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Rhomboid Muscle Pain
Do muscles always heal ? Have had upper back muscle pain from overstretched rhomboids for around 18 months. Having physio for last year. Helps a bit.
Just about.: Sounds to me that you have not corrected the common activity in your life that is causing your pain. Rhomboid pain usually comes for everyday act.Ivities like reading, knitting, and especially protracted computer use. Muscles do heal, but sometimes with a bit of scar tissue, that can cause the continued pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What would cause a sudden muscle pain and tear type sound near the upper back, right under the shoulder blade. Would it be the rhomboid or trapezius?
Shoulder pain: 29 year old gentleman with sudden pain under the shoulder blade and audible tear. You need a full exam from an orthopaedic surgeon. If you mean the pain was underneath your scapula, the muscle underneath it is called the subscapularis. Tears involving this muscle or its tendon are detected using the lift off test. However, you need a full exam not clear on here. Good luck. ...Read more
I injured my rhomboid muscle group in june, was told recovery wold be ten days/two weeks, but still in a lot of pain. Is this normal?
I have constant pain in my rhomboid muscle that sometimes travels down my arm, up my neck. There is knot too. How do I tell if it's a strain or tear?
Exam: Impossible to give accurate DX without an exam ...Read more
Got back pain for many years. Left side near Scapula (probably Rhomboid major muscle).Doing stretching every day. IT job (lot of sitting).Any idea?Thx
Ergonomics: Most people with desk jobs do not have the appropriate desk setup. Usually keyboards are too high and cause back problems. An easy start is using the rule of "90"s - elbow, hips and knees should be at 90 degrees when sitting with head and shoulders neutral and feet on the floor. A keyboard drawer can be added to most desks to lower it. Make sure the screen keeps you looking straight ahead. ...Read more
I have pain in upper back due to weak rhomboid muscles ( bad posture). When i get a bad flare up my inner thighs also burn and tingle. Any thoughts ?
I believe i injured my rhomboid muscle a week ago @ a sporting event. How can I tell if it's just a strain or a tear? How long should recovery take
Likely sprain: The muscle is likely sprained since this muscle is rarely torn in sports. The only way to be sure would be to do an imaging study such as an MRI or a musculoskeletal ultrasound performed in office by many sports medicine physician . The other thing to be considered as causing your lingering pain would be an injury to your long thoracic nerve resulting in a subtle winging scapula. Go see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relax: A program of flexibility and stretching e.g. Yoga can help. Chronic tension in this area can also be referred from the neck, in which case an x-ray can be revealing. Finally, this can be a sign of general stress in your life. Make sure there isn't something going on in your life that may be driving this specific muscle issue for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
PT or chiro: Nsaids for pain and some musculoskeletal work inclusive of soft-tissue massage, estim or ultrasound prn, and correction of any muscle imbalances. Who does the soft tissue work is up to you. I usually prescribe pt, but a chiro can likely do much of this as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to doctors she said my rhomboid muscle strain levator scapulae, trapezius can this cause chest tightness?
Yes: As the muscles of the back and the neck tighten they pull on the muscles of the chest, pull the ribs to a disadvantaged position even for breathing. The pull alone causes tightness, and the pull on the ribs can even change the position of the diaphragm for breathing. Ask your doctors for proper pain medicine, and muscle relaxants and perhaps physical therapy if needed. ...Read more
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