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Pain in left shoulder blade after sleeping?

Pain in left shoulder blade after sleeping?

Need for examination: If the pain lasts more than a day or two, it would be prudent to see your doctor as it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Back pain after a fall?

What is the question: Back pain after a fall can happen. Please ask a more specific question. ...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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Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Couple of things: Could be a couple of things. If not going away in a couple of days, then should have it checked by someone. Maybe even get X-ray. ...Read more

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Severe shooting, tearing pain in rt shoulder at shoulder joint. Rt arm falls asleep. Very weak, can barely lift anything, 3+ wks, getting worse, ?

Severe shooting, tearing pain in rt shoulder at shoulder joint. Rt arm falls asleep. Very weak, can barely lift anything, 3+ wks, getting worse, ?

No Trauma?: If no trauma one possibility is parsonage turner syndrome (acute idiopathic brachial plexopathy) its uncommon but i see one or two cases a year. You've pretty much described the acute presenting symptoms. I think you should see a neurologist if there is no reason to suspect traumatic injury of the shoulder itself. ...Read more

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Help. Hip joint pain after dancing? Did not fall down.

Help. Hip joint pain after dancing? Did not fall down.

Many reasons: Trochanteric bursitis, snapping hip, iliacus tendinitis, piriformis syndrome, femoral stress fracture, osteoarthritis.Those some of the causes for hip pain in a dancer. Pleas check it out.Thank you. ...Read more

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Tuesday gone did 40 pushups left should pain since then swelling and pain when moving my shoulder pain from shoulder to elbow pain at night awakes me?

Shoulder pain: This is likely a strain type injury. Recommend rest, ice, compression, and an over the counter anti- inflammatory (ibuprofen or naproxen). If symptoms continue after this treatment for 2-3 weeks, seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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After sleeping, woke up having pain between shoulder blades. Help?

See below: First of all, if this was an attack of pain, it could likely represents the first gallbladder attack you ever had. Clearly if the pain persists or recurs see your family doctor or gastroenterologist for further evaluation. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.

Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.

Call surgeon!: Call your surgeon to find out what to do. The doc who did the procedure will be able to tell you if this is normal at this stage or not. If you are unhappy with his advice, consider a consult with a doc on Healthtap Concierge, or see your primary care doc, who can give an opinion, too, or arrange for a second opinion for you, if necessary. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder and neck and underarm following fall down the stairs 2 weeks ago. Getting worse?

Pain in shoulder and neck and underarm following fall down the stairs 2 weeks ago. Getting worse?

You probably should : Get checked out. Go to your doctor's office and get an exam. He may also get some x-rays. While it may be only a mild injury, it is never a good sign if the pain is worse after two weeks. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in neck by shoulder. 2nd time in 2yrs. Excruciating pain when I turn my neck. Pain went away after 2 days. Herniated disk maybe? Need MRI?

Unlikely HD: pain relieve in two days mostly cause by muscular spasm rather than HD , massage ,heat , muscle relaxants , over the counter anti inflammatory , ...Read more

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Fell back on ice 3 months ago on left side shoulder blade. Now bad shoulder pain inside, when dropping shoulder, moving back & pain above left breast?

See an orthopedist: You may have suffered an injury to your shoulder, specifically your rotator cuff, which can give you painful range of motion especially when dropping your arm. ...Read more

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Achy shoulder pain from fall. How to prevent further pain?

Achy shoulder pain from fall. How to prevent further pain?

Don't fall again & -: Strengthen your muscles with some therapy as weak muscles also causes pain. Muscles get atrophied & weak, if rested, which we all do to allow the pain/swelling to subside. ...Read more

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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when i move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma 
throbbing and intense pain 
intensifies when i move my neck?

Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain after working out on treadmill ?

Talk to your PCP: Pain like that may be nothing but it could be heart pain. If it is severe, or if you have a history of heart problem go to the er. You should get seen quickly also if it is associated with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness, or palpitations. It is impossible to know for sure on the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Right leg pain while driving for months. Now intermittent heat whenever. Pain at joints, heat radiates. Ideas?

Right leg pain while driving for months. Now intermittent heat whenever.  Pain at joints, heat radiates.  Ideas?

Heat where: Uncertain whether the pain is in the joint with heat in the joint or elsewhere. This could be arthritis and you need an evaluation to clarify and get therapy. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

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Shoulder/back pain that radiates down to elbow. Shoulder started 3-4 weeks ago but elbow pain came last week. Worse at night, throbs. keeps me awake?

Shoulder/back pain that radiates down to elbow. Shoulder started 3-4 weeks ago but elbow pain came last week. Worse at night, throbs. keeps me awake?

May not fit: May not be simple but could be coming from the neck to the elbow. Because there are so many systems involved here you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more

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