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Pain On My Shoulder Blade
Unlikely: It is unlikely to be trapped gas but it could be from reflux. If you are having heartburn try an over the counter medication like zantac (ranitidine) to see if this gets rid of the sensation. It could also be musculoskeletal discomfort so try a heating pad and some gentle stretches to see if this will relieve the pain. If these suggestions do not work see your doctor ...Read more
I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade.. Pain is worse when i breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when i eat or drink?
For about 1 mnth now i've had intense pain on my shoulder blade/back. I've tried icy hot and heating pads. Provide relief but no cure. Suggestions?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Should not, but: Dehydration can cause muscle cramps. If this is what you have in your shoulder blade area, then it may be related. However, i wonder why do you think you are dehydrated. Are you losing body fluids by vomiting or diarrhea? You can solve mild dehydration by drinking couple of cans of soup and a few cups of water. If this is not better, see your pcp for a closer look. ...Read more
I have surface pain on my shoulder blade, no injury or rashe but feels like there is a sun burn or rub burn for 9+ months. What could it be?
Is it IN blade or: UNDER? Symptoms could be the result of something sinister such as lung/heart problems & should be investigated by your dr, esp. If accompanied by diff breathing, nausea or sweating.Most often, though, vertebral or rib problems cause a similar pain & can range from aching to sharp.A good history & phys is the only way to determine cause for certain.Osteopathic hands-on exam & manipulation may help. ...Read more
Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation that may have been initiated by the impact of jogging transmitting forces throughout the spine up to the neck. You may need better shoes and learn how to jog with better posture and with much less impact on to the spine. Please have it evaluated by a family physician and a specialist inrehabilitation medicine. ...Read more
See orthopedist: Would see orthopedic surgeon for consult and appropriate history, physical and radiographic studies. Should not ignore the pain, and try to figure out if you sustained any possible injuries which could cause the problem. ...Read more
When i flex my back/traps, get a pain in my shoulder blade mostly, and towards the shoulder area, what could it be?
Shoulder pain: Sounds muscular likely due to spasm, and possibly a referred pain pattern from trigger points . Trigger points are hyper irritable knots or areas of muscle spasm. They are generally tender and sometimes produce a local twitch reaction when palpated or needled. Each muscle has their own referral pattern. Read up on janet travell's work on this as she is most famously known as jfk's physician. ...Read more
I have been doing strength training the past few weeks and I have had this pain below my shoulder blade left side. What could cause this? posture?
I stretched this morning and now when ever i bend move or anything I have a sharp pain by my shoulder blade it hurts to the point I have to lay down ?
Have it evaluated: First, find out what is causing it. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more
1'st U need 2 get a-: -diagnosis. With that Hx, if U R on the "pill", U must rule out PE. Especially if there was no injury, & was of sudden onset. 4 this C Ur PCP or Ur GYN. If it was a possible injury, C an orthopedic surgeon. But primarily B sure not PE. ...Read more
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