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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left Shoulder Blade Pain

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Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Muscle spasm : The shoulder blade is suspended by the superior trapezius and rhomboid muscles. When chronically stressed these muscles can go into spasm. Muscle relaxants, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and heat can reverse the spasm. A good therapist to help is a physical therapist. ...Read more

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What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

What causes 10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain?Pain also in arm down to fingers.Back pain sometimes eased by deep breath.fear cardiac.

Not cardiac: There's nothing about your description that suggests heart disease. I would be concerned about cervical disk disease with neural impingement causing that distribution & duration of pain. An MRI would rule it in or out. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain 1 week up into lower neck.turning neck to the left is also limited.No specific injury I can remember. What could cause this?

Left shoulder blade pain 1 week up into lower neck.turning neck to the left is also limited.No specific injury I can remember. What could cause this?

Disc compression: Mist likely you have compression of your cervical disc. Your doctor can get imaging study like X-ray or MRI to make a diagnosis. In most cases physical therapy would help relieve pain. Surgery is rarely indicated only in complicated cases. Good luck ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain under left breast in rib cage? Doc says heart is fine. Left shoulder blade pain also.

It depends: Chest pain can have multiple other reasons if not your heart. It may be your skin, muscles, bones, lungs or lining of lungs, food pipe "esophagus" disorders or anxiety. Please consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain means?

Many causes: Neck problems, suprascapular nerve entrapment, peri-scapular bursitis, posterior rib-cage injuries, and rhomboid muscles can cause shoulder blade pain. See an orthopedist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Late menses and a left shoulder blade pain -what could it be?

Late menses and a left shoulder blade pain -what could it be?

Referred from neck: Usually pain along the medial border of the scapula is referred from facet joints of the neck. I do not think the shoulder blade pain is related to late menses. ...Read more

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I have had left shoulder blade pain on and off for about a couple of months, I started a yoga and Pilates program about that time. Muscular?

I have had left shoulder blade pain on and off for about a couple of months, I started a yoga and Pilates program about that time. Muscular?

Yes most likely: It is certainly possible that the new exercise regimen has strained the muscles attached to the shoulder blade. If a particular pose or exercise brings out the discomfort, ask your instructor to check your posture and alignment. A slight modification can help. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain over a month. Worse lying, comes & goes standing. Orthopedic said nothing. Gallbladder out. Should I see another dr? Serious?

Shoulder pain: Presence of pain is the bodies way of telling us something is wrong. So yes you need to seek another opinion, perhaps some testing should be ordered . ...Read more

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GI discomfort and left shoulder blade pain exacerbated by inhalation. Also SOB. ER worthy?

Met: I would suggests seeing the ED, and having an evaluation. Shortness of breath has many possible causes, and it is important to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Went golfing. Tons of pain now in back near left shoulder blade. Pain with movement and deep breaths. Thoughts?

Strained muscle?: Probably a strained muscle. Uncomfortable but not dangerous. Try ibuprofen, naproxen, or other similar drug for a day or two. See your doctor if it continues or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain & slight pain in arm have had this 2 weeks getting worse hurts 2 take deep breaths starting 2 stay rather than come & go ?

Be evaluated: Would want to be checked to make sure it is not a cardiac condition, which can cause a referred pain into the left arm and shoulder. That being said, most common cause is a "pinched nerve" in the neck. An MRI can confirm this and there are many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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I have a pain under my left shoulder blade. pain also shoots down my left arm.pain increases as i take deep breaths. its been 2 weeks.what could it be?

There are many: potential diagnoses that could explain your symptoms including pleurisy, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus and musical skeletal issues. Since it has lasted two weeks it would be smart to seek a health care provider evaluation. Get checked out today. ...Read more

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10 mos intermittent left shoulder blade pain. Pain also in arm down to fingers. Back pain can sometimes be eased by deep breath. What is this?

Could be impingement: You may have some inflamed muscles in the shoulder blade region and even into the shoulder, which might also be in spasm, causing some of that pain. With inflammation, sometimes nerves can get pinched and impinged, causing you to have referred pain down your arm and fingers. You can try heat and ice, as well as Ibuprofen but may need to see your doc for physical therapy referral and/or imaging. ...Read more

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Sharp lines of left shoulder blade pain radiates up side of neck. Had cardio check fri said all good. Possibly musculoskeletal? Or gerd?

Sharp lines of left shoulder blade pain radiates up side of neck. Had cardio check fri said all good. Possibly musculoskeletal?  Or gerd?

Neuralgia: Your description is consistent with inflammation of the dorsal scapular nerve, the radiation to the neck convinced me that most likely you have a pinched nerve. Either the c-5 or c-6 nerve root. ...Read more