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Tingling and numbness in the shoulder - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam.Dr.XXX
User :   hi i have tingeling pain in myleft shoulder around the blade??
Doctor :   Please post your query
Doctor :   May i kinow you age and gender?
Doctor :   since when you have it?
User :   /it not painful sorry justa nyying and numb
User :   /3 days now
Doctor :   did you have any fall or trauma?
User :   /i have recently been flying
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any swelling there?
User :   no
Doctor :   flying?
User :   it only comes at night and early morning day is fine
Doctor :   ok
User :   caught plane
Doctor :   is it assctd with movements?
User :   what does that AAAAAAA
User :   mean
User :   no not really sorry
Doctor :   Did you have any gym exercise?
User :   i id fall in my back yard before i came over seas
Doctor :   ok
User :   and when i got here i was playing soccer and slipped and wacked my self the night before it started
Doctor :   did you get an xray done?
User :   no
User :   im on holiday
Doctor :   ok
User :   just anyying numbness in my shoulder
Doctor :   did you apply an ointment?
User :   /i didn't land on my shoulder
User :   /i landed on my side
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   but you do need an xray?
User :   it only comes at night and morning
Doctor :   to rule out any bony deformity
User :   /it doesn't hurt it just tingeling and annying
Doctor :   do you smoke?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok it is due to poor blood supply
Doctor :   in the night
User :   what do u mean
User :   how do i cure this
Doctor :   it means your blood flow to the region might be low
Doctor :   due to bad body posture during sleep
User :   and how is this fixed
Doctor :   first take an xray
User :   i cant
User :   on holiday
Doctor :   try some topical pain killers
User :   it does't hurt
User :   it just annoying
User :   i dont need apin killers
Doctor :   ok try resting the hand
Doctor :   in shoulder support
Doctor :   for now
Doctor :   apply hot fomentation
Doctor :   apply ice and
User :   it feels like pins and needles running through my shoulder constantly
User :   not constant;y but when it cmes
Doctor :   ok it can even happen due to compression of your spinal nerves i the neck
User :   my dad said it was pinched nerve
User :   is this true
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can be
User :   it only in my left shoulder
User :   not any were else
Doctor :   do you have pain in neck
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Try resting
User :   it only comes at night and morning days is fine
Doctor :   and with hot fomentation
Doctor :   take some vit e capsules
User :   what do u say it is over all
User :   ?
Doctor :   and some vit b complexes cap if you can get
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then analyse your sleep posture
User :   what is it ?
Doctor :   is it not the routine one
Doctor :   since you are holidaying
User :   yes
Doctor :   you might be having a diffrnt
Doctor :   sleeping atmosphere
Doctor :   even the cot you use
User :   yer it appened before the first night after i feel on my side
Doctor :   so
User :   so it didn't happn in my sleep on holiday
Doctor :   it is do to this new palce
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so anyway what you need
Doctor :   to do is try some home remedy
Doctor :   like topical ointments
User :   so it's due to climate change?
Doctor :   if no relief get an xray done
User :   /so nothing serois?
Doctor :   yes if your blood flow is low
Doctor :   do to cold
Doctor :   likle numbness
User :   it warm on holiday here'
Doctor :   so check your anemia status
User :   and humid
User :   anemia status?
Doctor :   yes check your hemoglobin levels
Doctor :   if your blood if low
User :   what does that AAAAAAA
Doctor :   anemia is decreased blood
User :   is that need to eb done urgent?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ow urgent
Doctor :   try resting
Doctor :   not urgent
Doctor :   try simple measures at home
User :   case im not back hme 1 week
Doctor :   take warm water baths too
Doctor :   first
Doctor :   ok
User :   so am i fie overall?
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   is there anything to worrie about?
User :   because thats what im good at
User :   i get very very anxuios
Doctor :   Your neck and shoulders contain muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, and veins, as well as many ligaments and other supporting structures. Many conditions can cause pain in the neck and shoulder area. Some are life-threatening (such as heart attack and major trauma), and others are not so dangerous (such as simple strains or contusions).
Doctor :   The most common cause of shoulder pain and neck pain is injury to the soft tissues including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within these structures
Doctor :   Falling on your outstretched arm can cause your collarbone to break.
Doctor :   Bursitis: A bursa is a sac over the joints to provide a cushion to the joints and muscles. These bursae can become swollen and painful after injuries.
Doctor :   Inflammation under the diaphragm can also cause referred pain in the shoulder.
User :   i first beileved this was lung cancer is that slly?
Doctor :   # For milder cases, basic home-care measures (see below) are adequate until your doctor can see you.
Doctor :   if you have swollen lymph nodes
Doctor :   then it can be
User :   what are those
Doctor :   swellings in the neck
Doctor :   and shoulder regions
User :   and were are those
Doctor :   they are normally not seen
User :   are they highly noticeable?
Doctor :   when they get infected they swell up
Doctor :   whwt you call as lymph glands
User :   and s this unusaul
User :   now im really scared
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   what are the cances
User :   chances
User :   for a none smoker?
Doctor :   very very less
Doctor :   X-rays: These may be done if you have tenderness to touch along the bony areas of your spine or shoulder,
Doctor :   Minor injuries that have only slight pain can be treated at home.
Doctor :   . If the source of the pain and the cause of the pain are not known, or if symptoms suggest you might have a more serious condition, you should contact your doctor while initiating basic care measures
Doctor :   Rest: Use the injured area as little as possible for the first two to three days, then slowly begin to exercise the injured area. This speeds recovery.
User :   i ahve these little lumps on my neck sometimes>???
Doctor :   is it there now?
User :   theres yes
User :   i have high acme problem
User :   though so my dad told me it was that
Doctor :   no not acnes
Doctor :   acnes are different
User :   it doesn't hurt when touched
Doctor :   from lymph nodes
Doctor :   is it on skin
User :   yes
Doctor :   or beneath skin
User :   i can just eel on the skin??
Doctor :   usually acnes are on the skin
Doctor :   lymph glands beneath skin
Doctor :   So do get an physical examination done then earliest now
User :   im really scared im crying and shaking
User :   am i dieing??
Doctor :   NO NOT AT ALL
User :   im really scared
Doctor :   mostly a small contusion or bruise
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
User :   im a very anxious person this will worry me all nite im very scared
Doctor :   A physical examination will confirm
Doctor :   Dont worry at all
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender?
User :   i cant see them i can just feel them
User :   male 14
Doctor :   oh then dont worry ata ll
Doctor :   you are very very young for any big diseases
User :   im really worried im going to die here
Doctor :   NO NO NOT ALL
User :   i feel fine i juts feel upsey
Doctor :   First understand these are very common
Doctor :   in your age
Doctor :   so dont worry at all
User :   how coomon
Doctor :   what you need iis a physical examination to confirm
Doctor :   it is very common
Doctor :   due to small infections
Doctor :   that occurs during child hood
User :   what pther problems does this give??
Doctor :   no big problems
Doctor :   some pain during movts
Doctor :   that will subside with some antibiotics too
Doctor :   # Know your limitations. Do not perform activities that you do not have the training, skills, tools, or strength to accomplish.
Doctor :   What you need now is an physical examination to rule out your worries
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