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I have a bad pain under my left shoulder blade and can't move my arm without it hurting plus when i cough it hurts under my shoulder blade?

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Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Muscle strain: Most likely is a muscle strain.During the act of coughfing several muscles are activated in a sudden and strong manner and that include muscle around the shoulder blade.Need to strecht them out , applky some heat and take otc analgesics.If pain persist need to see your pcp.

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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