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Doctor insights on: When I Lay Down I Get A Pin In My Left Shoulder

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Left shoulder hurts and the pain goes down the arm but when I lay down it does not hurt it hurts the worst when I get up in the morning also I get headaches and I never had headaches in my life. If you?

Left shoulder hurts and the pain goes down the arm but when I lay down it does not hurt it hurts the worst when I get up in the morning also I get headaches and I never had headaches in my life. If you?

Seek evaluation: As you describe your symptoms, you're problem could be in your neck or shoulder. A thorough evaluation by physician expert in evaluating musculoskeletal problems is advised. This should include a physical examination and radiograph studies (X-rays ands MRIs). Treatment should follow after your evaluation. Read more

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pain in my left shoulder blade, along with swelling around it. I cant move my arm, lift things, sit back or lay down. Did I tear something?

pain in my left shoulder blade, along with swelling around it. I cant move my arm, lift things, sit back or lay down. Did I tear something?

Possibly: You need to review what you have done. If you have been playing sports or lifting something heavy, you might. It sound as if there is enough pain and inflammation that you need to see your doctor or ortho doctor as soon as possible. Read more

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I have a growing rock hard lump on the lower part of my left shoulder blade and if I press, lay down, or move my left arm it hurts?

I have a growing rock hard lump on the lower part of my left shoulder blade and if I press, lay down, or move my left arm it hurts?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Please see doc for diagnosis because it could be something else more serious an need attention. Peace and good health. Read more

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Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when I lay flat on back.

Possibly pinched nerve in upper left shoulder area. Radiates up neck and down left arm. Very painfully. Only relief when I lay flat on back.

I PAIN: You need ct scan/mri of cervical spine to see disc, vertebra, nerve compression, osteoarthritis, fasciae and muscles. The appropriate management depends on correct diagnosis. Please see your doctor. Thanks. Read more

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I have had pain in my left shoulder blade area that radiates down my arm. I work in a daycare. What is causing this pain? How do I get rid of it?

I have had pain in my left shoulder blade area that radiates down my arm. I work in a daycare. What is causing this pain? How do I get rid of it?

Assessment: This will require an actual assessment with physical examination to get an accurate diagnosis and to advised about getting rid of it. Read more

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Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.

Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.

Not clear: Typically if pain is related to movement it is muscle related. You need to also consider pneumonia or in your age range to consider, though unlikely, a blood clot especially if you are on birth control. Heart disease or inflammatory diseases are something to consider although less likely. See your doctor for a full exam and history. Read more

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Back knot/ pinching pain between left shoulder blade and spine (near myofascial), occasional pins and needles down the arm. On and off ~1year. Ideas?

Need to see an Orth-: Opod and/or a neurologist to be evaluated and diagnosed.
Probably will need MRI of the c ; t spines as well as nerve conduction tests.
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Woke from a sound sleep with sharp pain in left shoulder, hurts to move it, cant get comfortable, some nausea, pain goes down arm, 52 yr asthma female?

L shoulder: Without a history of trauma to your shoulder and with the associated nausea, and pain radiating down your arm this could be a sign of chest pain and could indicate there is something serious going on other than pain in the shoulder. Go to the ER immediately and get checked out. If you are not allergic to aspirin it would be a good idea to take a 325 mg tab on route to ER. Read more

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Left shoulder pain that radiates down arm into hand, accompanied by pain from hip (L) down my leg. Only happens when laying down. Cause for concern?

Left shoulder pain that radiates down arm into hand, accompanied by pain from hip (L) down my leg. Only happens when laying down. Cause for concern?

Nerve pressure: It appears from the radiating pain that you have nerve compression. This happens when a nerve is squeezed between two other structures.
You need to get examined by a physician, Neurologist, who can find the compression sites before the pain becomes longer lasting and possible permanent. Read more

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Mid back left shoulder and ULQ pain tired. Pain while in a recliner but not laying down. Contrast ct egd and blood work clear, ideas?

See answer: Does eating or defecation provoke pain? It sounds like it is positional and could be abdominal wall pain rather than visceral (related to organs like stomach) especially if your CT and EGD were normal. Read more

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Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting?

Left shoulder pins and needles down my arm, my index finger feels numb, feels like the blood flow is being trapped but chronic aching/hurting?

Brachial plexitis: Inflamation of your brachial plexus, group of nerves that come together as they are coming out of your cervical spine. This in my experience usually responds to a course of steroids, although for some reason the literature calls it "self limited". We usually don't know the cause, can be viral, due to a chronic inflamatory condition like lupus. Rarely due to spread of cancer. Should be checked. 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 have a sharp tearing feeling in my left shoulder. How can I get better?

I have a sharp tearing feeling in my left shoulder. How can I get better?

See your doctor!: Left arm/shoulder pain can be a sign of a heart attack or cardiac problems. If you have a known injury causing the feeling, then a physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon evaluation may be the way to go. But if this is new pain in the left arm, see a doctor or go to the er! Read more