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Suffering from pain, numbness in left arm and shoulder blade, arm weakness, chest pain on breathing. Treatment?

I have had pain and numbness down my left arm and shoulder blade also forearmon and off and now my thumb and and front part of my hand my shoulder has been feeling weak also to lift it and a couple of tmes when i breath ivehad a pain cone from my bacck through to my chest on the left im finding when i have walked a twice it happened this week
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
Pain and numbness you are experiencing along your arm and shoulder is due to muscular spasm caused by overuse, strain (caused by hyperextension neck injury,sitting at a keyboard for long hours),cervical spondylitis,electrolyte disturbance or any other internal mass applying pressure.
Some times it can be due to fractured bone,anomalous first rib or cervical rib which leads to compression of nerves and vessels behind color bone causing pain, numbness, paresthasia, weakness,pallor, cyanosis or swelling.
You may need to perform chest and cervical spine x-rays or/and MRI to rule out above mentioned conditions.
Oral muscle relaxants and vitamin supplements may help with your condition.
I advise you to visit concerned doctor for further evaluation.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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