJ or bruxism ( grinding teeth at night ), reflux check for h pylori as well, check ESR, CBC, CPK, ANA for autoimmune process, though less likely check EKG, troponin, check CXR and for lymph nodes / thyroid would follow up with doc ER today. ...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
I have piercing pain in my left shoulder joint, an ache from my neck to my shoulder blade, which feels like it being pulled down And my thumb is numb?
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
Experiencing left shoulder ache, the pain radiates down the arm to the bottom palm of my hand? I'd describe it as a burning/shooting sensation...
Ive been having alot of back pain, left shoulder pain and numbness in my arm. Also my legs feel sore. Ive also been extremely fatigued.
Left shoulder ache. Twinges of pain into left arm. Left fingers cramp. Happens on right side too. Good EKG, xray, and heart enzymes. Heart issue? 21yr
I have a mitral valve prolapse every time my chest hurt my shoulder and left arm ache. Why does my left arm always hurt?
Referred pain: Your body senses cardiac in the shoulder and arm because of how the pain is processed by the brain. ...Read more
I have been having shoulder pain on my left side for about two weeks. The pain has extended down to my wrist and also around my left shoulder blade. It hurts 24/7 and the worst is when I am lying down (going to bed). It hurts my wrist to twist it and my e
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
Evaluation: A middle age male with chronic unilateral shoulder pain needs to be evaluated. The shoulder is an exceedingly complex mechanism with numerous soft tissues that, when injured, can each become generators of chronic pain. A hands-on evaluation by an osteopath would be useful. Until then, rest and heat are advised. Acupuncture and massage might help. ...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.
Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?
Depending on your-: -age, this could be impingement. Some symptoms include trouble putting on a coat or blouse, fastening your bra, and a positive empty can sign. You extend your arm out in front of you, elbow extended & pretend that you're emptying a can rotating your arm as is emptying a can. In Wisconsin we call it the empty beer can sign. If not painful or if it is, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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