Re: shoulder pain is it heart problem??
For what it's worth, before my heart attack I had severe pain in my left shoulder. This went on for a couple of weeks - couldn't sleep at night.
So I had an EKG. No abnormalities.
I went to an orthopedist. He X-rayed my shoulder, said there were some arthritic spurs there, and gave me some sort of anti-inflammatory. But he said something that got my attention:. He said "If heart problems have been ruled out, then it's probably arthritic spurs."
And it occurred to me that one normal EKG doesn't necessarily mean that heart problems have been ruled out.
That night, about 2 a.m., I had a severe heart attack with crushing pain in the center of my chest, cold clammy sweat, and nausea. That was 30 years ago, and it made profound changes in my life.
Not to scare you, but I would see a cardiologist and ask for a stress test, were I you. I don't believe in messin' around with symptoms like that.