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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.

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

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


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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?

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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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...

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...

May be pinched nerv: May be a pinched nerve but that would more likely be due to the neck which may be why the cough makes it worse. You can ask your physician, try a neck pillow neck collar but may need physical therapy. ...Read more

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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.

See your doctor: You are describing a lot of vague symptoms, but some are concerning. This could potentially be from a pinched nerve, or something more serious. See your doctor to be evaluated further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

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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What do I do to get rid from left shoulder pain?

See below: Rest ice oral anti-inflammatory medication cortisone injection. See your pcp. ...Read more

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Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

See doctor now: See a doctor. It may be nothing or it may be a heart problem - do not delay. A man your age may be at high risk for the onset of heart disease. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or continue conservative care. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain.  Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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I'm getting some left shoulder pain with movement. How do I alleviate the pain?

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

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I get severe neck and left shoulder pain when I drink and eat. It started happening about a month ago. Any suggestions?

Referred pain: I suspect referred pain from the neck but other causes could be involved like esophageal involvement, or referred from gall bladder. Your physician can clarify this and have you get the appropriate evaluation ...Read more

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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?

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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How can I fix my left shoulder pain?

Diagnose first: Determine the cause and then treat the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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