I am having severe pain along with spasms in my armpit. I had rotator cuff surgery and bone spurs removed, but am still having severe pain in the armpit area. What could it be?
Without more information, it is hard to know for sure where the pain is from. The questions I would ask include: Is there numbness? Is there weakness? What kind of pain is it? Are there other areas of pain? How has the pain changed since the surgery?
If I were to take a stab in the dark, I would place the neck at the top of the list of possible suspects. In fact, one of my patients gets a burning pain in his arm pit when his cervical nerve root gets irritated. The pain improved after surgery, but it still comes and goes. Disc herniations, cervical stenosis, or other causes of "pinched" nerves in the neck would be all good things to look for when arm pit pain persists. Nerve pain does not necessarily require another sugery, sometimes some physical therapy and medications is all that is required to calm the nerves down a bit. Those darn nerves just do too good of job protecting you.
Your shoulder must be feeling better at least.
Here are some links that might be useful:
Neuralgia – An Overview
What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD