Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
156 Doctors are Online

Pain in the back and left shoulder, tingling in the hands. Have rheumatoid arthritis. Concerned about heart attack

hello....i have been suffering from pain in my back, under left shoulder blade. when I put my head to my chin , I feel this pain sensation with numbness and tingling in my hands. I also have a lump under my clavicle that when touched causes my shoulder to hurt. my neck is also stiff. im worried of heart attack. I also have rheumatoid athritis. I am only 34
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  29
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Based from the information, you are having a lump under your clavicle and suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, which results in pain in your back and pain sensation with numbness and tingling in your hands and are worried about having heart attack.

Here is the good news you are not having " HEART ATTACK", here is the explanation what might be going on. Their is nerve passing around the clavicle which goes to the arm and hands. It seems their is some kind on irritation to that nerve base due to injury or the inflammation around the clavicle , which appears as swelling and is very tender to touch.

Advice- consult near by physician and have it checked, you may need some addition care based on the condition.

Hope it helps.
Answered: Sat, 20 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor