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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?

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?

Shoulder pain: Probable represent tendinitis. Start an ice and oral antinflammmatory program. This should be combined with a stretching orogram. ...Read more

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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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Dull armpit pain for 2mnths dr checkd no lumps.Hv degeneration in top and lwr back+sore shoulder blade.Could it b related?Not hot or gettn worse im 41

Dull armpit pain for 2mnths dr checkd no lumps.Hv degeneration in top and lwr back+sore shoulder blade.Could it b related?Not hot or gettn worse im 41

Maybe: Shoulder problems, including wearing out the joints in your shoulder and back maybe the cause. Worth asking a health care professional. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Sore shoulder blades and neck more in the morning . Feel some tender points around shoulder blades . Please advice ?

Sore shoulder blades and neck more in the morning . Feel some tender points around shoulder blades . Please advice ?

See a Sports Med MD: Often muscle spasm in the shoulder blades and neck can occur and cause the soreness you mention. However, there are other possibilities as well include worker upper limb disorder, thoracic outlet, myofascial pain and rotator cuff syndrome or cervical radiculopathy. Thus a thorough evaluation to include Physiotherapy and possibly active release may be in order as directed by a MD. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, feeling of numbness at the left part of head and neck, shoulder blade feeling of needle pins esp. When i worry so much?

Shoulder pain, feeling of numbness at the left part of head and neck, shoulder blade feeling of needle pins esp. When i worry so much?

See a doctor: The symptoms you describe might resolve spontaneously. However, you symptoms are consistent with cervical nerve root impingement. Therefore, it would be wise for you to see your doctor for an evaluation and possible referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. 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

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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?

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 an 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