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Pain under left shoulder blade. Hurts when taking deep breaths, coughing, sneezing. Made better laying on left side. Otherwise aches and throbs?

Pain under left shoulder blade. Hurts when taking deep breaths, coughing, sneezing. Made better laying on left side. Otherwise aches and throbs?

Muscle pain: This seems like a torn muscle, if you carried something heavy or moved quickly or did some new exercise. An NSAID should help the pain andtake it easy. ...Read more

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Painful breathing thru back and chest near lower left shoulder blade, esp with deep breaths. Some shortness of breath coughs, tight chest.Off &on 3w?

Painful breathing thru back and chest near lower left shoulder blade,  esp with deep breaths.  Some shortness of breath coughs, tight chest.Off &on 3w?

Costochondritis : The pain you describe is typical of either costochondritis pleurisy. The shortness of breath, chest tightness and cough maybe from asthma. The only way to find out what's going on is by an in person visit to a physicians office. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I have a pain under left shoulder blade that hurts when i make certain moves with my left arm. It does not hurt when i take a deep breath.

I have a pain under left shoulder blade that hurts when i make certain moves with my left arm. It does not hurt when i take a deep breath.

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Noticeable pain only in left shoulder blade with some movement, but mostly when taking a deep breath. Have been under much stress & smoking a lot.

Noticeable pain only in left shoulder blade with some movement, but mostly when taking a deep breath. Have been under much stress & smoking a lot.

Pain is a message: While none of us likes pain, pain can be a good thing - it tells us something is wrong, or soemthing we are doing is wrong. When pain is associated with breathing and heavy smoking, it's message translated into voice is: go see your doc to get it checked out and stop smoking! smoking or drinking is a poor way to cope with stress - try eating/sleeping right exercise n a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Pain (ache) under left shoulder blade and under left breast. Gets worse with deep breath. Can't inhale fully. Is this sign of disease or muscle issue?

Pain (ache) under left shoulder blade and under left breast. Gets worse with deep breath. Can't inhale fully. Is this sign of disease or muscle issue?

Possibly : Yes, it is likely a sign of muscle strain/spasm. But, there are also other potential causes. If you've done recent heavy lifting/strenuous exercise, had a cold wherein you coughed a lot, etc, then this is very much possible. If you are having any chest pain, shortness of breath, or fever, however, you should see a doctor ASAP. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
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I have had a pain under my left shoulder blade when i take a deep breath. It has been going on for a week now. What's going on?

Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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