• WF Simms WF Simms
    February 16, 2009
    Sharp muscle pain under right shoulder blade a sign of heart attack?
    WF Simms WF Simms
    February 16, 2009

    The shoulder pain will occur when I am simply at my computer. It does not seem to be activity related other than when I strain with a BM it might start.  Sometimes there will be short sharp pain in the right side of my chest that will radiate to my back.  This happened several months ago with a number of episodes then not again until today.   It is a mild pain. It feels like what I think of as a blood vessel strain but I don't know that that actually exists.  What could be causing this?

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  • Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    February 16, 2009
    Martin Cane, M.D.
    Health Pro
    February 16, 2009

    WF Simms,

     

    Thanks for your question. 

     

    First of all this is not a stroke.

     

    Your symptoms of chest discomfort are not typical for heart disease, but without the opportunity of asking more questions, examining you, and seeing an electrocardiogram, no one can say with absolute certainty what the cause is.  This is why you should see your doctor for his evaluation.  If your heart checks out, this most likely is due to a muscular or ligamentous strain in your chest wall or around your shoulder blade. 

     

    I suggest you call for an appointment for your doctor's opinion.

     

    Best wishes.

     

    Martin Cane, M.D.


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  • ramesh February 19, 2009
    ramesh
    February 19, 2009

    no , it can mean a few things but basically it may be due to acidity/gastrites & also do due to your spinal cord not being aligned properly or just shoulder pain before doubting heart related problems.

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