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Tingling and numbness around shoulder blade
I'm experiencing tingling and numbness in my back between the shoulder blade and spine on my left side. I can't recall feeling it on the right side, but it's possible that it is, and I can't distinguish because the left side tingling is so prominent. It feels like it is in my muscle - it starts as a tingle and becomes numb/tingly several minutes later very often throughout the day. It began 4-5 days ago and seems to happen more frequently now. I'm a 26-year-old female. At first I thought it was overworked muscles, or something similar, because I'm moving into a new house and have been doing physical things such as painting, bending and lifting more than I am accustomed to, but I haven't been doing any of those things for the last 3 days or so, and the tingling is getting worse. Is this something I should shrug off as a result of unusual physical activity, or something I should be more concerned about? Any information on what could cause it?

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Hi.

This can be a result of the excessive physical activity you have done recently. It may not be anything serious, and I think it will go away with some supervised physical therapy. But to be safe, you should consult your doctor, preferably a Neurologist. A clinical examination of the area will be the best guide.

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i have been having tingling and numbness on my back on the upper right side for about 1yr now. The symptoms and become more intense and have now spread to my elbow and fingers. I do have a job were I type and sit most of the day.. I don't know what this could be. Does anyone have maybe a suggestion of what I should do about this ? I have been living in constant pain.
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Hi, lick everyone else i seem to be having the same issues, only thing is, i have been going to physio for it , for about almost 7 months now, goodness this has been a long time. Originally i had been going for a issue with my rotary cuff, i had hurt my shoudler at work and i have been doing aqua therapy, plus the physio, they sent me to a specialist to see what else can be done, because a couple months after my injury i ended up having some tingling in my shoulder blade, and then up my neck, not to mention the sharp pain i have been getting there.
You would think after this length of time i would be seeing some kind of improvement, actually there is some, i do have range back in my shoulder. But the tingling and pain i have in my shoulder blade seems to be getting worse. They put restrictions on my left shoulder at work and i couldnt use it. So with that i now have tendonitis in my right wrist for over use of it. I keep thinking wht else could go wrong. Earlier they had said something like issues with C7 T1 area.
Im just getting a bit perplexed about it, i need this to be over to be able to continue working the way i should be.
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Hi Im Olivia, Im 19 years old and I have been having a tingling pins and needles type sensation in my left shoulder for about a year now. At first I thought it may be because my bra was too tight, then I got new bras and the problem was still there. I worry because I have a mole around the same area, but i am unsure if these will be linked or not. Also I have heard It could be linked to serious muscle problems which also worries me as I get painful still hands from time to time. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Olivia x
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I am 24 years old and I have been have some issues latley.  Back in April I was laying on the couch taking a nap and when I woke up my left ear felt clogged I went to an ear nose and throat specialist and they think that it is menoires disease I have also been having a lump feeling in my throat that they say is caused by anxiety which I don't believe and recently I have been having numbness in my left shoulder blade and on the top left of my head are these all related?  If so what could it be caused by and what should I do?
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It could also be Bone Spurs (Osteophytes). I have experienced the numbness and tingling for several years. When I first noticed it my doctor ordered a MRI. That's where the bone spurs showed up and that was his diagnosis. I noticed the tingling/numbness in the shower the most especially when I am raising my arms up to wash my hair etc..
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I have tingling in my right shoulder, and sometimes down my arm into my hands. It's the result of a pinched nerve in my neck. The tingling isn't the worst of it, I get horrible headaches. Treat the pinched nerve before it progresses!  I sit at a desk at a computer for 10-12 hours a day. Mine is caused by bad posture that I've been trying to correct with physical therapy.
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I'm Alissa,  fifteen years young and I also have experienced a tingling, burning, numb, and sometimes itchy spot on my right lower part of my shoulder blade, it especially burns whenever I slouch. This has continued for about a year now and I'm getting worried. Any advice?
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Hey everybody!

So I can tell you what is wrong with most of you. It turns out I've been having the same issue and I was looking on threads because treatment isn't helping me. It is called a slipped rib. Most of your ribs are attached to your spine, however there are some called 'floaters' which are connected with only tissue. When the ligaments surrounding that area become weak and, at least in my case, you move your arm around a lot, one of those ribs can slip out of place. It is on my left side, tingling between my shoulder blade and spine, hurts/feels uncomfortable to move my shoulder certain ways and the pain can radiate up into the side of my neck. I have been getting it 'popped' back into place weekly by a chiropractor and relief is instant. Unfortunately after I leave it finds it's way back out. So frustrating! I hope I have at least given you peace of mind knowing what the problem is. Hope you get better

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I have tingling, itching and pain in my right shoulder blade area. Went to Physical Therapy for a while, it seemed to have improve but now it's back again,. What meds did the doctor give you for your symptoms.
Thank you,
Abby
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Dear Olivia,
i am also suffering from same problem as you are, So kindly tell me , how you got relief from it and what is the medicine for it.
actual my situation is so bad and i gone through various treatment or exercise but their is no any relief.kindly let me know in jayant.***@****
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Been having the same issues as most of you for a very long time. I'm 45 now and I have been a smoker for the past 23 years...but, my lungs are clear. I get the annoying numbness under my left shoulder blade (sometimes its accompanied by a nerve pain under my arm to my pinkie), I can feel my back swell, I have a habit of somehow bruising my chest muscles, I hate floating ribs, and I twist my ankles on flat pavement with the slightest mis-step.

My conclusions so far are...my arches collapsed/never formed (causing my pelvis to twist and tilt then mess with my back) and I've had a very active childhood. Now mind you, I had special shoes fitted with arches and cookies up to puberty. You would have thought they'd keep me in them. I have, and still do fall up stairs, down stairs, off ladders, trip over everything, fall off everything. It started getting worse around 26 and gradually went downhill. Full time pain and numbness throughout the skin of my feet. I started with the top of one toe. I now live for traction once a week, as well as adjustments, my boyfriends include Calgon and Epson Salt, and the couch arm is my backs and butts best friend. I've been told over and over again that my herniated disks and spur are no where near to the point for all my pain. And there are no pinched nerves. They should really learn how to do standing MRIs seriously. I would like to try the cold laser therapy again because my for actually felt normal afterwards.

For the young ones in here, love your feet. Make sure your shoes are not tight and be careful about how you treat your body. Don't jump until you know how to land. Ladies, no heels above 1 inch and watch those cheerleading moves. Also, just be aware of what long time damage could be done by doing that one fun thing. I'm not saying to hide from fun, just use your head....i.e. have a spotter getting onto that horse bareback - the bench hurts upon impact.
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I have the same problem, but in my left shoulder, it's down to poor posture too, so if I lean to the side just slightly wrong it goes numb and tingly and really tense to touch, but it goes away if I sit straight facing frontways not twisting my body haha
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I too have had the same tingling sensation just under my left shoulder blade but also accompanies a rash/itch. I have had it for a few years now and it is annoying and irritating! I have talked to two doctors, with whom 1 just said it's nothing to worry about but didn't elaborate, the other said unless you have pain shooting to your arms, legs or head it would be difficult to target. It is frustrating and feel they don't take it seriously. I have a Rotar cuff tear that they can't fix and think it may have started around the time I injured it, I'm not sure. But I also have a few problems with my back and Osteoarthritis. Any of these things could be the reason but who knows, I don't think I'll ever find out since doctor seem to put it in the too hard basket!
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I have possible treatment for it recite daily Holy Quran verse Surah Inshirah INSHA ALLAH very soon you will be happy with your good health
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might help your emotions but it won't help with this as it could either be a pinched nerve or an early symptom of shingles. need science here, not religion of any kind, sorry!
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Several few weeks ago I started getting tingling along my spine between my shoulder blades, mostly on the right side.   I'm very active, but can't say I'd been over doing anything of late.  I noticed the pain spiking mainly while sitting in my home office chair using my mouse or other similar reaching motions.  Having read here all of the difficulties folks have been having, I decided on some self-help first.   Figuring I might have both a chair and a posture problem, I switched office chairs and bought a StabilityAce Upper Back Posture Corrector on Amazon.  I wear it only when I'm sitting at my home computer.   Over the last week I've noticed gradually fewer and less severe pain spikes.  I also bought an inversion table figuring I might have induced some sort of compression injury from lifting something however innocuous.  I use it 2-3 times a day for not much more than 2-3 minutes.   I hang entirely upside-down and do 10 full 180 degree twists or best I can achieve.   And for good measure I make my best attempt at doing 10 sit-ups (crunches).   Anyway, over the last week I've noticed a gradual diminishing of my symptoms.  If we accept that the sensation is the result of some sort of nerve trauma or inflammation, I'm healing and/or whatever I'm doing is reducing the irritation.  And the best I can expect is that the time it takes for me to fully heal is as long as I've been experiencing the symptoms in the first place.
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I forgot to mention that the 2nd or 3rd time I hung from the table, I felt a small pop, like a knuckle crack, from the center of my back.  And it's probably my imagination, but it seemed like after that there was less tension in my back.
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It's caused by nerves. Have your doctor prescribe you an anti inflammatory such as meloxicam.
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It's caused by nerves. Have your doctor prescribe you an anti inflammatory such as meloxicam.
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