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Sudden onset of sharp back pain under left scapula on inhale and some arm movements. What is causing this?

Sudden onset of sharp back pain under left scapula on inhale and some arm movements. What is causing this?

Soft tissue: At your age this pain is most likely due to muscle sprain/strain or soft tissue inflammation, and will probably resolve with time, progressive activity, and anti-inflammatory medications. As with any medical condition, if you do not improve or if your symptoms worsen you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What can I do for this pain left chest and next to left scapula?

What can I do for this pain left chest and next to left scapula?

Nonspecific: Unfortunately your description is fairly nonspecific and potential causes include lung or heart pathologies as well as pinched nerves. See a physician if your symptoms are persistent or severe. ...Read more

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Why would a pinched nerve on the left side cause pain in the right scapula? On going for 7 months now.

Why would a pinched nerve on the left side cause pain in the right scapula? On going for 7 months now.

Neck pain: You most likely have a pinched nerve originating from the left side of your neck between the 5 and 6th cervical vertebrae. Best to see your family doctor to get this treated. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain (left) like around my scapula, what could be the cause?

Several resons: Several causes for this pain.
1-burisitis of the scapula could be the reason.
2-pain from disc disease in the neck area could cause this pain.
3-shoulder problem could cause that also. ...Read more

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Where to place tens electrodes for pain in soft tissue around left scapula?

Where to place tens electrodes for pain in soft tissue around left scapula?

Potentially: The electrodes should be placed across the area that hurts, but would be best to avoid bone prominences. So, if you hurt around the medial aspect of your shoulder blade, putting the leads in the soft tissue adjacent to that area would be correct. ...Read more

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Can cholecystitis or lithiasis cause pain in the upper left back, near the scapula?

Can cholecystitis or lithiasis cause pain in the upper left back, near the scapula?

Maybe, not common: Most commonly, gallbladder pain is referred to the middle or right upper back, mid-epigastrium, and right upper quadrant. If you have pain and/or nausea after eating (especially a fatty meal) get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my left trapezius work? How do I get it to work? My left trapezius Is very thin and weak and it causes my scapula to stick out from my back

Why doesn't my left trapezius work? How do I get it to work? My left trapezius Is very thin and weak and it causes my scapula to stick out from my back

Nerve injury: It sounds like you have spinal accessory nerve injury on the left side. This nerve gives motor function to your trapezius muscle. I recommend you see your pediatrician for evaluation as soon as you can. Any recent trauma? . Do you do weight lifting? . Think back but definitely see your doctor ...Read more

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I have pain at lower left scapula. Mostly when I try to gouge/stretch or at workout (deadlift, benchpress, squat). Little pain at deep breath or gouge?

I have pain at lower left scapula. Mostly when I try to gouge/stretch or at workout (deadlift, benchpress, squat). Little pain at deep breath or gouge?

Cut back weight: Sound like you tore one of the scapula support muscles. Suspect you continue to re injure the area by lifting too much weight and straining the area. See a PMR doc or physical therapist to made certain of that diagnosis. Taping she shoulder blade for a while can allow it to heal. ...Read more

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What causes pain along scapula left side with sneezing?

What causes pain along scapula left side with sneezing?

Repeated forceful: Sneezing may strain the scapula, either side, . Try some nasal steroid sparys and Zyrtec. ...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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Backpain on the left scapula, alrdy going for massage but not better. Pain is worst when standing too long or sitting. What could be the cause?

Backpain on the left scapula, alrdy going for massage but not better. Pain is worst when standing too long or sitting. What could be the cause?

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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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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I have pain at the top of my scapula on the left side often pain will run down the back side of my left arm. I ofyen feel a pulling pain in my arm.

Radiculopathy: There are nerves that go through our cervical (neck) spine & send nerves to the arms & the scapular region. Compression by a herniated disc or pinching of the nerve by another process can commonly present as described. A pulled/sprain/muscle spasms should also be rule out. A dr. May be able to diagnose this by asking a few more question, performing an exam & by imaging your c-spine. ...Read more

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Why is my left shoulder and back hurt when take a deep breathe and bend and twist. It hurts to press on my scapula also.?

Why is my left shoulder and back hurt when take a deep breathe and bend and twist. It hurts to press on my scapula also.?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bit of pain around the left scapula before & during ur period? It's sort of the same pain I get in my breasts.

Is it normal to have a bit of pain around the left scapula before & during ur period? It's sort of the same pain I get in my breasts.

"Referred" pain?: If scapula symptoms are always coming at the same point in each menstrual cycle, it could be one of those cases where hormonal changes are causing pain sensations in the breasts, and then the pain signals in the breast nerves are somewhere crossing over onto the nerves that run from the scapula area so the brain thinks there is pain from the scapula. Ask the primary care or ob-gyn doctor to check. ...Read more

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What causes a lot of pain in between the left scapula & spine? Better with rest most of the time. Can an MRI of the tspine see the scapula? Painful

What causes a lot of pain in between the left scapula & spine? Better with rest most of the time. Can an MRI of the tspine see the scapula? Painful

Kind of: An MRI is not intended to look at bones (for the most part). However, if it gets better with rest, it may be linked to a muscular injury, and this would be evaluated by ultrasound and mri. ...Read more

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When I take a deep breath sometimes it hurts between my left scapula and spine also my neck hurts and shoulder what can it be? Hurts to sit have tolay

Cervical spine: You may have a condition in your cervical spine that needs can cause pain around the neck, shoulder blade, and shoulder.
It may be a degenerated disc or a pinched nerve in the neck. ...Read more

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Good morning for long time pain in my scapula area and and left side of my upper chest sore to tuch muselbiopcey on monday I don't know what the looking for?

Good morning for long time pain in my scapula area and and left side of my upper chest sore to tuch muselbiopcey on monday I don't know what the looking for?

Unusual case: You have left muscle pains. You are scheduled for a muscle biopsy of this area monday. Ask your doctors what they hope to find with the biopsy. Have a family member present who can write down the answer do you can review later. ...Read more

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I have pain in the thoracic area on the left between spine and scapula. It is like a knife digging in the muscle with radiating burning. What is it

Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce or trigger the pain, are common and muscular. Levator scapula syndrome is a variant near the top of the shoulder blade. Good posture, avoid looking down at computer screens. Try ice/heat, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches. ...Read more

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Have had a back pain to the left side of the right scapula. Isn't constant. Will flare up and go away. Someone I know has Synovial Sarcoma. Not me! =/?

Cancer is constant: Cancer pain is constant and persistent. Among the possibilities: Muscle strain, rib facet syndrome, pleurisy if it coincides with breathing. These are benign and self-limited. Stay healthy and active. ...Read more

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Fibrosure test score 75 with faty liver and spleen what can I do to get it better help thanks in pain left site upper and scapula are the pain fro it?

Fibrosure test score 75 with faty liver and spleen what can I do to get it better help thanks in pain left site upper and scapula are the pain fro it?

Fatty liver: Fatty liver disease is becoming quite common. You need to avoid alcohol completely. One of the most common cause of this disease is related to metabolic syndrome (please look this up - diabetes, overweight, high cholesterol). Need to optimize the conditions related to metabolic syndrome. Weight loss, increase exercise, control your blood sugar and cholesterol, decrease carbohydrate intake. ...Read more

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Woke up with chest left side and sholder pain near tip of lower scapula pain so bad I whose crying I don't know what to do. They say is not heart related?

Woke up with chest left side and sholder pain near tip of lower scapula pain so bad I whose crying I don't know what to do. They say is not heart related?

Something else: It probably isn't your heart. Heart pain is never severe except during the rare instance of an actual heart attack. It may radiate to the left scapula but that's not typical. You need other evaluation. Rotator cuff? Pinched nerve in the neck? Whiplash? Bursitis? Tendonits? Other possibilities too. ...Read more