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Doctor insights on: Chronic Shoulder Blade Pain

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I'm having chronic shoulder blade pain and it's been going on quite some time now. What do you recommend?

I'm having chronic shoulder blade pain and it's been going on quite some time now. What do you recommend?

Depends: If symptoms have been present for more than 6 weeks, you should be seen a by a doctor to detemine if it is coming from your neck or your shoulder. Most likely physical therapy will be ordered. Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: Scoliosis is curvature of spine and if severe enough, in thoracic spine it can cause pain in the chest and shoulder blade area gerd can cause hear burn a and chest discomfor as well. Read more

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What cause back shoulder blade pain

What cause back shoulder blade pain

Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. Read more

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What could cause shoulder blade pain?

What could cause shoulder blade pain?

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 more

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Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

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

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What can I take for sporatic shoulder blade pain?

What can I take for sporatic shoulder blade pain?

NSAIDs: Over the counter nsaids (if not contraindicated). If pain persists or is unreleived by the nsaids then have it evaluated by a physician. Read more

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What can I do for shoulder blade pain that has continued to get worse?

What can I do for shoulder blade pain that has continued to get worse?

Shoulder pain: Depends on the cause. Could be from the shoulder or referred from the neck. Is it worsened with certain neck positions? Moving your shoulder? Any tingling or numbness into your arm? Best to have evaluated by care provider to separate out causes. Read more

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Hey my 50 year old female friend woke up with random shoulder blade pain. Right between the scapula.

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

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I have a shoulder blade pain, ideas?

Too numerous to list: Can be internal. Can be referred from c-spine, can be local muscle problem or postural problem, can be thoracic spine issue, can be related to shoulder pathology. 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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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 is best to treat along the spine and under shoulder blade pain?

Massage: Symptoms you described most likely from muscle spasm, often due to stress and overwork. Initial therapy would be massage, yoga, gentle exercise. Physical therapy can be helpful. Read more

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Having chest and shoulder blade pain every night! Could it be serious?

Having chest and shoulder blade pain every night! Could it be serious?

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 more

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Sharp pain from middle right side of back to shoulder blade. Pain is off and on.?

Sharp pain from middle right side of back to shoulder blade. Pain is off and on.?

Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain is often a muscle spasm or a neck problem. Posture can play a role in non-traumatic pain. If the problem persists, see a physician and get your neck and spine evaluated. Read more

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When is shoulder blade pain cancer?

When is shoulder blade pain cancer?

Rare: Pain in the shoulder blade is really not a sign of cancer. If cancer metastasizes to the bone, then you may experience pain in the area it spreads to. Read more

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Could left kidney be causing shoulder blade pain?

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

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Shoulder blade pain after working out on treadmill?

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

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My mom and I both have bad shoulder blade pain. Could it be related?

My mom and I both have bad shoulder blade pain. Could it be related?

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