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Sharp pain above left shoulder blade, radiating into base of neck and down left arm, with slight difficulty breathing (deep breaths)?

Sharp pain above left shoulder blade, radiating into base of neck and down left arm, with slight difficulty breathing (deep breaths)?

Go to ER: Though low probability, the first thing you want to have ruled out is a major cardiac of vascular problem that could be life threatening. If you haven't been seen by a doctor yet you should go right to a good er and have them take a history, do a physical exam, and order appropriate tests. The type of pain you describe is a cardiac or major vascular problem until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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I have a weird pain right above my left shoulder blade. It's almost a bruise kind of pain, but there is nothing on my skin.?

I have a weird pain right above my left shoulder blade. It's almost a bruise kind of pain, but there is nothing on my skin.?

Strain?: Maybe you simply strained your shoulder-could be muscular or tendon in nature, etc. If this pain continues, see your Dr. To have it examined. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What might cause pain on the left shoulder blade?

Dislocation, sprain,: Left shoulder blade/shoulder pain can result from a dislocation or sprain of the shoulder joint. Pain in the shoulder blade area can also be from a possible renal stone in the left kidney, or if there is an infectious lesion from a cut or bite, that could cause pain there as well. A myocardisal infarction can cause pain here as well but it radiates down the left arm in most cases. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain below left shoulder blade?

What to do if I have pain below left shoulder blade?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain under left shoulder blade?

What can I do for this pain under left shoulder blade?

Have it diagnosed --: First.
Meanwhile try some NSAIDs that you have used in the past.
See your PCP and possibly an Orthopod and have it investigated, if it lasts for more than a couple of weeks, or is getting worse, or has associated symptoms like coughing, (with blood in it), or any calf pains, etc. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain under left shoulder blade?

Should see your PCP: As a detailed hx ; examination are required to evaluate your symptoms. Xrays, and mri/ct scans might be needed to DX the problem. An orthopod referral would probably be generated or with a spine surgeon, if its deemed the pain is from a spine cause.
Good luck ; enjoy the best of xmas. ...Read more

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What is it when you have pain in the left shoulder blade?

What is it when you have pain in the left shoulder blade?

Muscle strain.: Usually it's muscle strain. But it can also be a pinched nerve, or possible a mass. See an orthopedic doctor, who wil start with xrays. ...Read more

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Pain under my left shoulder blade unbearable and nothing helps?

Try something new: If there is no cure then obviously you just have to live with it and try to ignore it. But it is likely that there is something going on that can be successfully treated. If it is a muscle problem, physical therapy could really help. Prescription strength pain medicine may help ease the pain. Sometimes all you need is some time for your body to heal itself. Seeing your doctor would help a lot. ...Read more

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Around and under my left shoulder blade is grinding and it hurts, what exactly is grinding?

Around and under my left shoulder blade is grinding and it hurts, what exactly is grinding?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes. Some people will actually have a osteochondroma in the undersurface of their scapula that can cause grinding as it rubs over the rib cage. Their are many other possibilities. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when I move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?

My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when I move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?

It could be: From a musculoskeletal strain, bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, rotator cuff injury etc. If it gets worse, go see your Dr and consider having an Xray taken. Take care!
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I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if I reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?

I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if I reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?

Hard to say: Did u injure it recently? It sounds from your description that it may be a musculoskeletal issue. See your family practicioner who can begin the work up with a good histroy and physical and if necessary some xrays. ...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?

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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Dull deep pain between left shoulder blade and spine?

Dull deep pain between left shoulder blade and spine?

Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more

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Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain: Your pain may be muscular, but may also be related to heart or lung problems. You should see your primary care doctor for a history, physical exam and possible diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Swelling behind the left shoulder blade, what could be wrong?

Swelling behind the left shoulder blade, what could be wrong?

Muscle strain: The swelling could be from a muscle strain, or possibly inflammation of the bursa sac of the shoulder blade. I would recommend you have this evaluated. ...Read more

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I AM 21 YEARS OLD. AND FEMALE HAVE PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER BLADE?

I AM 21 YEARS OLD. AND FEMALE HAVE PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER BLADE?

Causes: Need more info to pinpoint... Could be a muscle issue, a lung issue, nerve issue, cardiac issue. Give us the who what when where how and maybe someone can pinpoint it for you. Cough, pain with movement, rash? Short of breath? ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that comes and goes. Cause?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that comes and goes. Cause?

Muscle strain?: The most likely source is muscle strain, but postural irregularities can also cause some periscapular pain. Problems with your neck can also referred pain to the scapular area. If home remedies do not resolve the pain, you should see an Ortho specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about this sharp pain below my left shoulder blade?

What can I do about this sharp pain below my left shoulder blade?

Several causes: This type of pain can have several causes. It can be local such as a strain or rhomboid bursitis. It can originate inside the chest cavity. If it is tender, it is likely a local issue. Have a doctor evaluate it if it has been present for a while. If recent try heat at the area and either advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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What could cause pain when I cough underneath the left shoulder blade?

Referred pain: Your pain could be due to either aggrivation of a pulled muscle in the back. It could also be referred from irritation of the nerves that innervate the diaphragm. A good physical therapist or massotherapist should be able help if it is related to a musculoskeletal cause. ...Read more

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What are good ways I can fix a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade?

Eval 1st: This is most often related to neck/cervical spine related issues. A "pinched nerve" from the neck either from a disc bulge/herniation/bone spur is usually the culprit. The only way to know for sure would require an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or perhaps your primary care provider. Options include therapy, chiropractic care, injections, and eventually surgery. ...Read more

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Was lifting weights an pain occurs under left shoulder blade was is this?

Muscle.: Its most likely one or more muscles that lie under the shoulder blade. Stretching the entire shoulder region and icing the area for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day can help alleviate it. You can also take an anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more