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Muscle pain in upper back under right shoulder blade

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Metzger
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Stretch + injection: This is something i see commonly. It can be caused by several conditions, but usually responds to a simple stretching and exercise program and nsaids ... Read More
Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Massage therapy: If it is not severe try massage. If it is more painful then ask your doctor for physical therapy or consider a chirpractor if you know a trustworthy ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Back pain: This would be in the area of your rhomboid muscle. That is a common muscle to strain.
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Upper back pain: I agree with rhomboid as a possible reason but will add this most likely is a rib problem because of the extension into the chest. In addition a thora... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Myofascial: Sounds like muscular. Would try a Voltaran Gel applied locally twice a day. Good Luck
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Muscle spasm: Start with heat, rest, nsaids, and massage, if that fails your pcp can prescribe a muscle relaxer for you.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Pulmonology 38 years experience
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Muscle pain: Brandon, seems like you have a "pulled muscle" which can cause sharp pain when used (turning your head). At your age, it should recover completely. Us... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Rheumatologist: Likely fibromyalgia, so a rheumatologist with facility for treatment fibromyalgia.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Shoulder pain: 29 year old gentleman with sudden pain under the shoulder blade and audible tear. You need a full exam from an orthopaedic surgeon. If you mean the pa... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Physiotherapy : On the basis of the scanty information you have given I would suspect a muscle spasm or tear. NSAIDS and physiotherapy would be a good starting point ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Neck pain: sounds like a muscular problem. heat , antiinflammatories, and muscle relaxers may help.

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