Pain In Left Rib And Left Shoulder

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    weird pain in my left shoulder and chest after eating?
    I have had this weird pain in my left shoulder, left chest, upper left back and my left hand. It has happend about 3 times and each time aftee eating lunch or dinner. I mean if it is the heart, what is the connection to eating?
    The pain is horrible though.

    • ANSWER:
      Many people with chest pain fear a heart attackheart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are serious and even life-threatening.

      Any organ or tissue in your chest can be the source of pain, including your heart, lungs, esophagus, muscles, ribs, tendons, or nerves. Pain may also spread to the chest from the neck, abdomen, and back.

      I suggest you see a doctor so he can conduct a physical examination to target the problem.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why do I feel pain in my left shoulder and rib cage when I breathe in?
    When I inhale, there's a sharp pain in the lower part of my shoulder and the bottom part of my left rib cage. It doesn't hurt when I touch my shoulder or anything and I've been having this pain since last night.

    • ANSWER:
      Tight back muscles are being pinched to cause your pains. When you in hale the ribs are expanding out into the muscles to cause the pain in the rib cage area. The tight muscles are causing the pain in the shoulder area as they get stretched from the inhale. Freeing up your back muscles releases the tight muscles causing the pains and here's how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      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 as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then 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. QUESTION:
    I have Mono, and I was sitting on my couch when I felt a sharp pain underneath my left rib cage. Is that bad?
    I have Mono, and I've heard that your spleen can enlarge, but I was just sitting down, I wasn't doing anything dangerous, and I felt an EXTREME pain underneath my left rib cage. Now, I know that you can feel pain when laying on it, and if somebody hits you there it could possibly rupture, but what if you're just sitting down? Should I have my mom take me to the doctor, or will it be fine?

    • ANSWER:
      Pains in the rib cage are usually caused by tight back muscles pressing into the nerves going around your body to send pains into the rib, chest or heart areas. You could have shifted your spine just right to have caused the pain to be felt like it was. To get rid of the pain you have to release your back muscles to free up the tight ones pressed into the nerves and here's how to do that release:
      Back:
      (do while sitting on a chair)
      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 as straight as possible. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, then 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.
      You should be able to get some relief for your mono by releasing your neck muscles. When they are tight they can press into the throat with enough pressure to trap your tongue muscle there making it hard and painful to swallow, your sore throat. Here's how to do that release:
      Neck:
      Place your hands behind your head so your fingers meet in the middle of your neck. Press into the neck with a moderate pressure and hold. After 45 seconds slowly lower your head as far as you can, then remove the pressure from the muscles but continue holding your head down for another 30 seconds.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  4. QUESTION:
    I am having left shoulder pain under the blade and a dry skin area need some help.?
    I am having pain behind my left shoulder blade. It feels like it itches then a burning feeling. Really hurts when I lay on my back. Also under my left breast is a dry patch of skin. The only place on my body that has dry skin. Any ideas what is wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      1.The itching and dry skin are both symptoms of a constricted artery.
      2.The burning sensation and the pain when you lie down are symptoms of a squashed nerve.

      All 4 of your symptoms; pain, itching, burning and dry skin all have the same cause; “a seized muscle”. And judging by your description, the muscle in question is the “serratus anterior”. This muscle connects to our ribs at the front, under the breast and it wraps around our body and connects to the ribs at our back under the shoulder blade.

      Our blood vessels, arteries and the veins, plus our nerves all exist within our muscles. They are all supposed to be “embedded safely inside” our muscle’s springy fibres.

      When a muscle is damaged then for self-protection, it “contracts and tightens”, it “seizes”. When a “muscle seizes” then in effect, it “solidifies” and our arteries and nerves become squashed within, while our veins are pushed out to the surface causing “varicose veins”.

      The following link is a diagram.
      http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc128/manaylor/YouAreNotFat/VaricoseVeinsandConstrictedArteries.jpg

      1.Our arteries become “squashed within the muscle” and the pressure constricts our flow of blood.

      The Itching.
      When an artery is being squashed and blood flow reduced, we experience “numbness” as the area lacking in blood, “goes to sleep”. When the blood comes flooding back then we get the “tingling” of “pins and needles” as the area refills with blood.

      We experience an “intense itching” if our blood supply has been blocked for a prolonged period of time and then it releases. This sensation comes as tiny, “empty”, blood capillaries refill with blood and although irritating, it is in fact a good sign of returning blood but it is also evidence of a constricted artery.

      The Dry Skin.
      The fact that you have dry skin in just one location means that the blood supply to that area is being restricted. Again, a constricted artery.

      Our skin is totally renewed within a 3-5 week time period. With fresh blood, new cells grow underneath and the old skin cells are pushed up, out and off. Your skin is not being fed which means new cell growth is slowed which means that your existing skin has to remain longer than normal and so it dries out.

      2.Our nerves become “squashed within the muscle” and the pressure causes at first, a burning sensation then an ache and finally, pain.

      The Burning
      When seized muscles “squeeze” our nerves, then it burns or we ache.

      The Pain
      When seized muscles “squash” our nerves, then we feel pain.
      When you lie down the nerve becomes squashed within and you have the pain.

      This problem can be easily fixed but first, you need to know that “Exercise is BAD for seized muscles”, so don’t do any.

      For (non-product) treatment advice visit my blog entitled; “Seized Muscles – What Can You Do?" www.fitnessnothealth.wordpress.com

pain in left rib and left shoulder

Pain Above Rib Cage Middle

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I am having chest pain in the middle slightly above my rib cage extending under rib cage and along spine?
    I have been having the pain described above the past couple days. I did not get hurt and I am not feeling sick. I am only 15 so I doubt I am having heart issues. It hurts really bad and is only better lying down. The pain originates at the xyphoid process. Any thoughts on what it could be?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    My pains just starting on my rite side above where the belly button is?
    I am VERY stressed and under alot of pressure emotionally, mentally, physically...so I have had a really hard day today and my side below MY right breast and above the belly button level right below where my rib cage ends started hurting and I have no clue what this pain is...an ulcer, my gallbladder, an appendicitis? Help. What is wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      It's more than likely stress. Stress has a way of having weird pains; however, because of the location it may be an ulcer, or acid reflux. If you get pain in your chest next, that is what it is. Try taking some Tylenol DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT take MOTRIN. If it is an Ulcer, Motrin will make your heart race and you will be in so much pain you will feel like you're having a heart attack. If tylenol does not help, go to the DR. Right away!!!

      I have had stress enduced acid reflux, and ulcers, and the doctor put me on Previcid. It helped Tremendously! I have also had my appendix removed when I was younger. The pain for my appendix was pretty much in my entire stomach, left, right, middle. When it was my appendix the only comfortable position was in the fetal position.

  3. QUESTION:
    The left side of my back has been aching for days.. Any ideas as to what's causing this?
    I take sleeping pills at night but the pain gets so bad that I can't even sleep anymore. It's near the middle of my spinal colum towards the left side of my back (in between rib cage and hip bones) - - sometimes it goes back and forth to each side of my back.

    What do you think is going on?

    • ANSWER:
      I agree a kidney infection is likely culprit. Take your temperature, if it is 100 or above you have some kind of infection going on and need to get to the Dr. One kidney or both could be infected so do not delay if you have a fever.

  4. QUESTION:
    Would pancreatitis cause pain in the right upper quadrant, in a line underneath the ribs?
    As in "my right", cronic pain for 10 days (so far) in my right upper quadrant, just under the ribs. Not unbearable, but totally steady, annoying, constant. I'm only 32.
    And please don't tell me to see my doctor. If I had health insurance I would have by now.

    BTW when I say "underneath" I mean "below" the bottom rib. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreatitis causes terrible pain. The pain can be manifest in many ways. Chest pain, pain in the middle of the upper abdomen, rt or lt sided abdominal pain, radiating straight through to the back. Pain in the back above the shoulder blades rt or lt sided. Pain in the neck and shoulders. Pain below the rib cage and or above.
      Age has absolutely nothing to do with pancreas pain, I have met parents of babies with pancreatitis.
      Pancreatitis can have many causes. It is possible to have a stone trapped in your common bile duct, not allowing the liver to drain and preventing digestive enzymes and juices from getting into small intestine. This can be a medical emergency, so seeing a physician could be life saving. If you have chronic pancreatitis you might want to see about some type of medical coverage through medicaid. I have never met anyone with chronic pancreatitis spontaneously get over this disease process. Good luck to you

pain above rib cage middle