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What causes shoulder blade pain along with numbness in the legs?

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Tue, 11 Sep 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hi, i am having sudden onset left shoulder blade pain and slight numbness in my lower left leg and foot. Now I’m feeling numbness in right foot too. Slight
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably two different conditions.

Detailed Answer:

Shoulder blade pain may be of musculoskeletal origin,(muscles, tendons, stretched for example). Numbness in both legs is most likely a separate condition for example first stages of the spinal stenosis.

Another condition that may cause both, shoulder pain and leg numbness is arthritis.In all cases, getting examined clinically by your primary care Doctor and by tests such imaging studies (MRI of the spinal cord, etc.),blood tests about inflammation levels is necessary to get a correct understanding. Starting painkillers such ibuprofen may improve your condition.

Hope I have answered your query.
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 6 minutes later
Thank you very much. But isn’t it odd that they both started at the same,time ?
Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 16 hours later
Brief Answer:
Explained below.

Detailed Answer:

Yes, it is odd since both issues started simultaneously, but still, this doesn't exclude the possibility of being two different conditions.

The opposite can be true also, conditions such as arthritis, spinal spondylosis, may cause such symptoms.

Dr. Erion Spaho,
Neurologist, Surgical

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