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Query about pain in scapula - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   I mailed in a question this morning and have not received an answer.
Doctor :   may i know when was this ?
Doctor :   and which was the mail id that you mailed it to ?
Doctor :   If possible you can post it again in the chat session
User :   this am and I paid through my pay pan account.
Doctor :   and i can answer it here right away
Doctor :   may i know was it directed to any specialist ?
User :   ok No just to anyone
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i just got it here
Doctor :   you just typed it and loged out
Doctor :   this is a chat module where u can chat with a doctor and the doctor will answer it rightaway
User :   ok sorry I was told a Dr. (sorry can't remember) that he was reading.
Doctor :   you need not wait
User :   yes that it
Doctor :   let me post the same query here
Doctor :   I had a feeling of a small lump in my left side of the throat a few days ago. I sprayed it with Clorstepic throat spray and it seemed to be ok. On Friday, Feb. 4, I left a dull ache in my left arm. I treated it with topical creams and my Sunday night It was very painful not a sharp pain but a very dull pain. My daughter drove me to the ER and they checked me out for heart problems and kept me overnight to do a morning stress test. (pharmacially) The results showed no heart damage. So they discharged me and sent me home. I told them when laying down the left arm pain was minimal. however when sitting or standing, it was unbearable. They said it was probally musclar. Home now and it still aches. A friend of mine said she had the same dull ache last year in her leg and several doctors did not know what is was but finally a orthopedic doctor sent her to his therapist center and a therpist dioed it as Lymphedma and after several treatments, she was fine again. However, she did not mention a lump in her throat. I will be calling my primary doctor today to see if he can see me but I feel he will not know either. I am a female 68 years old and could really use your expertise opinion. Thank you very much
Doctor :   give me a few minutes while i read it
Doctor :   and i will answer it right away
User :   yes only I added that I never smoked or drank.
Doctor :   just wait online without logging out
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   we can chat here and solve your issues
Doctor :   give me a minute
Doctor :   can u describe the ache in the left arm ?
Doctor :   did it radiate anywhere else ?
Doctor :   does the pain increase when you move your arm around ?
User :   It started in the neck (left side) as a stiff neck and hit the shoulder blade and then down the arm (left very dull ache. not a shap pain.
User :   Yes it does increase.
Doctor :   and does it subside to some extent when you rest ?
User :   does not bother me when I sleep
Doctor :   Does it affect you while sleeping ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   this is most probably due to a muscle spasm
Doctor :   take some advil for a day or two
User :   should I use an ace bandage on it"
Doctor :   and apply some heat packs to the area
Doctor :   yes you can use it
User :   I have been using a heating pad
Doctor :   this will reduce the pain
User :   OK
Doctor :   avoid excess activity, and provide adequate rest to the area
User :   OK
Doctor :   rest will be the most important treatment
User :   thanks
Doctor :   the more you rest, the earlier u will get out of the pain and discomfort
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   thank you Dr.
Doctor :   in addition applying a anti-pain ointment (diclofenac) will also help
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   Is that a prescription .
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   its a OTC MEDICATION
User :   OK I'll try it.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help u with ?
User :   Not right now I hope this helps I'm ready to cut off my arm. And I have a high tolerance for pain.
Doctor :   this will defintiely help
User :   OK anyhhing else?
Doctor :   the small lump, has it resolved ?
User :   yes, it is ok now
Doctor :   in that case, you need not worry anymore
Doctor :   u r absolutely fine
Doctor :   just take some rest and advil , u will be fine and without pain
User :   OK thanks for your promt replyh
Doctor :   you are welcome again
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
User :   over and out
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