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Doctor insights on: Will Shingles Cause Tingling Under Shoulder Blades

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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What can causing intermittent tingling under one shoulder blade? Could it be shingles? 

What can causing intermittent tingling under one shoulder blade? Could it be shingles? 

No: I say no because u said intermittent, so am presuming this has been going on for a while. Commonly, tingling or some sensation...Itchy, pain... Occurs prior to the outbreak of the rash of shingles, but generally this happens within 10 days. The rash is like crops of tiny blisters that occur along a nerve path on only one side of the body. Likely tingle will resolve on own. If not, c the doc. ...Read more

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What causes tingling sensation below shoulder blade?

What causes tingling sensation below shoulder blade?

Referred from neck: Usually pain along the medial border of the scapula is referred from facet joints of the neck. ...Read more

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Lately in the evening every night I get this tingling burning feeling under my left shoulder blade, usually I am doing something what can cause ths?

Lately in the evening every night I get this tingling burning feeling under my left shoulder blade, usually I am doing something what can cause ths?

The something: Your synopsis states that you have a sensation after you are doing something. Clearly "something" seems to be triggering your discomfort. Stop doing "it" and see if the "something" resolves itself. You may have a trigger point and a physical therapist might be helpful to you. ...Read more

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What would be some causes for getting a tingling/numbing sensation from the shoulder blade all the way to the tip of fingers?

What would be some causes for getting a tingling/numbing sensation from the shoulder blade all the way to the tip of fingers?

Irritated Situation: If you have a cardiac condition, consult your physician for help. Cardiac symptoms differ for different people. Be safe rather than sorry. Alternatively, peripheral nerve entrapment from the scapula can cause this and even impingement closer to the spine along a specific dermatome (sensory path on the skin). Lastly, shingles (chicken pox) can cause symptoms anywhere along a nerve on the back. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more