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Pain In Upper Arm Muscles
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Could be cardiac: Although you are quite young, your symptoms could be consistent with a heart attack or low blood flow to the muscles of the heart. I don't know whether you have any risk factors but with this limited information I would urge you to go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Several causes: There are several causes for the upper arm to ache near the shoulder. The most common are a tendonitis or a bursitis. Both of these can be treated with ice, rest and gentle stretching. Seeing a physical therapist can help with a more rapid recovery and decreasing the pain. If condition is worsening or is severe then see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe supraspinatus: The muscle in your upper shoulder blade is your supraspinatus. Pain there can be from injury to the muscle, impingement to its tendon (the rotator cuff) or from irritation to the nerve that goes to the muscle. You need an orthopedic surgeon, physical medicine or sports medicine doctor who can sort through these possibilities and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, with only that: I would have to recommend you see a doctor right away to rule out a heart condition if this is the very first time you are experiencing the symptom and if you have risk factors such as a positive family history, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes mellitus (which you have) etc. ...Read more
Felt a popping sensation in upper back. Pain between shoulder blades. Pain on left upper back--rhomboid region. Hard to move sometimes paralyze feelin?
Cervical or thorasic: disc injury maybe , but body heals on own alot , heat pad/ice pack , otc pain meds like tylenol/aleve , excedrin[generic all ok] might help get through it if persist get xray of cervical/thorasic spine and mri's of each, try physical therapy first , biofreeze gel helps alot of people, muscle relaxers too like flexeril ...Read more
Bad pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, with some mild upper chest pain? A shoulder injury?
What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?
Left shoulder pain that radiates from upper back to arm, armpit and upper spinal cord with burning sensation?
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
Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain can be caused by a spinal nerve entrapment or irritation at the level of exit through the neural foramen in spinal column. The pain nay be referred or radiate into the shoulder with c 4-5 spinal nerves injury. It is usually associated with neck pain and muscle spasms with limitation in the range of movement of the neck. An electromyogram and MRI may help in the evaluation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. but with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more