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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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. Gregory Moneta
133 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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Pain under the right shoulder (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your 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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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

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

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Does pain under the right shoulder blade indicate a gallbladder problem?

Does pain under the right shoulder blade indicate a gallbladder problem?

It can-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. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for the sharp pain under my shoulder blade on my right side What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What medication can I take for the sharp pain under my shoulder blade on my right side What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Pain: Pain below the shoulder is very likely muscular. It is possible you may have a pulled muscle causing sharp pain. However, at your age there are several other possibilities such as shingles. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. Also, note any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, burning pain etc. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Sharp pain under the right shoulder blade from gall bladder?

Sharp pain under the right shoulder blade from gall bladder?

Referred pain: This is classic; the pain fibers from the region of the bottom of the right shoulder blade and the bile duct system cross in the spinal cord. It's familiar to every medical student and common in the clinic. ...Read more

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What can I do for my upper back pain under the right shoulder blade?

Stretch + injection: This is something I see commonly. It can be caused by several conditions, but usually responds to a simple stretching and exercise program and nsaids like Motrin taken regularly for a couple weeks. If it persists, cortisone injection in the area of pain can be very helpful. This condition almost always resolved, but can take a frustratingly long time to do so! ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What is it? I have shoulder pain (under the right shoulder) and right side pain seems to be under the ribs or at the end it happened during yawning

What is it? I have shoulder pain (under the right shoulder) and right side pain seems to be under the ribs or at the end it happened during yawning

Possibility of PE-: -esp if on BC pills however Ur description is poor. More is needed such as does it hurt with deep inspiration or with shoulder use. This will help 2 C the proper physician. If this was a 1 time episode, I would not B concerned, if it continues 2 B constant, it needs evaluation. Start with Ur PCP & get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Dull periodic pain under the right shoulder blade. Also pain in mid & lower gut after eating. Is this heartburn?

No not typical of HB: No it is not typical of heart burn. Heart burn does not cause pain in mid and lower gut and not typically cause pain under the shoulder. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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What should I do? I have pain under my right shoulder blade?

What should I do? I have pain under my right shoulder blade?

Should see your PCP: As a detailed hx ; examination are required to evaluate your symptoms. Xrays, and mri/ct scans might be needed to DX the problem. An orthopod referral would probably be generated or with a spine surgeon, if its deemed the pain is from a spine cause.
Good luck ; enjoy the best of xmas. ...Read more

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Pain under my right shoulder blade only when I drink something. What is it?

Pain under my right shoulder blade only when I drink something. What is it?

More info?: Other than pain, any swallowing problems? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

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Pain under the right shoulder (Tip)

Exercise and massage can help reduce pain. ...See more

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What causes gas pain under your right shoulder blade?

Several options: If you've had a recent laparoscopic procedure, the gas utilized during that procedure can case shoulder pain for several days. Other than that, pain in that area could be caused by a thoracic radiculopathy or a trigger point, among other things. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade. What can I do for it?

Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain may, in some cases, be a manifestation of irritation of the diaphragm. This symptom should be evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Hi I have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Aortic aneurysm: Thar is dissecting would be top on the list of things to rule out. Other thing could be a muscle spasm or gallbladder pain. Many other things are on the list as well. You would need a doc to look at you to be able to tell. Needs a visit to the er. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis Dr. Davis
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Pain under the right shoulder (Tip)

Exercise is the best medicine for joint pain. ...See more

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I have left armpit pain and pain under my right shoulder blade on my back. What could this be and are the 2 related?

Pain: No way to tell without examining you and perhaps getting some imaging studies. Make a list of all your symptoms and the sequence in which they occurred and go and see a doctor. You might try highlands regional medical center. ...Read more