Top
30
Doctor insights on: Right Shoulder Blade Hurt

Share
1

1
My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

Yes it can be: The shoulder blade region is a common area of referred pain from the GI system and gallbladder pain can be referred to this area. ...Read more

2

2
Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Pinched nerve: Often these symptoms come from a pinched nerve in the neck. A neck (cervical) disc herniation often causes pain in the shoulder blade. Worsening pain turning your head toward the affected side is very common. Be alert for any pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the arm or hand. See your PCP or a spinal specialist if it does not improve. ...Read more

3

3
My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

Could be neck?: Frequently pain in the scapula esp along the medial border is indicative of cervical spine problems such as spondylitis and or a pinched nerve

you would need to see someone to help figure this out. ...Read more

4

4
I have pain below my right shoulder blade, hurts when I move my arm, or turn my head when I sleep I can barley turn over w/o losing my breath hurts?

I have pain below my right shoulder blade, hurts when I move my arm, or turn my head when I sleep I can barley turn over w/o losing my breath hurts?

Scapula pain: In the absence of a lifting injury or fall, you should have your lungs carefully assessed with physical exam and a chest x ray. The pain may also be referred from the thoracic spine and/or reflect of a muscle spasm of one of the scapulothoracic muscles. ...Read more

5

5
I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

Acid reflux & asthma: Acid reflux can exacerbate asthma - when you reflux it can spill into lung. Consider acid reflux meds and check for H pylori a bacteria associated with gastritis. Elevate head of bed when sleeping. May need short course of steroids for asthma Shoulder blade pain is associated w/ gallbladder so would check that as a factor in GI distress. IFollow up with doc ...Read more

6

6
Pain in right shoulder blade- hurts to move period. Tried Advil, (ibuprofen) massage, icy hot. Nothing is helping what can I do?

Pain in right shoulder blade- hurts to move period. Tried Advil, (ibuprofen) massage, icy hot. Nothing is helping what can I do?

On option: Consider acupuncture. Needles can actually be introduced deep to the scapula that can be quite beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

7

7
I am struggling with sharp stabbing pain in my right shoulder blade. Hurts to breath, but ibuprofen does ease the pain some. 36 yo female.?

I am struggling with sharp stabbing pain in my right shoulder blade. Hurts to breath, but ibuprofen does ease the pain some. 36 yo female.?

Cant summarize in 20: Any pain that is persistent is worth getting checked out. In a young and otherwise healthy 36 year old without trauma, the most likely thing is muscle/soft tissue pain.
The shoulder pain is a complex structure with a bunch of muscles involved. A hands-on exam by a good physiatrist could help diagnose the exact problem and guide treatment. Avoid taking ibuprofen too often, it can be toxic. ...Read more

8

8
I have pain in my upper back right below my right shoulder blade it hurts when any pressure is applied and small red lines have also appeared.?

I have pain in my upper back right below my right shoulder blade it hurts when any pressure is applied and small red lines have also appeared.?

Monitor closely: Can try a couple of days of antiinflammatory but if not better in couple of days or if red lines increase need to be seen by a professional ...Read more

9

9
I've had pain in my right breast for several days. Now I have pain in my right shoulder blade that hurts to move.

What's inside?: Hi StephaneW
Assuming no injury, and no lump you can feel in your breast, you may want to consult your primary care physician because its possible something inside your chest could be causing both the pains, something involving your lung or even heart. ...Read more

10

10
When I sit up straight in a stool I get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes, and when I take deep breath it don't feel pain?

When I sit up straight in a stool I get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes, and when I take deep breath it don't feel pain?

Muscle, nerve: Probably a rhomboid strain, scapular bursitis, costotransverse or costovertebral joint problem where the ribs meet the spine, , or a costochondritis (irritation of the cartilage between the ribs). You should check with your primary care doc just in case it is referred pain for an organ as well. ...Read more

11

11
I had coughing/congestion for a week. Now there's back pain under right shoulder blade. Only hurts mildly with deep inhale. Nose is still stuffy.

I had coughing/congestion for a week. Now there's back pain under right shoulder blade. Only hurts mildly with deep inhale. Nose is still stuffy.

Should get x ray: There are several possibilities one is that all the coughing caused a muscle spasm and that is what hurts. It could be pleurisy a bit of fluid in the membrane around the lung. It could be a pneumonia although that's normally not painful but you may notice a full sort of breath feeling in inhalation/ the xray will rule out a lot of these quickly/. ...Read more

12

12
My daughter is only 12 and her right shoulder blade has been hurting for about a week now. It hurts at day time and gets worse at night.

My daughter is only 12 and her right shoulder blade has been hurting for about a week now. It hurts at day time and gets worse at night.

May be worth a visit: I've seen this as a muscle issue in kids with hand over head activities like volleyball, or as an early sign of pneumonia. The muscle issue may require some physical therapy to speed recovery. I would let someone examine her to sort it out. ...Read more

15

15
Upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more

16

16
My right shoulder blade and arm hurt hands get tingles assleep. My left pinky started catching like stuck have to force open. Ring worm like rash tumm?

My right shoulder blade and arm hurt hands get tingles assleep. My left pinky started catching like stuck have to force open. Ring worm like rash tumm?

Various issues: Pain in the shoulder and hand of the same side is most likely due to pinching or impingement of a nerve root exiting the spine at the neck and caused by a bulging disc or vertebral spur. Hand tingling is often due to carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thickened ligaments in the wrist. A locking of a finger joint is usually due to joint damage. Rash is unrelated. A neurologist could dIagnose for you ...Read more

18

18
Fell on back about a week ago on a hard floor. Right shoulder blade has been hurting since. Pain goes from back all the way to right breast. Help?

Time to be seen: Since it has been a week and it sounds like the pain is getting worse, it is time to be seen. While it is most likely a sprain or strain, it could be a fracture, or a more serious injury. I am sure you have tried heat or cold, and perhaps massage and over the counter medications, so with continuing problems you need a better answer. Consider seeing a do. ...Read more

19

19
I was curling my hair and something popped around my right shoulder blade and now it hurts?

I was curling my hair and something popped around my right shoulder blade and now it hurts?

Probably a muscle st: Try otc ibuprofen or naproxyn. If they don't help after a few days, see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

20

20
Burning pain underneath my right shoulder blade on the inside hurts to the point I can't move but when I do it goes away. I'm only 20 what could it be?

Burning pain underneath my right shoulder blade on the inside hurts to the point I can't move but when I do it goes away. I'm only 20 what could it be?

Get checked out: If this has been going on for several weeks, then it is time to get checked out by you doc. It is likely muscular and would improve with physical therapy. Be sure and get looked at. ...Read more

21

21
Hi. I've been having mild pain today in my upper back around right shoulder blade. It doesn't hurt when I breathe or move. Any idea what it could be?

See below: If the pain is between your shoulder blades, your may have a muscle strain of the rhomboid muscles but if any respiratory distress, consider lung issues and get seen. Also, if any abdominal pain noted, consider gall bladder and get seen. ...Read more

22

22
I have pain in my right shoulder blade, It hurts more when I turn my head. I have had scoliosis surgery in 2013 so am wondering if it's to do with it?

I have pain in my right shoulder blade, It hurts more when I turn my head. I have had scoliosis surgery in 2013 so am wondering if it's to do with it?

Might be: As the scoliosis and the surgery can affect muscle function and posture. But also need to consider lung and possibly heart or gallbladder. An examination by your GP would help start to tease all this out and decide whether needed any investigation. Good luck ...Read more

23

23
Upper right back below shoulder blade hurts when I take a deep breath?

Upper right back below shoulder blade hurts when I take a deep breath?

It depends: There are many possible causes. An irritation of a nerve in the thoracic pain can cause pain to radiate around one side of the trunk. A gallbladder problem can cause pain radiating into the right side as can a lung and kidney problem. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually tell the cause. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

24

24
I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if I reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?

I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if I reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?

Hard to say: Did u injure it recently? It sounds from your description that it may be a musculoskeletal issue. See your family practicioner who can begin the work up with a good histroy and physical and if necessary some xrays. ...Read more

25

25
My upper back right side under my shoulder blade hurting. What can I do for the pain?

My upper back right side under my shoulder blade hurting. What can I do for the pain?

More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

28

28
When I work for 10 mins, I have a burning hurt in my back right below my right shoulder blade, when I stop work it gets a lot better. What can this be?

When I work for 10 mins, I have a burning hurt in my back right below my right shoulder blade, when I stop work it gets a lot better. What can this be?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and I would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

29

29
Hi I have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Hi I have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Aortic aneurysm: Thar is dissecting would be top on the list of things to rule out. Other thing could be a muscle spasm or gallbladder pain. Many other things are on the list as well. You would need a doc to look at you to be able to tell. Needs a visit to the er. ...Read more

30

30
I rode a wooden rollercoaster today and while riding I felt a sharp pain below my right shoulder blade slightly to the left. It still hurts 3 hour.

I rode a wooden rollercoaster today and while riding I felt a sharp pain below my right shoulder blade slightly to the left. It still hurts 3 hour.

Muscle strain: U tighten up during the ride and r thrown about. Ice rest activity modification. If persistent c u r pcp. Also otc nsaids. ...Read more