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Sharp Pain Under Right Shoulder Blade
Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade. ...Read more
Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis. ...Read more
What medication can I take for the sharp pain under my shoulder blade on my right side What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?
Pain: Pain below the shoulder is very likely muscular. It is possible you may have a pulled muscle causing sharp pain. However, at your age there are several other possibilities such as shingles. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. Also, note any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, burning pain etc. ...Read more
When i move my right arm or take a deep breath I have a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade. I don't know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong
Chest wall pain: Moving arm and deep breathing making the pain worse, tells that pain is from your chest wall, possible muscle or bone. Let your physician check it. ...Read more
6+ month been having sharp stabbing pain under right shoulder blade, accompanied with achey neck sometimes pain can last for few day to few weeks.help?
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
45 yr old f, sharp persistent pain under right shoulder blade, radiates to front of body, feels "tight" and shifting causes the pain, +4 days? What might be the cause, how serious?
Needs evaluation: Pain in the chest can be musculoskeletal like a pulled muscle or a cracked rib but can also be from inflammation of the pleura (the covering of the lung) or even a problem in the lung like a pulmonary embolus. This could be serious but may not be. You should have a medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High bp, chest pain and short of breath. No wheezing, never smoked. Having a sharp stabbing pain under my right shoulder blade and pain, weakness, tingling in right arm. What should I do?
Go to MD: I think it is wrong to simply take things for granted without proper evaluation. The history may not seem like it is your heart but to say definitely it is not is wrong as things can coexist. It seems like it is nerve pain but it is best to see your doctor, be evaluated, get an ekg may be and whatever else is needed and be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain left shoulder right under shoulder blade. Tried massage didnt work. Hurts more with deep breaths & laying down. Why???
Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have chest X rey to find the caue so be treated. ...Read more
Ive had a respiratory virus for 1 week. I now have sharp pain & tenderness under my right shoulder blade. No fever, my cough is improved, clear mucous?
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