Top
10
Doctor insights on: Pain In Left Shoulder Blade And Arm

Share
1

1
There is a heaviness on my chest,pain in left shoulder blade and arm bloodpressure is 105/86 with 115 BPM should I be concerned?

There is a heaviness on my chest,pain in left shoulder blade and arm bloodpressure is 105/86 with 115 BPM should I be concerned?

Safe: Yes, you should be concerned. You are 50 yrs of age with "chest heaviness" and a fast heart rate (tachycardia). So, you have 3 choices: call your physician sooner rather than later (today or now), go to the closest emergency room, or, frankly, the 3rd choice doesn't really matter. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
Last 4 weeks had chronic pain under left shoulder blade & down arm & tingling fingers & sore left breast. Heating pad helps. Can this be lung cancer?

Last 4 weeks had chronic pain under left shoulder blade & down arm & tingling fingers & sore left breast. Heating pad helps. Can this be lung cancer?

Pinched nerve: The pain that you describe is more likely from a herniated disc or stenosis of the cervical spine (arthritis) than lung cancer. An MRI of the cervical spine and brachial plexus will determine if this is a spine problem or a cancer problem. See a spine specialist to determine the cause of the pain and to begin a treatment plan. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Wake up pain in left shoulder blade/ arm then will have pain thru out the day. When touched there feels stabbing then burns. What could this be?

Wake up pain in left shoulder blade/ arm then will have pain thru out the day. When touched there feels stabbing then burns. What could this be?

Pinched nerve?: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve or a radicular problem which is causing pain radiating down your arm. I'd try some NSAIDs and avoid possible exacerbating exercises. If symptoms persist, I'd see your orthopedist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Both foramina are severely narrowed, but right worse than left. But no right side pain. Only left shoulder blade & arm pain. How is this possible?

Arthritis: sometimes one nerve is more sensitive than the nerve on the opposite side. The patients pain complaints trumps the radiological findings. ...Read more

7

7
What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.

What causes 1.5 yr intermittent pain left shoulder blade,down arm to fingers,ribs below breast.PCP says not cardiac.Some pain in xiphoid,chest.

Thoracic pain: There are many causes of symptoms described,it is not enough to say its not cardiac,go further to figure out what is causing the sensations eg pinched nerve,GI causes,anxiety etc etc.Good luck. ...Read more

8

8
Pain developed in left shoulder blade/down left arm/4 days ago. now it really hurts down the back of left arm, when I cough. it comes in waves.

Pain developed in left shoulder blade/down left arm/4 days ago. now it really hurts down the back of left arm, when I cough. it comes in waves.

Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

9

9
Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more

10

10
I have a pain in my left shoulder blade, down my left arm and in my left breast. I have had it for months. What could it be?

I have a pain in my left shoulder blade, down my left arm and in my left breast. I have had it for months. What could it be?

Heart / Neck problem: Heart problems should be checked for first. Though, if it was a heart problem, you would likely been to the ER/MD already. Neck problems can cause a pinched nerve and pain that radiates to shoulder blade and down the arm quite commonly. ...Read more