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A 36-year-old female asked:

i have a horrible cramp in my left shoulder blade. it started about 6pm last night. i can usually work these out with a little massage and not working?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: I would be seen just to make sure it is not something more serious. Both cardiac and pulmonary conditions can cause severe left shoulder pain. I would be checked just to make sure it is accurately diagnosed.

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