A 34-year-old female asked:
stabbing right shoulder blade pain made worse when looking down. no trauma or physical activity. ok to wait for it to resolve on own or see a dr?
1 doctor answer
Dr. J.Milo Sewards answered
20 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Check your neck: it wouldn't hurt to have a doctor examine your neck, as that is likely the source of your shoulder blade pain. Most times, the treatment is pretty straightforward. Heat, stretching, sometimes massage therapy or a short course of physical therapy can take care of the muscle spasm and pain.
Answered on May 19, 2015
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