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What causes tingling numbness under left shoulder blade?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: hi. i am a 56 y.o. male. a few days ago i started getting a tingly numbness and sometimes itchy feeling under my left shoulder blade. it is on and off throughout the day and seems to go away when i put a heating pad on it at night, but it starts up again the next day at work after being there a few hours.any help would be appreciated.

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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely muscular pain or early cervical spondylitis

Detailed Answer:

Hi
Thanks for your query

I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You are most likely having muscular pain as pain is aggregated by work and relieved by rest. It will be benefited by rest and analgesic such as ibuprofen. Vitamin B and C will help in recovery. In my clinical practice I get very good result of injection of triamcilone weekly . For this you have to visit local orthopaedician.
Second possiblity is early cervical spondylitis as it is common in your age.It can be confirmed by x ray cervical spine. Glucosamine is helpful. Analgesic such as ibuprofen are given for pain relief.

You can discuss with your doctor about it.

Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you.

Wishing you a good health.
Take care.

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What causes tingling numbness under left shoulder blade?

Brief Answer: Likely muscular pain or early cervical spondylitis Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for your query I'm Dr Sudhir Kumar I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You are most likely having muscular pain as pain is aggregated by work and relieved by rest. It will be benefited by rest and analgesic such as ibuprofen. Vitamin B and C will help in recovery. In my clinical practice I get very good result of injection of triamcilone weekly . For this you have to visit local orthopaedician. Second possiblity is early cervical spondylitis as it is common in your age.It can be confirmed by x ray cervical spine. Glucosamine is helpful. Analgesic such as ibuprofen are given for pain relief. You can discuss with your doctor about it. Hope your query get answered. If you have any clarification then I will be happy to help you. Wishing you a good health. Take care.