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Pain in shoulder blade radiating to armpit, numb to touch. What do I do?

Lifting weight caused acute pain in right shoulder blade radiating to armpit. After 3 weeks the pain is worse and now has moved to right chest area and neck . These areas hurt but still feel numb to the touch. What did I injure when I lifted over 100 lbs.? Losing ability to lift and move right arm due to severe pain. What do I need to do to resolve this? I am taking Ibuprophen but it does not help.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From the description, it seems you might have developed shoulder muscle tear.

There might be possibility of tear in your shoulder muscle because of overly or abruptly stretched shoulder muscle during heavy weight lifting.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Meanwhile I advice you -

To give rest to your shoulder and arm.
Stop doing weight lifting for some time.
You can take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to reduce inflammation and pain under supervision of your treating doctor.

Wishing you speedy recovery.
Dr Sauarbh Gupta
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Radiologist Dr. Ganesh Sanap's  Response
Hi, welcome to HCM
It looks like that your shoulder has significant injury. I think your rotator cuff has sustained injury. It is the group of muscles which are responsible for shoulder movement.
It is mandatory to consult a orthopaedician as soon as possible. If indicated and advised then get your MRI shoulder done.
Dont waste time by taking analgesics.
Thanking you.
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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