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I woke up this morning with a sharp pain below my left shoulder blade. It also hurts when i breath in and gets worse when i move around.

I woke up this morning with a sharp pain below my left shoulder blade. It also hurts when i breath in and gets worse when i move around.

Likely- muscle cramp: With no history of trauma or injury, the most likely cause of pain in the area described is a muscle injury. The intercostal, latissmus, and serratus anterior and rhomboid periscapular muscles could be some og the actual muscles involved. A trial of nsaids, rest, light stretching (when tolerated) should allow for a slef-limiting recovery. If still painful > 7 days seek orthopaedic evaluation. ...Read more

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My left shoulder blade hurts when i move it and when i move it a certain way i have a really sharp pain that takes my breath away. What could it be?

Scapula pain: If there's no history of injury, the pain could be due to a bone spur, bone growth,or pathologic fracture. In any event,I recommend that you consult an orthopedic surgeon and appropriate examination and imaging tests will be done. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when i take deep breaths?

I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when i take deep breaths?

Pleurisy: Pain with deep inspiration is often caused by pleurisy. Pleurisy is often associated with a recent respiratory illness. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when i take deep breaths. How can I treat this?

Ribs or Lung?: Pain when you take a deep breath seems to indicate that when your rib cage expands this is painful...This points towards a problem in the rib cage or pulmonary system although the possibilities can be many. If this is minor it can just be a strain of a rib cage muscle but if significant, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when i take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade when running and still hurts when i take a deep breath. What do you recommend?

See a doctor: This is probably nothing but muscular but any pain that is worsened with breathing deserves evaluation by a doctor. This could be from a pneumothorax and can be evaluated clinically and with a chest xray. If you are having any shortness of breath at rest, go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I'm having constant aching pain under my left shoulder blade that worsens and turns into a sharp pain when I take deep breaths. What could this be?

I'm having constant aching pain under my left shoulder blade that worsens and turns into a sharp pain when I take deep breaths. What could this be?

Varies: There are several possibilities including pleurisy, a subscapular bursitis, a pneumonia, pancreatitis, among other possible causes. I would not hesitate to be seen and examined. ...Read more

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26 yr old. I was playing sport when I started to get a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade. It hurts when I take a deep breath or stretch forward?

Need work up: If this problem is recurrent need investigation tests like MRI to see the intactness of complex scapular muscles. This where your great medical delivery system fails in UK , long wait for this kind of test . but here ( USA ) you can have it done even today . ...Read more

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Sharp pain under left shoulder blade can only take shallow breaths, sore when sitting moving or lyung down?

Sharp pain under left shoulder blade can only take shallow breaths, sore when sitting moving or lyung down?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who may refer to a neurologist or an orthopedic doctor if necessary. A chest x-ray and lung exam may be needed, to make sure the heart, lungs, and their linings are ok. "sharp" pains can also be evaluated in the E.R. To be sure they are not related to a more serious problem, if one's primary doctor is not available. ...Read more