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Sharp Stabbing Pain Under Left Shoulder Blade
Sudden sharp stabbing pain under left shoulder blade down through ribs, comes and goes on and off, rest/hear/ice does not help?
Pain: Sounds like this came on at rest. Have you been coughing or having a fever? Does the pain worsen with a breath. Although you have tried rest and thermal measures have you tried an NSAID? If you find yourself coughing, fever or persistent symptoms especially if symptoms worsen with breathing you should get checked. ...Read more
Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, I would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm. What could this be?
Strain: Sounds like you may have a rib or upper back out of place. See your doctor and make an appointment with a chiropractor as well. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?
No trauma?: If you have not experienced a trauma, then the likely etiology of your pain is an irritated nerve in your neck. Anti-inflammatories and a formal course of physical therapy is the first line of treatment. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon including xrays of both your neck and shoulder can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?
U could be right.: Your ibs can contribute to ur symptoms. Follow up nevertheless with ur dr and get checked for ruptured intestines, peritonitis/ inflamed lining of the abdominal wall etc. Take care! http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ http://www.Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=356. ...Read more
What causes a 5-second stabbing pain in left side of chest/breast? Happened after I stood up. PCP says heart ok. Some leaves shoulder blade pain.
Pain: The pain is musculoskeletal not cardiac.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stabbing pain left shoulder blade and down left ar past 4hrs. Gurggling in chest. History of gerdand pots normal EKG echo last month. Heart or gerd?
D-dimer normal, but now I have shooting pain down left leg bruising around ankle and swelling. Bad chest pain stabbing pain in left shoulder blade.
I've been having consistent stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade with numbness in my left hand. X-rays did not show anything. Mri of my neck showed mild degenerative disc disease in c6-c7 with no pinching of the nerve. Condition started gradually and n
EMG: Would have a very careful clinical examination performed and an EMG to better elucidate the problem. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after a H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...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 more
I have a sharp stabbing pain going from my left chest through to my back shoulder blade... Should I go to the doctor? The pain comes and goes
Sharp chest pain: Yes, you should go to the nearest er and see your physician. These symptoms must not be taken lightly as they may suggest serious medical conditions like heart attack, aortic dissection, blood clots in the lungs, atypical chest pain from gerd seems less likely. Further, work up is necessary to exclude serious conditions. ...Read more
Sharp, stabbing, knife-like-pain in my back under my left shoulder blade. Bending backwards, twisting left, sneezing increase pain. Could it be a rib?
An out-of-place rib can definitely cause pain like this. Go online and buy an MA Roller. About $30?
It's a specially shaped roller that you can lay on a carpeted floor on the roller and slowly adjust your body to move the roller up and/or down your back. It will adjust your spine and ribs using your bodies weight. It's wooden and can be quite painful over the area that's a problem but it will help. ...Read more
I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when I breathe in. Also, there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?
Posterior rib "out": 1) posterior rib "out". I can't really explain it anatomically, but the ribs can "go out" and a chiropractic adjustment can help tremendously. Give it one or two tries. 2) trigger point in one of the thoracic paraspinal muscles. Can be helped with massage (ischemic compression) and injections into the painful area of the muscle. ...Read more
Woke up with Sharp stabbing pain on left shoulder gets bad when I breathe in! But as soon as I got up from bed it stopped?!
Well...: You're fairly young (and I assume healthy?) so the most likely cause of sharp chest pain someone your age is usually musculoskeletal issues. Other possible causes include a blood clot in the lung, air getting to the space around the lung (pneumothorax), pneumonia/bronchitis, anxiety, and heart problems (again your age makes it less likely). If it comes back you need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
I have been having shoulder pain on my left side for about two weeks. The pain has extended down to my wrist and also around my left shoulder blade. It hurts 24/7 and the worst is when I am lying down (going to bed). It hurts my wrist to twist it and my e
I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain every day. What can I do or what could cause this?
Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
This evening I started with a really sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder and I cannot inhale properly as it hurts too much please help?
I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?
Rotator cuff injury: You may have a rotator cuff injury- anything from a chronic bursitis 9inflamed/irritated bursa overriding the rotator cuff), or a partial to small full thickness tear of the actual rotator cuff tendon. Seek orthopaedic surgeon evaluation. X-rays and perhaps an MRI, if indicated, along with a thorough history and examination should lead to a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
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?
Just had 10cortisone shots in my back. My left shoulder jus below my neck feels stabbing pain & I feel nauseous with high fever and dizziness.
Fever, Dizziness: The high fever with nausea and dizziness are troubling signs and should be checked out immediately. It is difficult to discern from your description whether it is related to the injections you received, but your signs and symptoms may be indicative of an infection and should be evaluated by your provider. ...Read more
6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day too few weeks.help?
It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
High bp, chest pain and short of breath. No wheezing, never smoked. Having a sharp stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade and pain, weakness, tingling in right arm. What should I do?
Go to MD: I think it is wrong to simply take things for granted without proper evaluation. The history may not seem like it is your heart but to say definitely it is not is wrong as things can coexist. It seems like it is nerve pain but it is best to see your doctor, be evaluated, get an ekg may be and whatever else is needed and be safe. ...Read more
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