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Pronounced Shoulder Blades
Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?
Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more
Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more
When?: Odd sensations that go down the back when you bend your neck forward or backwards indicates irritation of the spinal cord in the neck, and you would want that checked out. It is called lhermitte's phenomenon. If the sensation is there all the time, and doesn't change with your neck position, it is usually something less significant. ...Read more
Muscular pain. : Sounds more like a muscular pain (rhomboids or trapezius) than anything related to the lungs. If you get short of breath, though, get to a doctor. ...Read more
The time is NOW: Your problem may be postural from sitting at a computer/desk all day. The problem is made worse by being overweight. I suggest tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatory medications, and heat. Try paying attention to your posture. Start a conservative weight loss program with minor diet changes and increased exercise. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Yes: Emphysema can change the accessory respiratory musculature which can lead to musculo-skeletal pain throughout the thoracic area. In between the shoulder blades specifically, rhomboids can spasm when someone holds their shoulders back and tries to breath in the classic emphysema posture.Stretching, gentle massage and light strength training all can aid in avoiding this pain. I hope this helps! ...Read more
Can trigger points in levator scapulae cause burning pain between shoulder blades and lower neck ?
Pain left sholder blade , arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight , upper left chest?
Neck v cardiac v: This could be a lower level cervical disc herniation at c6-7 or c7-t1 or it could be a heart issue or even an upper love lung problem . Your age would be more co sister with a musculoskeletal diagnosis but since there is a cardiac possibility, you should get an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more
Age32yrs, wt.88kg, ht.180 cms.Occasional heaviness while breathing, mild pain near left collar bone, chest heaviness, priking pain in left shoulder blades?
BMI 27: http://www.whathealth.com/bmi/chart-metric.html. - need to bring weight below 25 bmi. Left sided pain could be demand ischemia your heart might be stressed. The piercing pain usually is ros reactive oxygen species helps by doing oil change in body for heart pain two oils that works - clove oil and garlic oil. Take orally beta blocker (by prescription) and shiitake mushroom supplement 1000mg. ...Read more
Left sided neck pain, pain under left shoulder blades, occassional chest pain, . Mri shows thin osteophyte complex between c4-5 & c5-6 . Heart sym?
Uncertain.: Coronary pain occurs with exertion and is relieved with rest. Pleurisy (inflammation of lung's lining) causes pain with taking a deep breath. Pericarditis (inflammation of heart's lining) causes chest pain and pain along the left side of the neck along the trapezius muscle. Pain from c4-5 and c5-6 involves muscles from the neck (trapezius) down to the wrist. It merits a medical exam. ...Read more
Esophagus problem: Esophageal pain often goes to this area. Check it out soon with a Gastroenterologist. Meanwhile avoid caffeine alcohol citrus juice and bedtime meals. Chew 5 Altoid peppermints with 2 tablespoons of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to stop the pain. Avoid peppermint otherwise ...Read more
Shoulder blade cracked;nowleft arm goes tingling once in awhile. Can injured left shoulder cause me to feel more discomfort on elbow than my shoulder?
Tingling in arm: may be due to nerve or vascular compression (more often the former). The injury that resulted in the shoulder blade fracture may have caused another problem. (nerve root, brachial plexus, peripheral nerve ) Sometimes traction to the ulnar nerve causes parasthesias down to the hand and discomfort around the elbow. A good neurological-exam possibly an EMG-NCS may need to be done to sort this out. ...Read more
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