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Query about shooting pain in the shoulder blade and left armpit - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   im in severe pain with a muscle i think under my left armpit and the back shoulder blade, i cant fully stretch my arm or lift anything heavy if i do i get a sharp shooting pain sort of stings?
User :   ?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   hello dr
Doctor :   did u have any injury or a fall ?
User :   not as i know of, it sort of crept up on me, its got worse had it bout 2 weeks now
User :   and its seem swell up abit
Doctor :   have u got any Xrays ?
User :   no this is the 1st medical advice ive seeked
User :   its me left shoulder blade
User :   what you think it is?
Doctor :   you could have had a sprain or a muscle tear
User :   ok, thats what i fought
Doctor :   this can be examined by a physical examination or a MRI
User :   whats the treatment?
Doctor :   it depends on what has actully happened
User :   ok
Doctor :   u may need a surgery or a tendon fixation
User :   i best go see my gp then?
Doctor :   yes '
User :   thankyou
Doctor :   u r welcome
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