A 38-year-old female asked:
What causes an intermittent burning pain in rib cage below armpit,just below left breast, shoulder blade?pcp says heart ok.ekg,stress test, monitor ok
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Pain Management 15 years experience
Likely biomechanical: rib pain or intercostal nerve pain, since all the heart work up was negative. Could also be GI issue. Ask for a referral to a physical therapist for an evaluation.
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