Pin pricking pain on my left shoulder blade . Feeling weakness on left arm too.
It started as Something like a stiff neck. I was not able to move my neck for a couple of days . But after applying ice packs the pain reduced and now neck is better. But the shoulder pain still remains. It has been 2 weeks now. Similar kind of a pain has happened to me at the same place almost 2 years before.
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Numerous conditions can cause pain, numbness and tingling in the left arm. It may indicate a myocardial infarction, or heart attack. However, other conditions may be more likely to cause left-sided arm pain and numbness.The most common cause is degenerative joint disease in the cervical spine (neck).
Try few home remedies for relief:
- Improve your circulation by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Massage your left arm before bed
- Improving your posture to reduce pinching on your nerves can avoid left arm pain.
-Rest your left arm and avoid any heavy physical activities. Your doctor may recommend pain relievers medicine to you. A cold compress can also help relieve the pain (Note: if you have poor circulation, do not use cold compress).
-Rest and pain relievers can help treat tendinitis. Alternating hot and cold therapy is another effective way to relieve the pain. If you're first injured, applying an ice pack for the first 3 days or so can help reducing swelling by numbing pain and constricting blood vessels. After that, applying heat can increase blood flow, which may promote healing.
- Avoid strenuous or repetitive activities that cause pain.
If conservative treatment does not help, consult your doctor/Physiotherapist.In most cases, conditions causing these symptoms are not a medical emergency and respond well to conservative care methods.
it is best to see a doctor/Physiotherapist immediately if your pain is severe and of sudden onset.
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