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My dad has pain in rhomboid area.2 months and there is small swelling. Pain worse.At night? What can this be?

My dad has pain in rhomboid area.2 months and there is small swelling. Pain worse.At night? What can this be?

Rhomboid tendonitis: It is very likely rhomboid tendonitis, which would call for rest from activities that worsen, then antiinflamitiry medication and strecthing program, if not getting better should be checked by md, to assure some other soft tissue problem is not coexisting, if history of weight loss, would screen for sof tissue neoplasm or lymphoma, although much more rare. ...Read more

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Knot in my rhomboid/trap for over a year. Is this serious? Do i need this checked out?

Knot in my rhomboid/trap for over a year. Is this serious? Do i need this checked out?

Muscle trigger pt.: This could be an ashi/ trigger point. If it causes pain - you may benefit from acupuncture or scrapping (gua sha). If it is a mass, then please get it checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Treatment options for a rhomboid Major tear?

Treatment options for a rhomboid Major tear?

See below: Rhomboid muscle strains are treated conservatively (non-surgically). You will have to avoid any activity that makes the condition worse, which may involve temporarily changing your sport to one that does not involve using the strained muscles. The application of ice to the affected area will help to reduce inflammation and pain. Ice can be crushed in a bag, covered with a towel, and placed under the back when you lie down. You can apply ice every few hours for the first two or three days after the injury, and keep the ice in position for as long as is comfortable. After a couple of days of treating the area with ice, hot showers can often be an effective treatment for pain associated with rhomboid muscle strain. You can take over-the-counter NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) according to instructions, or your doctor may prescribe stronger medication if necessary. Examples of NSAIDs are ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) and aspirin. Massage can provide relief, and can be done at home quite easily by placing a tennis ball on the floor, lying down and rolling the ball under the rhomboid muscles. Physical therapy in the form of exercises will be recommended. You will be advised when it is safe to start performing the exercises. Go carefully and do not continue to exercise if you are finding it painful. When you are able to move your arms and shoulders without pain, you can resume your normal activities. Recovery times depend on the individual, but the sooner you start treatment after the injury, the shorter the recovery time will be ...Read more

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Some strange pain around my right shoulder blade "rhomboid" when i try to squizze them together. i'm fit, and move daily. it came suddnly. 1 month now?

Some strange pain around my right shoulder blade "rhomboid" when i try to squizze them together. i'm fit, and move daily. it came suddnly. 1 month now?

Sounds like a Strain: of your Rhomboids muscle, from what you describe. You should have Physical therapy to stretch, massage the said muscle and exercises to strength them, and US maybe helpful. It can take 6-8 weeks to improve completely. ...Read more

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Im curious to know if I have a rhomboid tongue (caused by candida) or geographic tongue?

Im curious to know  if I have a rhomboid tongue (caused by candida) or geographic tongue?

Rhomboid/Candida : Geographic tongue has red patches bordered by grayish white or whitish/yellow discoloration. They may disappear, reappear and change in shape or size. While it is not common to cause pain, it may cause a burning sensation with certain foods such as tomato, cheese and citrus. Rhomboid/candida usually appears in the center of the tongue as red and white (oral candida varies significantly by types). ...Read more

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