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Sharp stinging pain around the right shoulder blade area. What could be the cause?

Sharp stinging pain around the right shoulder blade area. What could be the cause?

Anything from muscle: soreness 2 pulmonary in origin. Only a visit 2 Ur PCP or internist who can do a hands on exam as well as possible imaging will get an answer, & if not referral 2 a specialist May be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Choked on a crisp last week since then I have stinging pain in throat swallowing difficulty pain in shoulder doctor gave me difflam not working ?

Choked on a crisp last week since then I have  stinging pain in throat swallowing difficulty pain in shoulder doctor gave me difflam not working ?

Reevaluation: If the initial course of treatment has been unsuccessful, a revelation is in order. Ask your PCP to refer you to an ENT Specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to ease my sharp shoulder pain?

Can you tell me how to ease my sharp shoulder pain?

See below: Rest
ice
oral anti-inflammatory medication
cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in shoulder after car wreck?

SHOULDER PAIN: Could be a sprain, but needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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A sharp pain in my shoulder that lasted for a few minutes and left my shoulder soar what could be wrong shoulder pain for two weeks?

A sharp pain in my shoulder that lasted for a few minutes and left my shoulder soar what could be wrong shoulder pain for two weeks?

See details: See a doctor and have the shoulder evaluated. Bursitis and tendinitis are two common causes but there are several possible explanations. ...Read more

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I get shoulder pain & if this not the case i get really sharp stabbin like pains in my ribs, which make me not want to move cuz it hurts so much?

I get shoulder pain & if this not the case i get really sharp stabbin like pains in my ribs, which make me not want to move cuz it hurts so much?

Does not sound: Like a heart problem. Have you been lifting heavy weight at the gym or at work? Sound like two different pains. Shoulder pain and then the chest pain. Most common cause of chest pain on young people is musculoskeletal in nature like costochondritis or muscle sprains after heavy lifting. Do you have pain when you touch the chest area? Any pain in deep inspiration? Do you have history of heartburn? ...Read more

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I keep having sharp right shoulder pain every time i eat and drink?

I keep having sharp right shoulder pain every time i eat and drink?

Shoulder pain: It is conceivable that this is due, in some fashion, to irritation of the diaphragm with radiation to the right shoulder. Although this would usually occur in the left shoulder there may be something wrong in the upper gastrointestinal tract that is producing an irritant effect on the diaphragm. See a family practitioner or a general internist to begin a full assessment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sharp pain in shoulder when throwing a baseball with velocity.?

What to do if I have a sharp pain in shoulder when throwing a baseball with velocity.?

Throwing pain: Pain with overhand throwing in a 45 year old may be as simple as a tight capsule in the back of the shoulder. This can be simply treated with stretching. More significant injuries may be a tear of the labrum or rotator cuff tendons. You should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder problems. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?

Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?

Depending on your-: -age, this could be impingement. Some symptoms include trouble putting on a coat or blouse, fastening your bra, and a positive empty can sign. You extend your arm out in front of you, elbow extended & pretend that you're emptying a can rotating your arm as is emptying a can. In Wisconsin we call it the empty beer can sign. If not painful or if it is, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

What could it be if there is sharp shoulder pain which causes finger numbness?

Not clear: Thoracic outlet or local trauma and or nerve compression can be problems.
Sort out cervical disc, thoracic outlet, or intra thoracic issues.
Full history and exams! will lead to explanation. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in shoulder blade i suffer from severe anxiety?

Thoracic pain: This is a nonspecific complaint and could represent anything from scapulothoracic pathology to cervical radiculopathy to underlying chest pathology (i.e. Heart, lungs). If the pain has been present for over 6 weeks or is severe and waking you at night or if there are any other concerns then you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

Multiple answers: Sharp pain in the shoulder with coughing could represent a problem with a cervical or thoracic disc problem or possibly an issue with tendonitis in the shoulder. Less likely but possible. Definitely needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.

I woke up at 4am with very sharp right shoulder pain. It is still hurting especially when I take a breath.

Be seen: Many possible causes, but usually chest and/or shoulder pain that is worse with inspiration would be well suited to be urgently evaluated just to rule out a cardiac or pulmonary cause. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper right arm if i move arm up quickly. I get frontal shoulder pain. Its been going on for 2 months now. The pain is sharp.

Rotator cuff?: Sounds like you may have injured your rotator cuff, which are the muscles and tendons that move your shoulder. Moist heat to the area, avoid lifting/straining, take Advil or Aleve (naproxen) as directed for pain. If no better in a few days, see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Bursitis: This could be a condition known as shoulder impingement or bursitis. It could also be a mild case of frozen shoulder (mild because your movement restriction sounds minimal) none of these are "serious" but likely needs an evaluation. ...Read more

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Sharp right shoulder pain while running, usually starts after about 12 minutes into my run?

Sharp right shoulder pain while running, usually starts after about 12 minutes into my run?

Rotator cuff issue?: The shoulder is the most complex joint in the body. You have the cuff muscles 4 and 2ndary muscles. ~16 muscles that have to work together for a smooth range of motion. Think flesh=muscles/tissue and not bone. Start self-pro massage, chiropractor, heat, and stretching. In my practice acupuncture is the best tool! ...Read more

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68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?

68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?

Consultation: The simplest treatment would be making an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulders or sports medicine. You choices of possibilities are to large to discuss here. ...Read more

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My daughter woke up Today with sharp upper back pain and shoulder pain. It hurts whenever she is bending down or coughing. What Can it be?

My daughter woke up Today with sharp upper back pain and shoulder pain. It hurts whenever she is bending down or coughing. What Can it be?

Rib/vertebral dysf: Sounds like rib or vertebral dysfunction.Must rule out lung or other serious problem, but key may be pain w/bending.Ribs/vertebrae can get 'locked' for seemingly no reason-even during sleep & hurt w/coughing or certain movements.A good history & physical incl hands-on osteopathic exam may be the best way to find the cause.Osteopathic manipulation can free them & relieve the pain. ...Read more

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I'm having shoulder pain that radiates down to my wrist I've also noticed that when I take a deep breath I get a sharp pain in my shoulder,?

Brachial plexus ?: Middle age person with shoulder pain intensified by inspiration & with radiation of pain to wrist needs Neurology evaluation to rule out brachial plexus injury, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, TOS, & lung tumor. Some Neurologists are unfamiliar with physical exam methods to define TOS & uncomfortable with this diagnosis; in which case an Osteopath might be consulted. An MRI of shoulder is indicated. ...Read more

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A sudden sharp left shoulder pain. It's not muscular and feels deeper in. It comes and goes and breathing causes it to hurt. No issue on movement. ?

A sudden sharp left shoulder pain. It's not muscular and feels deeper in. It comes and goes and breathing causes it to hurt. No issue on movement. ?

Get it checked out: If it is not movement related but does get worse with respiration then it is likely coming from your lung. The causes can be pleuritis, pneumonia, a blood clot, etc, so best to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest. ?

Jumped wrong, sharp pain from neck into head. For a month, upper back, neck and shoulder pain. When back moved, sharp pain from sh/blade to chest. ?

Possibly from a: Pinched nerve from a slipped disc. Your dr may consider doing an xray and MRI of your cervical and thoracic spine to confirm this. God bless u! ...Read more

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The last 2 days I've been having a severe sharp burning pain under right collarbone. I'm on morphine for my neck its not even relieving shoulder pain

See your doctor : If you are having pain and you are already on significant pain medication then it is important to have any new pain checked out. Imagine how bad the new pain would be without being on pain medication and that would assuredly bring you to the doctor. ...Read more

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What causes short sharp pain in head? It is accompanied with shoulder pain and neck pain

Pinched nerve?: Could be many things, but short bursts of radiating pain including the neck and arm (shoulder) can indicate a pinched nerve. If the problem persists for 2 weeks or more see your doctor. ...Read more