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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Winged Scapula

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How do I ease should pain caused by a winged scapula?

How do I ease should pain caused by a winged scapula?

Winged scapula...: ...Does not cause pain, the injury to the muscle that "un-wings" the scapula is probably what's hurting you. As with any injury, rest, pt, and analgesics should do the trick. ...Read more

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Are winged scapula abnormal?

Are winged scapula abnormal?

Yes.: Can indicate poor function of the nerve that controls the muscles that keep the scapula flat against the rib cage. ...Read more

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How can you fix winged scapula?

How can  you fix winged scapula?

Physical therapy.: Assuming that the nerve that innervates the muscles that keep the scapula against the rib cage is not damaged, then physical therapy is usually indicated to correct the winging. ...Read more

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I have a winged scapula condition. What exercises could I do to fix this?

I have a winged scapula condition. What exercises could I do to fix this?

Seratus Anterior : The serratus anterior is responsible for pulling the scapula (shoulder blade) towards the ribs, and therefore it is very important that individuals with scapular winging learn and implement therapeutic exercises for this muscle. Some examples can be seen at http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=okdl4y4h3oo or http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=v6qnmz278w. ...Read more

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Can I lift weights if I have a winged scapula?

Can I lift weights if I have a winged scapula?

Yes: Yes. Winging of the scapula should not prevent weight lifting. It is caused my nerve injury that weakens the muscles that keep your scapula in its normal position. This should not limit weight lifting ...Read more

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My sister has a winged scapula. Is there any way to wrap it to keep it from getting worse?

My sister has a winged scapula. Is there any way to wrap it to keep it from getting worse?

No.: This should be evaluated be either an orthopedist, preferably one specializing in the upper extremity; or a physiatrist, also known as a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more

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What is the solution to winged scapula?

Diagnosis?: There are many and varied reasons for a winged scapula. In our practice the vast majority of patients have scapular winging secondary to shoulder instability so it is important to have a comprehensive evaluation to determine the root cause of the winging before moving ahead with treatment. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for a winged scapula?

What are some exercises for a winged scapula?

Tendon transfer: The most common cause of winged scapula is paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle. Winging occurs when the scapula sticks up. You need to exercise the rest of the muscles around the scapula. If you have not gotten better in 18 months the best treatment is a tendon transfer using half of the pectoral major muscle to substitute for the serratus anterior muscle. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a winged scapula or not?

How can you tell if you have a winged scapula or not?

Physical Examination: A winged scapula can be diagnosed by an orthopaedic surgeon. Presence of a winged scapula may indicate underlying shoulder pathology that may need treatment. Recommend you seek a consult for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix a winged scapula?

Is there a way to fix a winged scapula?

Winged Scapula: Depends on how long you have had it. It can be caused by many things but all result in nerve damage to the long thoracic nerve. The most common cause of scapular winging is serratus anterior paralysis.Many of the causes are serious and some just result in damage to the nerve that many improve. Phy therapy may be of help. ...Read more