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I have been having pressure and mild pain between my shoulder blades. Can this be trapped gas.

I have been having pressure and mild pain between my shoulder blades. Can this be trapped gas.

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

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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?

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?

Need evaluation : This could be chest wall muscle pain, pain from inside the chest sometimes call pleurisy, pain from your heart, sometimes call pericarditis, or some other reason. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Whenever i breathe there is another stabbing pain on my shoulder blade. Could this be linked to my under eating?

No: This type of many can have several causes including localized issues such as strain or a rhomboid bursitis. Its origin can also be in the chest cavity. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can dehydration cause a nagging pain on my shoulder blade towards my back bone? What should I do?

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

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What should I do about a hot pain in my shoulder blade?

Physical therapy: Is probably a muscle spasm and a physical therapist can organize a program to relieve the spasm. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pain in my shoulder blade. What can I do to alleviate this?

I have a lot of pain in my shoulder blade. What can I do to alleviate this?

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

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Whenever i jog a lot i get a pain in my shoulder blade. How do I prevent this?

Whenever i jog a lot i get a pain in my shoulder blade. How do I prevent this?

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

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I have a splitting pain in my shoulder blade, any ideas on what I should do now?

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

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I get pain in my shoulder blade while i work with my laptop. What could cause this?

I get pain in my shoulder blade while i work with my laptop. What could cause this?

Several causes: There could be several causes including a strain, tendinitis or bursitis. Arthritis of the shoulder is less likely in a 39 year old. If it is a significant issue, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Must likely muscle : You clinical picture must likely is due to muscles spasm.Maybe a massage in this area with hot pack could release you pain .if no you will need medication. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 ?

Muscle pull?: It sounds like you may have pulled a muscle. Try some ice or a muscle cream. If you have other symptoms (like nausea, vomiting, chest pain or sob) go to the er. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of the pain in my shoulder blade?

Have it evaluated: First, find out what is causing it. See an orthopedist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have back pain near my shoulder blade and don't know what to do?

I have back pain near my shoulder blade and don't know what to do?

Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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I have this burning sharp pain in my shoulder blade. How do I treat this?

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