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Pain Above The Left Shoulder Blade
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
Fibromuscular Dysplasia, Vascular Ehlers Danlos History of heart attack and disections. Ongoing extreme pain above left shoulder blade, neck and arm?
Extreme pain: This needs evaluation by someone able to assess the various possibilities, particularly given your history. ...Read more
74 year-old female. For 3 days strong 'pressure' pain above left shoulder blade through to chest. Lots of gas, difficulty burping.?
Go to ER: You might be "sitting on " the heart attack, go to er. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Have it diagnosed --:
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
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
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
If U are worried and: It is persisting, then I would suggest have it seen to. ...Read more
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
My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when I move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?
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
Left shoulder blade has been hurting since that side of my body hit a rock wall while repelling a month and a half ago, but mostly hurts when move it?
What is question: If you are having pain for one month, you should get an exam. ...Read more
Pain should blade: My guess is you have been dong some new exercises or work that has strained some muscles in area. ...Read more
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
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
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
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