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Left Shoulder Pain

Pain in the left shoulder can be due to injury, dislocation of the shoulder, muscle pull, or fracture. But, sudden and unusual left arm pain can be caused due to more serious conditions like heart attack and angina.

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I carry heavy bags on my left shoulder, and I have weakness in the left side of my body. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I have been carrying heavy bags on my left shoulder for the past two years. I have weakness in the left side of my body while working out. Also, the left shoulder seems to appear lower than the right shoulder. I am worried about this. Can this be cured? Kindly gi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The conditions like rotator cuff injury and tendonitis cause weakness in the shoulder muscles and difficulties in day-to-day activities like lifting heavy weights and doing shoulder and arm movements. Both these conditions present similar s...  Read Full »

I have left shoulder pain and a tingling sensation at night. I also have cerebral palsy on the left side. What could be the reason for my pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My left shoulder hurts. When I raise my arm high it pops and it hurts really bad. Right now, my arm is in a resting position and it hurts and it is tingling. Yesterday I went to the park to practice throwing my discus. It did not hurt during the time I was practicing. I worked for eigh...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. A few possibilities that could explain your symptoms. One possibility is that you may have injured your shoulder while practicing throwing the discus at the park. The pain and popping sensation when raising your arm high c...  Read Full »

Why does my left arm hurt while lying down on my left side to watch TV?

Query: Hello,I have been suffering left arm muscle pain for the last 10 days. I watched tv for two to three hours daily while lying down on my left side. Movement in the left arm is perfect, but slight pain is there, and the muscle gets exhausted soon. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Suman Saurabh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I am sorry to read about your problem and hope to help you. It looks like your shoulder muscle was injured when you were watching TV while lying in the lateral position. I would suggest you- 1. You must give rest to your a...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old male weighing 240 lbs. Everytime I smoke weed I feel my shoulder and arm hurt. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, not very active. I weigh 240 lbs and have a resting heart rate of around 65 to 80 beats per minute. Every time I smoke weed, I feel my left shoulder and arm hurt. This started four months back, and I have been a Marijuana smoker for seven years. I have a gene...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I assume you take weed to feel good and temporarily switch off, you are not achieving this physically and mentally. I feel it is counterproductive to take weed with the sort of anxiety that you have. You have to decide to drop one or the other. Tests-wise, you have b...  Read Full »

My mother had been suffering from pain in her left arm and shoulder with occasional chest pain. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had pain in her left arm for the past few months. However, for the past few days, she is having pain in her left shoulder region also. She occasionally suffers from chest pain during bedtime. She does not have diabetes or hypertension, but she stays very stressed. Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems your mother is suffering from a musculoskeletal problem rather than a cardiac one. But still, it is important to rule out any cardiac issues. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. Do...  Read Full »

I took an ECG after experiencing acute pain in my left shoulder, arm, lower chest, and back along with breathing difficulty. Please help me interpret it.

Query: Hi doctor, Last week at night, around 1.00 AM, I suddenly felt acute pain in my left shoulder. The pain traveled downwards in my left arm. At the same time, I felt pain in my lower chest and lower back. The pain was very acute, and I was literally feeling the discomfort in breathing also, the pain a...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Pain, which aggravates during respirations and is of sudden onset, is unlikely to be cardiac pain. ECG (electrocardiogram) is also normal. Such pain can be due to musculoskeletal causes like a muscle spasm in the...  Read Full »

What does left shoulder pain indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom has undergone an ECG test, and we would like to get the ECG graph interpreted by a cardiologist and would also like to understand whether her heart is healthy functioning well or there is any problem. I noticed from the past few days. She is also complaining about a slight pain ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your mom's pain. I have gone through the result you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The result is within the normal limits. There is nothing in the result if that is off-limits. Does the pain cause her to have shortness ...  Read Full »

Why does my shoulder make clicking sounds while doing exercise?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old male of 6 feet 2 inches in height and 215 pounds weight. I am getting some clicking sound around my shoulder blade area, and sometimes, it moves to the trapezius muscle. I am also experiencing aches in my left chest (my doctor said that my heart is fine ), pain in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shinas Hussain A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. The symptoms you have mentioned suggest the possibility of a musculoskeletal disorder called snapping scapula syndrome, but we have to rule out other condition before commencing the treatment. It is q...  Read Full »

Is diastolic pressure 99 acceptable with a history of SVT and cardiac ablation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old female with a history of SVT, cardiac ablation. Smoker of 25 years, 5’4”, 175 pounds. Yesterday I experienced pain in my jaw and left shoulder, took my blood pressure it was 150/105. This went on for about three hours. And went to the ER. They ran a CBC and one T...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is elevated. Our target is to keep it below 90. However, it is acceptable to have if systolic remains well controlled as there is no definitive and excessive proven risk from it. But, we try to target it below 90. Now, the possible reasons in you, firstly, do you ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing left shoulder scapular pain for seven months, even after taking many medications. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had left shoulder scapular pain for seven months. I used tablets Myoril, Etoshine, Gemcal XT, Nucoxia MR, Neurocem NT, and Liquid Vitamin D3. I am also taking Roseday F5 for cholesterol problems and the tablet Neurokind plus for shoulder pain. Please suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Do you have a history of trauma or injury on the left shoulder? Does your occupation demand repetitive movement of the left shoulder? You might have a frozen shoulder on the left. I suggest you undergo an MR...  Read Full »

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