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Pulled Back Muscle Under Shoulder Blade
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Pulled back muscle 4 days ago, improving but now I have sharp pinch-like pain in 1 shoulder. Could it just be because I was compensating for back?
Possibly: If it is compensatory, it should improve as the back improves. If it does not you may need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Think I overused arm while letting pulled back muscle heal & now sharp pain in front of 1 shoulder with moving arm. What is this & will icy hot help?
See below: This may be related to tendonitis or bursitis. You will probably want to see your physician if your pain is lasting greater than 2 weeks. Initially a short course of rest, ice, and compression will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. ...Read more
See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read more
Not enough info!: Can't answer your question as written resubmit! ...Read more
Pulled back muscle 3 years ago in the gym. Have been doin physio to no avail. Back pain persists in the lower and middle back. Feel fatigue?
See below: There are many causes of low back pain. The most common cause is usually related to degenerative changes to the discs or joints of the lower spine. It is common for this type of arthritis to be worse in the morning and improve throughout the day. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks be sure to see your physician. ...Read more
Pulled back muscle. Added nsaid ice muscle relaxer. Pain now worst going to hip and down leg. Hard to walk at times. Pulled or torn?
Ice, stretch, meds: Put some ice, do stretches to help with stiffness, take anti inflammatory pills if no contraindications and see your doctor. ...Read more
Multiple kinds OK: Probably fine to see either a primary care physician (pcp), rheumatologist, or physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more
I am suffering shoulder blade pain, my doctor said it’s upper back muscle strain, last throughout the day but better after hot bath how to alleviate?
Well its 5 months now I had my shoulder blade muscle pulled pains so bad I cant even move neck anywhere but now it pains so slight im facing it daily?
Yes: This should not prevent you from cardio exercise. ...Read more
I think I pulled a muscle in my upper back below the left shoulder blade and it hurts. How do I fix this?
Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. ...Read more
How can I stop the pain in my back? I pulled a muscle in my back, it is by my shoulder blade. When I move the wrong way or move to fast, I can't breath. There is excruciating pain. I can't move at all, it seems.
My left shoulder blade hurts like a pulled muscle but it's been that way for weeks don't no if it's the way I'm sleeping or what?
38, f, Chest, neck& shoulder blade pain (left). Thought it was a pulled muscle but now I can't sleep. It's been a few weeks.
Possibly: 38 yo female has pain in cowl region on one side. This could reflect cervical disk disorder, brachial plexus impingement, Pancost tumor, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or some other problem. A benign musculoskeletal strain-pain problem is also possible. An Osteopath would be the physician best skilled to conduct proper differential diagnosis, and an MRI might be needed. ...Read more
I have a pulled muscle in my back right below my right shoulder blade. Please tell me how to get rid of it. I can't sleep and hurts to breathe?
Myofascial Pain: Sounds like you have a myofascial nodule (muscle knot) of the rhomboid muscle. This is a common yet painful location for a myofascial nodule. I'll bet your sleep is poor. These knots respond to quality sleep and deep friction massage. A pm&r specialist is your best bet at getting proper treatment if your family doc is stumped. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle just below my left shoulder blade and it affects my left arm movement but now I am getting really bad headaches when I lie down?
Myofascial pain?: Perhaps the muscles in the back of your neck and head have been affected by the painful muscles near your shoulder blade, and this is causing or contributing to your headache. If you have been using a lot of pain medication, "rebound headaches" are another possibility. ...Read more
Pain on rt shoulder blade, I assumed was a pulled muscle. Hasn't gone away after 1 wk and now it's numb and also my right breast is numb in small spot?
I have numbness in my arms and hands, weak neck, I pull muscles there easily. My left shoulder blade is always sore.
I pulled a muscle in my back. Maybe my shouder blade. It hurts so much when I move my head and arm. Its giving me a headache. What can I do?
What can you do to remove or relieve discomfort from air pockets in muscle (under shoulder blade)?
No such thing: There is not such thing as air pockets in muscle. ...Read more
Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more
I feel like a muscle between my spine and left shoulder blade is constantly tense. What can I do?
Fell of horse at 19. Had severe pain under my right lower shoulder blade. Couldn't move my are for 12weeks. Have reoccurring problems with the muscles?
What sort of prob---:
Lems are you talking about? Is is painful or is it weakness??
Most likely you had Fractured your Scapula with maybe some ribs as well. Was your spine okay or was it also injured?
I think if you could elaborate on your symptoms and history, one could help you.
What did your Docs say?? ...Read more
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I constantly have a knot behind my right shoulder blade, it moves when it is touched. Is it muscle related? Or should I have it checked out?
Lump near shoulder: There are a few possibilities. If it is painful and no lump or nodule is found then it can muscle spasms causing a knot. It could be a cyst or a lipoma which is a fat collection. If the size of it is greater than 1 cm or it has grown recently or has become more painful or it is causing other symptoms like numbness then I would have it evaluated. ...Read more
I get deep muscle Paine on my shoulder blade when sitting or standing for a long time. Just the left side and it throbs when relaxed or massaged?
Scapula pain: Pain in this region may actually be referred from a pinched nerve in your neck or thoracic spine from a bulging disc or vertebral spur. Of course examination of the scapula area itself would be important. If symptoms persist see your physician or orthopedic specialist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
I experience pain in the muscle by my left shoulder blade;it happens when I try to keep the right posture. Any tips on why it is so or how to cure it?
Family Practice: This sounds like you may have a ms strain either from heavy lifting or over use. Trying to exercise after a lay off commonly can cause this injury. Then any movement can cause spasm or tightening in that area. Alternate ice with heat and take antiinflamatory physical therapy may be helpful. ...Read more
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