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I have pain behind my shoulder blade radiating to the elbow and wrist.

I have pain behind my shoulder blade radiating to the elbow and wrist.

Referred pain: It's likely referred pain, with the cervical spine or neck being the source. You likely have some disc disease and are having nerve pain related to the problem in your neck, and are feeling the pain where these nerves travel, likely a lower C spine disc being the problem ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Aching in left shoulder, radiating down the arm to wrist. What do you recommend?

Aching in left shoulder, radiating down the arm to wrist. What do you recommend?

SEE ORTHOPEDIST: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm/wrist pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

And?: What are you doing about it? It doesn't sound like you can wait past today without addressing this immediately with a health care professional. Things can get worse, much, much worse, in the next couple of hours. I would act now to address this. ...Read more

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Pain in back left shoulder that moves to front and goes down arm?

Pain in back left shoulder that moves to front and goes down arm?

Nerve impingement?: Hi SierraY172. This is possibly a pinched nerve in your neck. Do you have numbness and tingling? Consider imaging of your neck especially if it feels like numbness and tingling. ...Read more

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Pain in whole right arm down to fingers?

Pain in whole right arm down to fingers?

Neck: The description of pain in the whole arm to the fingers suggest that you have a pinched nerve in the neck. I would suggest if this does not resolve with nsaids, exercise, stretching and/or pt see a specialist to get an MRI of your neck to rule this out. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...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

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Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow. ?

Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow. ?

Thoracic outlet: thoracic syndrome is a condition that is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels. See your PCP for final diagnosis, treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury started suddenly. Hurts to move arm.

Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury  started suddenly.  Hurts to move arm.

Rt Arm Pain & Weak: Sometimes pathology in your neck can cause symptoms like this out of the blue (disc bulges or protrusions). Stenosis (narrowing around the nerves) can do this but usually see this in much older patients. Nerves that appear to be involved in your hand are C6, C7, & C8. If you meant shoulder joint down, then C5 may be an issue too. UCC or ER can prescribe Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack. See if arm gets going. ...Read more

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Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Pain in knee joint travelling down left side to ankle?

Go see an : Orthopedist to have the knee examined so you don't cause any further injury while walking on it. ...Read more

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Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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Left back pain shooting down back of left arm through elbow to hand?

Left back pain shooting down back of left arm  through elbow to hand?

Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Pain down arm: Usually pain down the arm like you describe is from an irritated nerve. The neck is the usual source and can be related to repeated poor posture while at desk related activity or sleeping in an awkward position. ...Read more

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Can a pain in wrist radiate up arm?

Can a pain in wrist radiate up arm?

Yes: Pain in the wrist can radiate up and neck pain can radiate down. If it is serious, get checked out by your primary and they can help or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain down to the foot shoulder as a burning sensation ?

Right shoulder pain down to the foot shoulder as a burning sensation ?

Nerve related : Possibly stemming from the back i.E herniated or bulging disc. I would follow up with an orthopedist or possibly neurologist. ...Read more

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Hand stiffness, sharp pain in hands that shoots to my elbow?

Hand stiffness, sharp pain in hands that shoots to my elbow?

Needs evaluation: The symptoms you described are consistent with carpal tunnel syndrome, however, to be certain you would need to be examined by a physician. Please see you physician and consult this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/carpal-tunnel-syndrome/ds00326. ...Read more