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Scapula And Rib Pain
I have left side what it see to be rib pain and scapula sore to touch i, m in pain constantly, i seen cardiologist he assure me is not the hear pain?
Chest pain: It sounds like musculoskeletal or other non cardiac pain. ...Read more
Clicks and crackles when I pull my shoulder back. What's in between the top of scapula and rib cage? What could cause this?
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum.Causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness associated with crackles and clicks you are describing. Similar symptoms occur where the the top of the scapula, (the acromium), and the clavicle connect. ...Read more
Yes, if multiple:
Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic
space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I am unaware of any study linking the two. ...Read more
Multiple acute bone pains on 5th left and right ribs on chest and underarms, on low scapula, upper spine, near post tibial tendons. What's causing it?
XRay: Recommend getting XRay if you haven't. If you have, what does it show? ...Read more
What to do if I had mono back in june and my spleen was a bit enlarged. I am now having a lot of pain near my left back rib cage/ scapula area. related?
Possible nerve impingement that can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management.
Time and Massages: Only time will help heal and stop the symptoms ...Read more
Rib resection needed: See Thorasic surgeon for evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
What causes intermitten pain between the left scapula & spine and the side of the left rib? Xray only showed gas in colon otherwise normal please help
Musculoskeletal : It could musculoskeletal or it even could be related to a neck problem. I suggest you see a spine specialist. ...Read more
I have numbness in rt forearm & tingling in rt hand with pain scapula & shoulder down hd fr 2nd rt rib?
If scapular instability is the cause of thoracic outlet syndrome, would rib resection/scalenectomy resolve neck & scapula pain?
More complex: Thoracic outlet syndrome surgery includes, often, first rib resection and/or scalenectomy, but there are different surgical approaches and also, pectoralis minor decompressions. Scapular instability may or may not be present, and this may represent problems in the upper brachial plexus. Since this is so individualized and particular in most cases, best to discuss with experienced vascular surg. ...Read more
Can a cervical herniated disc/ stenosis cause localized moderate pain continously at ribs, base of scapula or would gallbladder be more likely.
Not typically: A disc herniation in the neck can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. But would not likely cause pain in the location you are describing. If it is spine related, it would typically involve the thoracic spine, but i suspect from what you are describing it is not spine related. ...Read more
Chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right scapula. Painful grinding when I move my shoulder. Will the callus need to be removed?
Partial rib resectio: See thorasic surgeon for consult and evaluation. ...Read more
R scapula fused to deformed ribs. In constant pain. 4 orthopedists - never seen anything like it. Taking tramadol+naproxen. Not helping. Any ideas?
Unsual : Would be important to note when your symptoms came on first, if there is a history of trauma or surgery to the region, exact findings on imaging studies. Your condition may have a similar clinical presentation to scapulothoracic bursitis and you may benefit from an ultrasound guided steroid injection to this region. ...Read more
Numb patch on hip after a fall took a fall off a horse 3 weeks ago, my husband broke his clavicle, scapula, and a rib, and I have a numb patch of muscle/skin on my hip about as big as my hand but sometimes when i roll over it feels like it is burning?
Numbness : Numbness after an injury can be caused by "neuropraxia", which is from irritation to the nerve from the trauma, or by a nerve injury. Neuropraxia will typically resolve on its own. If a patient had persistent symptoms, pain, or other complaints, then they should seek out a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Rib pain: There are several potential causes of pain in this location. The most common causes are probably strain of the muscles between the ribs or of the cartilage joints connecting the ribs to the sternum. This can be caused, typically, by heavy lifting or other vigorous physical activity. Most of the time, if this is all that is going on, it will respond to standard anti inflammatory medications within ...Read more
Could be slipped rib:
A mechanical dysfunction. Read more about it here.
http://www.basicspine.com/conditions-procedures/pain-management/slipped-rib-syndrome.html. ...Read more
Be examined: Given your sport (wrestling) and the potential for rib injuries including fractures, you should be examined by a sports medicine physician and x-rays may be considered. They can give medications / pain patches to manage the pain also. There are over the counter pain patches from your local pharmacy that can be used in the meantime. ...Read more
Good question: Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome. The exact cause of the pain is not always clear. People with fibromyalgia have pain at a lower threshold than people who don't have fibromyalgia. This means they feel pain at a much less intensified stimulus. The pain appears to be related to muscle tone and conditioning, pain perception less attenuatef because of lack of sleep and exercise increase brain activity. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with his doctor. In that meeting, his doctor will listen to him, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell him what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Symptoms include upper rib pain after cough. Should I do something about this or just let it pass?
25 yr old female. Is it possible to have chest and rib pain (front and back) two weeks after shoveling a lot of snow?
Yes: This may be an intercostal strain, which is a muscle between the ribs. These can take several weeks to heal. Of course, there are several other possible causes, both orthopedic and non-orthopedic. If persistent and worrisome, it would be worthwhile to consult with a physician. ...Read more