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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Overview)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain in the right shoulder).


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
120 doctors shared insights

Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Overview)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain in the right shoulder).


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I have very painful feeling under my right shoulder but it first started under my right rib and it comes and go's doc said its not my gallbladder?Help

I have very painful feeling under my right shoulder but it first started under my right rib and it comes and go's doc said its not my gallbladder?Help

Possibly...: Talk to your pcp and he or she may want to do some testing such as an ultrasound to see of your gallbladder is indeed in trouble... Please stay away from greasy foods and enjoy your easter holiday! ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I have a severe pain in the muscle behind my right shoulder about 24/7 nothing seems to be helping...I really don't know how to get rid of it and it really makes working uncomfortable?

I have a severe pain in the muscle behind my right shoulder about 24/7 nothing seems to be helping...I really don't know how to get rid of it and it really makes working uncomfortable?

Test Rotator Cuff: There are a number of structures behind the shoulder. One is the rotator cuff muscle. When a rotator cuff tear occurs, pain can manifest in the muscle portion on the shoulder blade. A rotator cuff repair may end up being necessary. It can also just be the shoulder blade stabilizer muscles, in which case, stretching and exercises would help. An evaluation would be helpful to isolate the problem. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis. ...Read more