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Chronic dull pain behind left scapula , muscles seem to tighten up had a heap of test, wot could it be had it for over 2 years now?

Chronic dull pain behind left scapula , muscles seem to tighten up had a heap of test, wot could it be had it for over 2 years now?

Long thoracic nerve : Can't say for sure but could be long thoracic nerve damage which can cause scapular winging with the shoulder blade sticking out. ...Read more

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Dull pain on behind left scapula at the bottom point. And left side of left chest swelling I have had it for the past 2 years 24 7.?

Dull pain on behind left scapula at the bottom point. And left side of left chest swelling I have had it for the past 2 years 24 7.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person's left chest (nor his right chest) should not swell up for no reason. So, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what the person is trying to describe. Also, the doctor can check what might be causing the left scapula pain (they may or may not be related). A chest x-ray and other tests might be needed. ...Read more

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Shoulder feels like something is pinched when moved across chest or behind back. I was told my scapula & rotator are out of place. Can that happen?

Shoulder feels like something is pinched when moved across chest or behind back. I was told my scapula & rotator are out of place. Can that happen?

Probably not: As there is no true joint between the scapula and rib cage, probably nothing "out of place". However, it may need to be mobilized through gentle manipulation, and any muscular trigger points or spasm relieved. ...Read more

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Scapula = ?

Scapula = ?

Shoulder blade: The scapula is the shoulder blade bone. It is attached to the back and chest through the collar bone and lots of muscles. The scapula also forms the socket part of the shoulder ball and socket joint. The scapula is important for giving the shoulder its huge flexibility. The problem is that such huge flexibility makes it easy to injure. ...Read more

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What is the scapula?

What is the scapula?

Shoulder blade: The scapula is also called the shoulder blade. There is a right and left shoulder blade, and they are large bones located at your upper back. ...Read more

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What can cause an upwardly rotated scapula?

What can cause an upwardly rotated scapula?

You have scoliosis?: It may be a simple muscle imbalance. Need to stretch as well as strengthen and PT need to mobilize the scar tissue binding down your scapula ...Read more

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How long does it take for a scapula to heal?

How long does it take for a scapula to heal?

6 - 12 weeks: Presumably you are asking about a scapula fracture. Like most fractures, this would be expected to heal within 6 - 12 weeks, but several factors can affect healing time, such as smoking, diabetes, the severity of the fracture, whether surgery was required and the type of surgery done, and whether the fracture was open or not. ...Read more

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Why do I have a winging scapula?

Serratus Anterior: I don't know the reason in your case. However, the most common cause for a winged scapula is serratus anterior damage. ...Read more