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Chronic Shoulder Blade Pain
I'm having chronic shoulder blade pain and it's been going on quite some time now. What do you recommend?
Can mild/moderate thoracic dextroscoliosis be the cause of my chronic right chest pain/right shoulder blade pain? I also have gerd. Neg stress test.
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If it has been there a short time, take a pain reliever (if it hurts enough), try applying heat or cold, and give it time. It is worsens or does not go away, see your doctor. If it hurts to breath or you have trouble getting enough air, see someone (your doctor or urgent care) now. Read more
Hey my 50 year old female friend woke up with random shoulder blade pain. Right between the scapula.
More info needed: This symptom could be due to different causes that range from a musculoskeletal cause to a potentially more serious cause. It depends on the presence of other risk factors such as hypertension, smoking, diabetes, family history, etc. If in doubt, she should see a local physician for further evaluation. Read more
Bruxism possible: Do you clinch your teeth at night? This is called sleep related bruxism. You may be tensing your whole back at night in the process. With muscle spasm at night, the healing which occurs during deep wave sleep does not occur. Over time this sets up a feedback loop with enhanced neurologic transmission of pain. If a persistent issue and you clinch at night, look up bruxism. Good luck. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Usually pain from the kidneys is felt in the flank area or just towards the back below the rib cage. Visceral pain radiating to the shoulder blade may be from the spleen. You should let your primary care provider know about this pain at your next visit even if it goes away spontaneously. Read more
Talk to your PCP: Pain like that may be nothing but it could be heart pain. If it is severe, or if you have a history of heart problem go to the er. You should get seen quickly also if it is associated with shortness of breath, sweating, nausea, dizziness, or palpitations. It is impossible to know for sure on the internet. Best wishes. Read more
Unlikely: Shoulder blade pain or scapulathoracic pain is usually musculoskeletal related. Stretch-grab a door frame lean back and then rotate toward your arm so that you put a stretch on the area and hold for 10 plus seconds. Do this several times a day. Apply heat. Lastly, massage the area by putting a tennis ball in a stocking, put it on the area and lean against a wall and roll the ball on the area. Read more
Cardiac: B cn soon, cardiac origin is possible & the 1st thing 2 r/o. Read more