Loss of sensation in any part of the body is called numbness. It is usually caused by damage, irritation, or compression of one or more nerves that supply the numb area. The conditions that cause numbness are neuralgia, radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, spinal cord injury, stroke, and fracture.

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Why am I having tenderness with itching below left shoulder blade?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, right below the left shoulder blade started itching. No rashes, bruising or anything abnormal. A few days ago that same area became tender to touch. Again nothing was visible. Now that area hurts all the time. It feels sore, sometimes it starts to feel like the musc...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to With the description given, it looks more of a neurological problem rather than a skin problem. If there are no rashes and only tingling sensation and pain, etc., over skin of lower shoulder blade, then most likely you are having notalgia paraesthetica. It is a superficia...  Read Full »

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