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Pulled muscle in back under left shoulder blade

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Evaluation: Persistent Left shoulder blade pain can result from strains, bursitis etc. please see you doctor for evaluation.
Dr. Hamid Hai
Cardiology 55 years experience
That's possible: Yes it may be a pulled muscle or the way you are sleeping. Other causes may be pleurisy, pneumonia, or other musculoskeletal problem. Generally aspir... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Pain: Left shoulder blade pain is commonly a strain of your rhomboid muscle. However, pain can be from neck or back. Internal problems such as pleurisy, pn... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 36 years experience
Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Strain: This over head lifting resulted in strained muscles which will take a week or so to heal. Don't exercise while you still have discomfort. In the meant... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Beach
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Massage, rehab: Strains involving muscle require "tincture of time". Massage, topical analgesics, oral nsaids (naprosyn, motrin), and gental range of movement as wel... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Pain, stiff, Range: Muscle pulls result in pain, stiffness, and some loss in ‘normal’ range of motion. Massage, physical,therapy, NSAIDs, topicals, manipulation can all ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Specializes in General Practice
Pain reliever: Try tylenol (acetaminophen) and a light massage.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Stretch: Muscle stretching may help. A physical therapist can show you exercises for this. Your doctor or a physical medicine specialist can prescribe this. Yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
ER, IMMEDIATELY: Any symptoms of chest pain demand immediate evaluation at the emergency room. Someone with chest pain should not drive themselves to the ER but shoul... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Primary care MD: Check with your primary MD or internist. Could be something other than musculoskeletal.

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