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pulled muscle in back under left shoulder blade

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: Persistent Left shoulder blade pain can result from strains, bursitis etc. please see you doctor for evaluation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Specializes in General Practice
Pain reliever: Try tylenol (acetaminophen) and a light massage.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Beach
39 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 30-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
A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Primary care MD: Check with your primary MD or internist. Could be something other than musculoskeletal.
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Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Myofascial pain?: Perhaps the muscles in the back of your neck and head have been affected by the painful muscles near your shoulder blade, and this is causing or contr ... Read More
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