Hello Leslie - I have been in a similar situation for about 3.5 months now. My pain started with my sitting at a computer for long hours (I'm a programmer) and over the course of day I get a progressively worsening pain in my left upper back between my left shoulder blade and spine, accompanied by shooting numbness/tingling through my heart and out to my front left chest/upper rib area. It feels like I'm getting a slight numbness in my left hand, but it's hard to tell. I've gotten an X-Ray and CT scan, but the tests were inconclusive. I'm now thinking about acupuncture/chiropractor/physical therapy but the doctor wants to get a diagnosis first. Anyways, I just wanted to ask you to let me know if you figure out a diagnosis/effective treatment, and I'll do the same.

Good luck,
Mark Davis

Posted By Mark Davis on November 13, 2007 at 13:35:04:

In Reply to: pain in upper rib area and shoulder blade posted by Leslie on November 07, 2007 at 16:31:24:

The Achillotrain has a viscoelastic heel-wedge to raise the heel for relief of Achilles tendon. A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Ask The Chiropractor ] [ Disclaimer ]
Follow Ups
Post Followup




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Ask The Chiropractor ] [ Disclaimer ]


    We offer you an opportunity to ask specific questions to knowledgeable professionals. Any information posted on orthopedicquestions.com is intended for general informational purposes only and is not medical advice, and should not be construed as medical opinion, diagnosis or treatment. See your health-care professional for medical advice and treatment.
Foot Forum (Foot-Podiatry specialists)
Ask the PT-Athletic Trainer (Sports Physical Therapy specialist)
Ask the Chiropractor (Back and Spine Specialist)