sharp pain under left shoulder blade

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

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

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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
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Dr. Brian Kaufman answered:

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

See a doctor

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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.
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Dr. Bennett Werner answered:

sharp pain under left shoulder blade. Movement-No pain,breathing-Pain. Prev on blood thinner 4 clot. off 1 month. Gall Bladder out 1 wk. Another Clot?

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You have pleuritic pain - meaning respiratory motion (rubbing of the pleural surfaces or the muscles of respiration) provokes pain. A recurrent blood clot is certainly a possibility. Especially if you have history of blood clots, are off medication, and had recent surgery - all risk factors. You definitely need to be evaluated right away.
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What are good ways I can fix a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade?

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This is most often related to neck/cervical spine related issues. A "pinched nerve" from the neck either from a disc bulge/herniation/bone spur is usually the culprit. The only way to know for sure would require an evaluation from an Orthopedic Surgeon or perhaps your primary care provider. Options include therapy, chiropractic care, injections, and eventually surgery.
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I have a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade especially when I take deep breaths?

Pleurisy

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Pain with deep inspiration is often caused by pleurisy. Pleurisy is often associated with a recent respiratory illness.
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Dr. Vivek Agrawal answered:

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.
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Experiencing sharp pain under back of left shoulder blade when inhaling. What could this mean?

Muscular

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Use heating pad twice daily. If no improvement see MD
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Sharp pain starting from under my left shoulder blade up to the left hand side of my neck?

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Very commonly, pain near or around the shoulder blade is not shoulder related at all. Instead, it is most often related to neck/cervical spine related issues. A "pinched nerve" from the neck either from a disc bulge/herniation/bone spur is usually the culprit. The only way to know for sure would require an evaluation from an Orthopedic Surgeon or perhaps your primary care provider.
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Help docs? Why is there a sharp stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade?

Muscle strain.

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It could be a strained muscle , or, less likely, a pinched nerve, radiating pain under the shoulder blade. See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can sort that out for you.
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn answered:

i was diagnosed with bronchitis 5 days ago and although i feel a little better today i started having sharp severe pain under my left shoulder blade ?

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Could be pneumonia or pleurisy, but sounds like a rib dysfunction, ie the rib gets 'knocked out of whack' by coughs.Often presents w/ sharp or severe achy pain,worse with deep inhalation or exhalation.)It's easily treatable by osteopathic manipulation, if it is the cause. A proper history & physical exam, including an osteopathic hands-on exam might be able to determine the exact cause.
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