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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
Sharp pain under my right shoulder blade within past 2 months...the pain is constant and lasts a few days..goes away, then comes back a few days later?
Just a though:
You might have your GALLBLADDER examined! Pain from that are can "radiate" to the area you describe!
Just a thought
Hope it's helpful
Dr Z ...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 more
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 more
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?
See a doctor : Need a better history and physical to suggest the correct medicine combination to help your body heal. I hope you feel better soon and I am here if you need anything. ...Read more
I have a 5 yr old pain under right shoulder blade. Today it hurts but when i inhale deeply, in my front side on the right breast area, sharp pain.?
Propped phone btween my face /left shoulder. Min's later had very sharp pain in right side to middle of chest. Then under right shoulder blade.Heart?
Neck strain: Possibly injured neck. Rec you see an orthopedic doctor if not better soon. ...Read more
About once or twice a day I get a sharp pain in my back right below my right shoulder blade. It only lasts a second but I don't know why it happens?
I have sharp pain near the bottom of right shoulder blade. It only lasts for a second, but happens every few minutes. Touching scapula area produces similar sensation.
Two things come to mind. This pain could be muscular, like "costochondritis, " and might respond to heat and anti-inflammatories. Also, i wonder about early shingles, especially if the pain is reproduced by light touch in that area. If there is (or soon is) a rash there, and if the location of the pain is only on one side of your body, this could be it.
Try the heat ; rest over weekend be seen mon. ...Read more
When i turn my neck to the right, i get a sharp pain next to my right shoulder blade. No other time?
Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)
It can be one of : Several possibilities ranging from: muscular, cervical disc origin, shoulder issue, even gi, respiratory and cardiac etiology. If it does not resolve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
I rode a wooden rollercoaster today and while riding i felt a sharp pain below my right shoulder blade slightly to the left. It still hurts 3 hour.
I've had sharp pain in my back under my right shoulder blade when lying down for a few months. It now hurts all the time, especially with deep breath.
Have sharp pain between my right shoulder blade and spine if I have alcohol . I am a weekend drinker (4large) for 9 years . What could be problem ?
I coughed hard and immediately had a sudden sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade and it persists when take deep breath, now feelShortness breath?
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and i would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable ?
Various: 44y female w. spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, loss cervical lordosis & history shoulder surgery w. severe unilateral Superior trapezius painful muscle spasm, esp. shoulder blade. POTENTIALLY CAUSAL: crossed Trapesium muscles, see below, large breasts, anterior sloped shoulders, swan neck, asymmetric shoulders, tilted head, thoraco-lumbar scoliosis & repetitive stress on computer looking left. ...Read more
Yesterday i noticed i had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.
Myofascial pain: This is often due to myofascial pain / myofascial nodule originating in the rhomboid muscle. A physical therapist can help you work out the trigger point. It may be feasible to work this out yourself using a tennis ball that is sandwiched between you and the floor while compressing the painful nodule. ...Read more
I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.
Why when i workout, i get a sharp pain in my right side under the rib cage then a sharp shooting pain from that area to my right shoulder blade?
Options: This could be muscle spasm, neck problem, shoulder problem, or even a spinal disc pushing in a nerve when you lift heavy things. I would suggest anti inflammatories, rest , lower wring the intensity of your work out. If it does not improve, see a pt or your doctor for better eval. ...Read more
Hi under my right shoulder blade is a sharp pain while intensified by sneezing and hurts when i move. Are there any treatments to this condition?
There R many treat-: -ments 4 orthopedic conditions or medical problems, but 1'st U need a diagnosis. Especially if Ur on BC pills, as this could B intrinsic shoulder or pulmonary in origin. Get in 2 C Ur PCP 4 a start & get referrals if necessary. I feel this is very important 4 Ur health & safety. ...Read more
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