12 thoughts on “Electric Shock In Left Shoulder

  1. I get tingling in my left shoulder and sometimes a sudden jolt of bad pain?
    The sudden jolt of pain is really bad. It feels like an electric shock in my shoulder. Also my shoulder tingles a lot. Only my left side.

    • If you are in your mid-40′s it is highly likely that you have an encapsulated shoulder. It is more prevalent in men and appears more often in the left shoulder. It is not uncommon for it to appear in the opposite shoulder. However, it is treated; it is not uncommon for it to return.

      You have a couple of treatment options. This will self-resolve in up to two years. You can seek treatment from a standard orthopedic specialist. Be prepared to be treated like a seeker. This someone who presents with pain to get a script for narcotic painkillers. They will suggest steroid injections. This is a non-weight bearing joint. Treatment would normally be covered by insurance.

      I sought alternative medicine. This means that you will generally have to pay in cash and submit to your insurance. Because they practice non-standard medicine, they tend to not deal with insurance companies. Do an internet search for prolo-therapy. You may find a practioner in your area. If not, you will be forced to go with the standard treatment. I don’t fully understand it, but their web page will explain it. They inject and irritant into the joint. Something happens where your body responds to that naturally and this speeds the self-resolving process. This is combined with injections of steroids.

  2. Electric feeling on my left arm and my legs?
    I get electric feeling on my left arm and sometimes both of my legs. This happen 4 or 5 times a month and it only last about 3 mins. Sometimes my finger gets numb and unable to move my finger for about 1 mins. This is going on for quiet long time. I was once hospitalized and I was just bending to pick up some things then my left arm was getting numb with electric shock feeling.

    Does anybody know what this is?

    • You are talking about pressure on the nerves to cause those things to happen. Tight muscles in your upper back can press onto the nerves going to your arms, the lower back pressing onto the nerves leaving the spine and going to the legs to cause it there. To get rid of that feeling you have to free up your back muscles to get rid of the tightness in them that is causing the pressure and here’s how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do while sitting)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  3. Has anyone had RSI and got rid of it?
    I had it 2 years ago when I was working on a computer at work for 10 hours a day. It was in my Neck, Shoulder, Writs and hands.The pains were a combination of burning, sharp electric shock type jolts, dull, constant and so on. Ive had blood test, MRI scans, ultrasounds. Ive tried Ibuprofen, staying off the computer, exercises and acupunture.

    Is there anything else left to try? Im fed up and now have a baby to look after.

  4. Recurring electric shocks in the left side of my chest?
    I’m 18 years old, very healthy, fit, athletic and active. I’ve been experiencing chest pains and recurring electric shocks in the left region of my chest, and I’m pretty sure its my heart. The pain is overwhelming and piercing, but lasts for only a few seconds. It’s happened 3 times in less than 24 hours, and whenever I touch others, I sting them with an electric current emitted from my body.
    What’s going on?

    • The stinging you do to others is from static electricity that you generate from the carpet and is nothing unusual. The chest pains is caused by a pinched muscle in your back for when pinched in the upper back the pains like to follow the ribs round to the front and manifest themselves as rib, chest or heart pains. You have to free up those muscles to get this pain to stop and releasing the muscles is the best way to get it done. Here’s how to do that:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly press on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  5. How to keep good posture wile playing an electric bass?
    I just got a bass guitar this past saturday, its my first electric instrument (besides a keyboard). I play with my guitar strap on and as I type, my left shoulder is hurting. I’m shocked! What should I do? Have you ever experienced this? Any way to avoid the weight of the instrument from doing this? What did you do?

    • Using a thicker strap, like a 3″ wide one, would distribute the weight better on your shoulder and make the bass seem lighter.

  6. Can anyone answer my shoulder twitching problem?
    This is a weird one, I have no idea what is going on here…. For a while now I’ve been getting this twitch in my shoulder, I don’t get it all the time, It don’t happen everyday or anything, it just randomly happens.

    I get a bad twitch in my left shoulder, only it’s not just a twitch, it actually feels like i’m getting an electric shock in my shoulder. It’s weird and also quite painful. It happened again tonight for the first time in a while. I just want to know what’s happening. Any ideas?

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