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Just had anterior distracting for severe right shoulder blade pain. And pain is worse after surgery. What else is it ?

Just had anterior distracting for severe right shoulder blade pain. And pain is worse after surgery.  What else is it 
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Surgery hurts!: Pain is often worse after surgery in the first weeks. Getting cut open hurts! Talk to your surgeon about when you may expect to feel better than before surgery. Also, if your pain is not adequately controlled with the meds given after surgery, call, because something unexpected may be going on and don't delay doing so. ...Read more

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Stabbing right shoulder blade pain made worse when looking down. No trauma or physical activity. Ok to wait for it to resolve on own or see a dr?

Stabbing right shoulder blade pain made worse when looking down. No trauma or physical activity. Ok to wait for it to resolve on own or see a dr?

Check your neck: it wouldn't hurt to have a doctor examine your neck, as that is likely the source of your shoulder blade pain. Most times, the treatment is pretty straightforward. Heat, stretching, sometimes massage therapy or a short course of physical therapy can take care of the muscle spasm and pain. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain today. How likely is it just from sleeping wrong?

Right shoulder blade pain today. How likely is it just from sleeping wrong?

Unlikely: There are multiple cause of shoulder blade pain. You can get referee pain from a pinched nerve in you neck or arm. You can have a bursitis under the shouler blade. Or while unlikely there can be a tumor. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade pain - doc says it isn't my gallbladder. Any other ideas?

Commonly missed: Rib: Several possible causes including pleurisy or lung injury, punctured intestine. The most common cause for pain in this location which is not serious, however, but is extremely painful is a dysfunctional rib. Md's almost never make this diagnosis, but osteopathic docs who commonly do hands-on diagnosis and treatment, in addition to doing all the other work-up, often find and treat this problem. ...Read more

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Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Right Shoulder blade pain that radiates to pointy feeling in right side of chest when moved? Heartattack? Lungs?

Muscular pain: Doesnt really sound like heart or lung pain. It sounds more like a musculoskeletal type of pain since it hurts, changes when you move. Try some OTC anit inflammatories such as alleve or motrin and see if they pain resolves. ...Read more

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For a couple years have had right shoulder blade pain off and on, cruching sound, and now for the past month a hoarse voice. Related? What is wrong?

For a couple years have had right shoulder blade pain off and on, cruching sound, and now for the past month a hoarse voice. Related? What is wrong?

Shoulder pain/hoarse: Your shoulder symptoms sound like scapular dysfunction. The muscles that support and move the shoulder blade are complex and work in very close association with the rest of your shoulder to allow proper movement of the shoulder. I cannot put the hoarseness together with that. A good physical therapy program esp for scapular dysfunction should help the shoulder. Hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday and back right Shoulder blade pain when i do any of following. Lay on back, Side, Breath deeply, sharp movements, move arm to side?

Woke up yesterday and back right Shoulder blade pain when i do any of following. Lay on back, Side, Breath deeply, sharp movements, move arm to side?

Neuralgia: A burning pain in the shoulder blade(scapula) is presumed to be due to nerve pain(neuralgia) due most likely to irritation or compression of the nerves supplying the area of the scapula. It may be due to a pinched nerve from sleeping in an awkward position. It's usually a temporary problem but can last for several weeks. If OTC NSAIDS don't help>> Rx for Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) will relieve the pain ...Read more

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For years I've had right shoulder blade pain. It is now radiating down my arm and causing tingling in my fingers.What could this be?How is it treated?

For years I've had right shoulder blade pain. It is now radiating down my arm and causing tingling in my fingers.What could this be?How is it treated?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder blade pain and i can't breath in deep.. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Severe right shoulder blade pain and i can't breath in deep.. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Maybe: If you have severe pain you should always let your cardiologist know. At 25, you could have had either an early arterial switch procedure, or the older mustard or senning (atrial switch) procedure. Either way you need lifelong regular cardiac follow-up. ...Read more