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A 45-year-old member asked:

Why causes my shoulder blade to stick out?

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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
A variety of causes: Your condition is called scapular winging and usually affects only one side. Causes include injury to one of the nerves called the long thoracic nerve if you had an injury. Parsonage turner syndrome is a viral syndrome that can affect the brachial plexus and cause scapular winging. This is a self limited condition and can take upto 1 year to resolve. A condition called sick scapular syndrome can cause both scapulas to wing. Treatment is usually with physical therapy. See a shoulder specialist to really find out what the cause is.

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What could cause broken shoulder blade?

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Broken shoulderblade: I would think only trauma such as falling or direct blow. I doubt other causes.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What might be causing my shoulder blade to crack?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Joint movement noise: Cracking a joint moves the parts of the joint, with the cracking noise coming from cartilage surfaces sliding, from movement of a little air-space from one place in the joint to another, or from some other non-traumatic event. If there are no pains, stiffness, nor restricted movement before or after cracking noises occur, there is probably no damage being done. A doctor can examine it to be sure.
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What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

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Dr. Ty Endean
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Seek examination: It is possible that you have either a nerve injury to the muscles of your shoulder or you could have an injury to the tendon and the dent is a result of atrophy of the muscle from lack of use. I would recommend a visit with your local orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, examination and possible imaging if necessary.
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Can shoulder blade numbness be caused by cubital tunnel?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
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No: No. Cubital tunnel will cause numbness going away from the nerve.

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