Patient :I get sharp shooting pain on the side of my body below my armpits when I pick something up even if it not heavy sometimes even if I run. The pain is very sharp and happens on both sides, it's just started happening the last few month. I am also wondering three years ago I had frozen shoulder pain felt similar is it related?
Thank you for writing to us.
The type of pain you are describing occurs due to irritation to the nerve. The irritation is at the nerve but the pain appears to be at the sides of the body. For example, you may have disease or compression near the spinal cord but it would feel like pain was on the side.
If possible, do describe the pain in greater detail. These are points that will help:
Is the pain continuous
Is it moving
Does it hurt when you touch the area
Do you have any other disease (Hypertension, Diabetes etc)
Here are possible causes of your pain:
If have or had any of these then it may be the possible cause. Since you have also given history of a frozen shoulder, I assume that you may have diabetes. This is because frozen shoulder is common in diabetes.,
My advice will be to get a complete biochemistry test panel done. These would include these tests:
Liver function tests
Kidney function tests
This should help reach a diagnosis or at least point in some direction. Hope this helps. All the best.
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