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What can be done for a throbbing pain in my left shoulder when I lift my arm?

What can be done for a throbbing pain in my left shoulder when I lift my arm?

Evaluation: If you have tried conservative treatments, ie ice or heat, acetominophen, asa, Ibuprofen or Naproxen without relief have it looked at. ...Read more

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Throbbing shoulder pain that goes down threw my arm. One day its my left shoulder an the next it will be my right one its been going on for about 2wk?

Throbbing shoulder pain that goes down threw my arm. One day its my left shoulder an the next it will be my right one its been going on for about 2wk?

Anything: It could be anything from the way you sleep to the way you use your arms every day,
exercise and concentrate on the shoulder muscles.
apply heat.
take ibuprofen.
no better, see your local doctor. ...Read more

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How do I relieve throbbing pain in left shoulder?

How do I relieve throbbing pain in left shoulder?

Diagnosis first: If the pain is from a specific injury, can initially try rice therapy. Otherwise if it just came about, then suggest seeing a doctor for an examination as many things can cause throbbing shoulder pain, most benign and a few not so benign. ...Read more

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The veins in my left shoulder are hard what does it mean?

The veins in my left shoulder are hard what does it mean?

See vein specialist: Veins should be soft and not hard. A hard feeling vein suggests that it may be clotted. If it is hard, tender and warm then I would be very concerned about this vein having phlebitis (inflammation of the vein). See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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I have a throbbing constant pain in my left shoulder blade, that radiates to my armpit and back. What is this?

Disc hx: Hi it appears you may have cervical or thoracic disc herniation causing radiculopathy MRI of cerv or thoracic ir both can be helpful for diagnosis and therapy and later epidural injection or nerve block can be helpful. ...Read more

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Bad throbbing pain around left shoulder blade. No falls or slips etc. Also getting period cramps.

Bad throbbing pain around left shoulder blade. No falls or slips etc. Also getting period cramps.

Blood in belly: Your shoulder pain is probably from diaphragm irritation, which may be from a small amount of blood in your abdomen. This can come from a bleeding ovarian cyst.

This is really just an educated guess though. If the pain is severe you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have fatigue, pain in left shoulder blade and throbbing on left side of neck off and on for about a week.?

I have fatigue, pain in left shoulder blade and throbbing on left side of neck off and on for about a week.?

See your doctor: Many things can cause this but could be referred cardiac pain. You need to check with you physician. Many other things cause cause these symptoms including a lot of musculoskeletal issues related to your shoulder and neck such as bursitis, tendinitis and arthritis This need s to be clarified. ...Read more

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My left shoulder arm and neck and head always hurts to where I can't use my arm itt feels like my veins in  my arm are gonna burst is it a pinchenerve?

My left shoulder arm and neck and head always hurts to where I can't use my arm itt feels like my veins in  my arm are gonna burst is it a pinchenerve?

Maybe: There are many possible causes for these symptoms. If your primary care physician is iunsure of the diagnosis after a good history and physical, you should be evaluated by a neurologist or physiatrist. Nerves can become pinched anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder, and down the arm. Blood vessels in this region can also become entrapped. Other possibilities include tight muscles... ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in neck with pain in shoulder what can this be? For the past 3wks I have been have a crook in my neck causing sharp pains. It is hard to turn neck at times. The pain sometimes cause throbbing in head neck base down my left shoulder. I ha

Having sharp pain in neck with pain in shoulder what can this be? For the past 3wks I have been have a crook in my neck causing sharp pains. It is hard to turn neck at times. The pain sometimes cause throbbing in head neck base down my left shoulder. I ha

Neck pain: These symptoms could be caused by muscle spasm leading to nerve entrapment causing the pain in your neck and shoulder. However these could also be caused by vertebral displacement in which case surgery may be the cure. My suggestion is see your physician and have him get an MRI of your neck scheduled to rule out any surgical need. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in left shoulder and under breast sometimes chest usually only when I inhale deeply?

Sharp throbbing pain in left shoulder and under breast sometimes chest usually only when I inhale deeply?

Pleurisy?: Very little history is given but this is consistent with pleurisy. Have you been exercising or doing martial arts? Do you have a job that requires physical effort?
This could be the cause?
Are you on the pill? It could possibly be a pulmonary embolus but is less likely
See the doc and have an exam. ...Read more

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I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck, a week ago I had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

I have throbbing pain in my left shoulder and neck, a week ago I had a checkup. The doctor said my heart sounds fine What could this be?

Musculoskeletal: Likely musculoskeletal involving neck, shoulder, arm. Any specific physical activities, specifically sports or work relatedvwhere you may be overusing your left arm or assume a specific posture for longer periods of time? ...Read more

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Why am I having these pains? It's on my right elbow, left hand, and left shoulder. It almost feels like its in the veins. Have it if I'm moving or not

Not sure: Almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. Could be nerve impingement causing your symptoms, could be vascular issues. Get a dr. To evaluate you and order some tests if needed to properly diagnose you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I have had throbbing pain under my left shoulder blade for 3 weeks. When I sneeze or cough sit or lie down it hurts. I am in an office job. Is this?

Hi I have had throbbing pain under my left shoulder blade for 3 weeks. When I sneeze or cough sit or lie down it hurts. I am in an office job. Is this?

Many possible causes: There are many possible causes. As Dr Al Shaar mentioned it could be from your muscles. As you have a cough and it hurts when you cough and sneeze it may be pleurisy = inflammation of the covering of your lung from a mild lung infection. It would be a good idea to have an online consultation to clarify better what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Right sided venous tos with dvt. Visible veins on left shoulder and armpit area. Doppler didn't show any obstruction on the left side. Can it be trusted?

Right sided venous tos with dvt. Visible veins on left shoulder and armpit area. Doppler didn't show any obstruction on the left side. Can it be trusted?

TOS/DVT: An ultrasound of the upper extremity is not as accurate as one done of the lower extremity. If in doubt as to the diagnosis, then a CTA with the venous phase would be more accurate in diagnosing upper extremity compression symptoms. ...Read more

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I am 47yr F. Woke up with aching and throbbing pain in the left shoulder blade shooting down to my left arm. I have taken some aleve (naproxen) and tried to massage the area but hasn't really helped yet. Should I be worried?

I am 47yr F. Woke up with aching and throbbing pain in the left shoulder blade shooting down to my left arm. I have taken some aleve (naproxen) and tried to massage the area but hasn't really helped yet. Should I be worried?

Get checked: Most likely it is a muscle spasm but given your age you should see a doctor to make sure that there are no other issues going on. If it is muscle spasm there are medications that could help. ...Read more

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

I feel pain in my left side of neck, like if a vein is swollen, left collar bone pain everyday, left ear, left jaw, left shoulder, left varicocele?

Neck pain: Perhaps you have an infection or another condition that requires a doctor to examine you. Please visit one soon. ...Read more

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Throbbing random on and off pain right above my bicep, below my shoulder in the front. Its in one spot. Could it be muscle or vein related? No swelling

Throbbing random on and off pain right above my bicep, below my shoulder in the front. Its in one spot. Could it be muscle or vein related? No swelling

Tendinitis?: It could be tendinitis, a muscle strain, inflammation of a shoulder bursa (sac inside a joint) or bursitis. It all depends on many factors like injury, bad positioning, illness. At your age and if you don't suffer of any illnesses these are the most likely reasons. Anti- inflammatory meds as ibuprofen, ice and rest can help. If not better you would need to be seen. ...Read more

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Why do I get a prickling in left shoulder when startled?

Why do I get a prickling in left shoulder when startled?

Adrenaline: When someone gets startled or frightened, their adrenal glands squirt out a bit of adrenaline, the flight or fight hormone that creates a sense of urgency. Also, the spinal reflexes are activated. The combination of the two may activate the sensory nerves in you shoulder, causing that prickly sensation. Why the left shoulder? That's a mystery. ...Read more

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I did something to my left shoulder. Should I use a sling or leave it alone.?

I did something to my left shoulder. Should I use a sling or leave it alone.?

Neither: Sling can immobilize and cause 'frozen' shoulder. You should get it checked if it's hurting a lot or not functioning correctly. ...Read more

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My left shoulder hurts. What can I do?

My left shoulder hurts. What can I do?

Need much more info: Does it hurt all the time, or only with certain movements? What makes the pain worse? What makes it better. Did the pain start suddenly or gradually? What activity were you doing before/when the pain started? What part of the shoulder hurts? See your pcp to have shoulder evaluated. Be prepared to answer above questions. Nsaid may temporarily relieve some of the pain until see doc. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain below left shoulder blade?

What to do if I have pain below left shoulder blade?

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

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I have a sharp pain that shoots under my left shoulder?

I have a sharp pain that shoots under my left shoulder?

See your doctor: There are several causes for this type of pain, but one of the most important potential causes to consider is the heart. Please make sure you follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain under left shoulder blade?

Should see your PCP: As a detailed hx ; examination are required to evaluate your symptoms. Xrays, and mri/ct scans might be needed to DX the problem. An orthopod referral would probably be generated or with a spine surgeon, if its deemed the pain is from a spine cause.
Good luck ; enjoy the best of xmas. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

@ Ur age there R--: -many possibilities. Cardiac, bursitis rotator cuff disease R the main things that come 2 mind & need 2 B evaluated in that order ...Read more