Doctor insights on:
Rhomboid Pain Causes
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
Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation?
Exercise or strain:
New exercise or activity? May cause dom delayed onset muscle soreness (typically about 48 hours after the increase use of those muscles). May last a few days to a week or two.
Alternatively, sudden/acute burning may indicate a strain, which may take a few weeks to several months to resolve.
Massage or foam roller may help, if this is not a muscle strain. ...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've had upper back pain (trapezius and rhomboid area) for 6 months+ I think from working at a computer and stress. Can this cause bloodshot eyes too?
Computer screen eyes: Yes. When staring at a computer screen for a long time, we tend to blink less. Blinking helps clear irritants from the eye. ...Read more
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
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
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
Crawling feeling in my back r shoulder (trapezoid/rhomboid) - intermittent, increasing intensity, for several weeks. Have probable diagnosis Behcets?
Think I have rhomboid problem. Pain started 2 weeks ago - no obvious reason. Has got worse. Now only eases when flat on my back. Treatment?
Injections are the most useful treatments for Rhoboid pain! See a good Physiatrist or Pain Specialist for help!
Hope this helps!!
Dr Z ...Read more
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?
Can you get a prickling sensation when you have weak and sore rhomboids? Is this to do with nerves?
Rhomboid: Yes, you can, but it is less likely to have to do with nerves, rather it is the muscle itself that does it. ...Read more
Can poor posture while working on a computer all day lead to pain in the upper back or rhomboid area?
Back pain: Sure. Poor posture can lead to several chronic ailments. Sit up straight. ...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 a pain in the right shoulder blades / rhomboid. Happens when sitting or walking. Goes and come back (6 months now) why? I'm fit + exercise btw
Laying on sides?:
It difficult to give you sound medical advice without a proper history and physical. The symptoms you are describing could be indicative of multiple medical problems.
But sleeping on your side or watching TV in a reclined position like from your bed or a sofa may put lots of pressure on the upper back, interscapular and posterior neck muscles that may eventually cause trigger points. ...Read more
I had a spasm in my rhomboid three weeks ago. The spasm has stopped, but now I have numbness in my index finger. Is this normal or something else?
I don't think: The two condition are related. Consult your doctor to see if your new symptom is a sign of something else. ...Read more
Median rhomboid glossitis- can it change from light to dark and back again? Should I worry? Woman age 34 with full set of dentures.
Proper diagnosis: Has your dentist made a definitive diagnosis of median rhomboid glossitis? If not, it should be looked at by your dentist for other possibilities. If it has been definitely diagnosed, there is no need for concern as this does not neet treatment. However, if there is burning, you might benefit from an antifungal medication. See your oral surgeon for advice. ...Read more