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Pulled Muscle In Shoulder Blade Symptoms
I've had severe pain in my shoulder blade could it be a pulled muscle and what can I do for it switching off hot and cold doesn't seem to help?
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
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
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 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?
I have had really bad back pain (right side under shoulder blade), accompanied by cough. Could this just be muscle strain from the cough?
Only one way: To find out: go see a healthcare provider who will examine you properly and tell you whether you need further tests to rule out any potentially lethal causes including blood clot (pulmonary embolism), tumor/cancer, obstruction, nerve compression, or simple muscle pull. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Strong ache under the arm pit on the chest side radiated later to the shoulder blade, then down to make a band on the left upper arm. Pain stronger when standing. Nothing done to cause muscle strain.
Go to the hospital: The symptoms you describe are very concerning given your age. Without something that makes you think of a muscle strain, this is even more concerning. If you are short of breath, nauseated, have palpitations or are sweaty, please seek care immediately. Call 911. This can be a heart attack or a problem with your aorta. I hope it is neither of those things, but you should be seen asap to be sure. ...Read more
I have a fluttery squeezing feeling on my left side? Also pulled muscle between shoulder blades on the left side? Are they connected?
Pulled muscle in my back from my shoulder down to my armpit area really aches how long will it last?
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.
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
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?
A few possibilities: Could be strained muscle or injury, nerve inj., infection, spasm, or vertebral or rib dysfunction. Neck muscles attach to ribs, too, so if a rib is out of whack or refuses to move, the muscle gets tight and painful. A good history & physical exam including an osteopathic hands-on exam might find the cause. Manipulation may help. Other treatments may be necessary-but first you need a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on muscle. If it is the rotator cuff there can be scapular pain but I find it mimics a rtc tear and pain down by deltoid insertion. There can be deep central pain with a biciptal tear and a slap must be evaluated. Subscap with have anterior pain, and again look at biceps tendon and pec. Pe is key to determine 'pulled muscle'. ...Read more
Swollen and very painful rgt shoulder doc says its a pulled muscle but I no physical activity has been done happens at least once, twice a month help?
It is strange: To have pulled muscles without disease or activities, having the very swelling and painful point to a problem in the shoulder should be checked out, seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Persistent flashes of right shoulder pain. Intense but short lived. Not gallbladder doesn't feel like pulled muscle. Comes in flashes. What is this? .
Many possibilities: Without knowing your history it is difficult to say. If this as been preceded by increased activity or injury it certainly could be of mechanical cause or irritation. Also referred pain from the neck to the shoulder is quite common and might be considered. As you have fatty liver, an internal source of pain referred to the shoulder is one the list. If this persists I would get a medical eval. ...Read more
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