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Have a deep pain above right shoulder blade, what causes the pain?

Have a deep pain above right shoulder blade, what causes the pain?

Many possibilities: The differential is long but here are a few of the more common considerations: referred pain from the cervical spine (particularly C5 which supplies some of the muscles of the scapula), intrinsic shoulder pathology (impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears...), brachial neuritis (parsonage turner syndrome) and entrapment neuropathies (dorsal scapular nerve).
Please meet with your doc. Good luck. ...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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Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Belly pain?: Pain can be referred to that area from the gall bladder and occasionally stomach. Do you have any belly pain or nausea, vomiting? If fever, see MD. ...Read more

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What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

Seek examination: It is possible that you have either a nerve injury to the muscles of your shoulder or you could have an injury to the tendon and the dent is a result of atrophy of the muscle from lack of use.

I would recommend a visit with your local orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, examination and possible imaging if necessary. ...Read more

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

What should I do? I have pain under right 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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Continue pain in right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Depends: Pain in this area can have many causes, from a herniated disc in here neck to simple overuse or postural issues. A more thorough history of your symptoms and physical exam are needed to advise you. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have pain under my right shoulder blade?

What should I do? I have pain under my right 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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I have a ull pain below right shoulder blade. What should I do?

Need to see your PCP: To start evaluating you and then onward referral to an orthopod.
Meanwhile take some aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies/side effects), and apply ice/heat packs.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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Continues pain in lower right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Continues pain in lower right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Musculoskeletal: There could be many causes for pain. It could be bone, muscle or radiated pain from somewhere else. You may wanna go to pcp and get checked. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having pain underneath/left of right shoulder blade?

Varies: The two most common causes are an overuse of the left extremity causing a subscapular bursitis, that often causes pain just to the side of the scapula. Another common cause is an irritation of a thoracic nerve in the middle back. In either case, rest and possible use of an antiinflammatory is a good start, consider being seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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I have had pain my in right shoulder blade for 6 weeks. How do I treat this?

See Dr.: Rest, ibuprofen, warm heat to area may help, see dr for eval. And proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the right shoulder blade and what medicine do you suggest?

See your doctor: Several things can cause pain in the shoulder. You should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Only through this can he/she tell you what's going on and wha to do for it. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the right shoulder blade and what medicine should I take for it?

Not simple.: Assuming no trauma to that site, shoulder pain can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even a peculiar lung tumor called a pancoast tumor. Start with primary doctor, she/he will take a history, physical, do some blood work and get a plain chest x-ray and shoulder x-rays. ...Read more

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I have pain on my right shoulder blade during the day and not at night. What could be wrong?

Gravity: The arm and shoulder weigh about 20 pounds, and this weight is borne by muscles (superior trapezium) (st) that suspend this mass when upright. Only connection of shoulder to axial skeleton occurs where collar bone joins to breastbone. Chronic st spasm and strain increases in the upright position. Heat, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback, and physical therapy can help. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my right shoulder blade about 5 days. Now its moved to my lower left and right back. Just concerned what it might be?

I've had a pain in my right shoulder blade about 5 days. Now its moved to my lower left and right back. Just concerned what it might be?

See below: Shoulder and/or shoulder blade pain can be caused by an irriated shoulder or a pinched nerve in the neck. If turning your head in the direction of pain causes the pain to shoot to your shoulder and shoulder blade there is a good chance it's coming from your neck. ...Read more

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I have fallen off the back of our truck the other day causing my right shoulder blade to have lots of pain when I move it what could I have done?

I have fallen off the back of our truck the other day causing my right shoulder blade to have lots of pain when I move it what could I have done?

Should pain: After a fall can be a number of things including fracture, ligament rear, ac joint injury, neck injury, rotator cuff tear, each with differing treatment needs, get evaluated, ...Read more

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I get pain around my right shoulder blade when I squizze the blades together. Like I'm doing a bend over row. I cant squeeze my shoulder and lie down!

Muscle spasm: This can be a painful and frustrating problem, but is not a danger to your health. Applying local heat, gentle massage, or taking acetaminophen or an NSAID-type pain reliever (like naproxen) can help. It normally resolves on its own after 2-5 days. See your doctor if still concerned or if worsens. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), I would search for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I turn my neck right...

I have pain in my right shoulder blade when I turn my neck right...

Pinch nerve in neck: If the pain in shoulder only comes when you turn your neck, that means the pain is coming from pressure on the nerves originating in neck. That can cause pain in the shoulder and the arm
get it checked as you need examination and may need imaging like MRI and/or nerve condution study. ...Read more

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I have this dull pain near my right shoulder blade. Any suggestions?

I have this dull pain near my right shoulder blade. Any suggestions?

More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

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Does pain under the right shoulder blade indicate a gallbladder problem?

Does pain under the right shoulder blade indicate a gallbladder problem?

It can-referred pain: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), I would search for other causes. ...Read more

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Pain under my right shoulder blade only when I drink something. What is it?

Pain under my right shoulder blade only when I drink something. What is it?

More info?: Other than pain, any swallowing problems? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

Yes it can be: The shoulder blade region is a common area of referred pain from the GI system and gallbladder pain can be referred to this area. ...Read more

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Sharp stinging pain around the right shoulder blade area. What could be the cause?

Anything from muscle: Soreness 2 pulmonary in origin. Only a visit 2 Ur PCP or internist who can do a hands on exam as well as possible imaging will get an answer, & if not referral 2 a specialist May be needed. ...Read more

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Dear sir, pain in my back near right shoulder blade, increasing while deep breathtaking?

Varies: There are many potential causes, many of them are quite benign, but you may want to be seen just to make sure it is not something serious. A pulmonary embolus, although not terribly common, can cause similar complaints and is potentially life threatening. More common causes would be pluerisy, pneumonia, periscapular bursitis, and a thoracic radiculopathy. An exam can usually tell the cause. ...Read more

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I have a tingling feeling on my back right shoulder blade. Feels very weird and comes and goes. What could this be?

I have a tingling feeling on my back right shoulder blade. Feels very weird and comes and goes. What could this be?

Mononeuropathy: It sounds like a small nerve is acting up. Sometimes this can happen due to injury (which I assume you didn't have) and sometimes due to medical conditions. If you don't have any other health problems, and you otherwise feel well, it is reasonable to watch and wait. If it persists over time, or becomes worse, you should see your doctor for a basic checkup. ...Read more

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I have been having a sharp sometimes burning feeling in my right shoulder blade. Sometimes this pain moves to my shoulder.?

Cervical radiculitis: Cervical radiculitis due to compression of nerves in the cervical spine can commonly cause pain in between the shoulder blade as well as the shoulder. Referred pain or a primary shoulder etiology is also considered. Disease of the gallbladder (usually cholecystitis) can also cause pain in the right shoulder blade, but less likely in the shoulder itself. Consultation with a physician is advised. ...Read more

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I rolled over in bed and it felt like I got stabbed in the right shoulder blade. I couldn't take a full breath until I sat up.

I rolled over in bed and it felt like I got stabbed in the right shoulder blade. I couldn't take a full breath until I sat up.

Be seen: If you developed severe pain associated with difficulty catching your breath, I would be seen immediately. While there are many potential explanations, a cardiac or pulmonary source should be ruled out, such as a pulmonary embolus for example. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade protrudes more than left. And my left chest is wider than right. Can you please help me to correct this.

My right shoulder blade protrudes more than left. And my left chest is wider than right. Can you please help me to correct this.

Shoulder Blade: If the shoulder blade is sticking out, this could possibly be what is known as winging of the scapula. Usually caused by a nerve injury. Therapy and strengthening exercises may help but unfortunately in can sometimes be permanent. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade area gets this prickly feeling sometimes, it's never my left side. It's very sensitive when it happens. Any ideas?

Right shoulder blade area gets this prickly feeling sometimes, it's never my left side. It's very sensitive when it happens. Any ideas?

Need more informatio: There is too little information to make a definitive diagnosis and listing possible ailments only makes one anxious. Check with your MD who can suggest a specialist to see. But definitely get it checked out ...Read more

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My daughter is only 12 and her right shoulder blade has been hurting for about a week now. It hurts at day time and gets worse at night.

My daughter is only 12 and her right shoulder blade has been hurting for about a week now. It hurts at day time and gets worse at night.

May be worth a visit: I've seen this as a muscle issue in kids with hand over head activities like volleyball, or as an early sign of pneumonia. The muscle issue may require some physical therapy to speed recovery. I would let someone examine her to sort it out. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme pain inu right shoulder blade when I move or sit in a certain position. Came out of no where sitting aty desk at work.

I'm having extreme pain inu right shoulder blade when I move or sit in a certain position. Came out of no where sitting aty desk at work.

See ortho: You need to get this checked out by an orthopodist- causes ranging from a sprain to a rotator cuff tear. Only an proper exam can tell. ...Read more