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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What can cause sharp pain under the 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

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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

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

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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?

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

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Sharp pain under the right shoulder blade from gall bladder?

Sharp pain under the right shoulder blade from gall bladder?

Referred pain: This is classic; the pain fibers from the region of the bottom of the right shoulder blade and the bile duct system cross in the spinal cord. It's familiar to every medical student and common in the clinic. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Several poss...: 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

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Sharp pain around right shoulder blade area. Ideas as to what is causing it?

Trigger point: Most probably a trigger point an area of myofascial inflammation that causes pain and can radiate pain to other areas. They are common around the shoulder blade. Particularly just below and medial to the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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When i turn my neck to the right, i get a sharp pain next to my right shoulder blade. No other time?

Nerve pain: You probably have a pinched nerve in your neck which causes radiating pain into your shoulder. Get an X-ray of your neck and evaluation by an orthopedist. You may also need a mri ...Read more

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Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)

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

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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 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.

Muscle strain: U tighten up during the ride and r thrown about. Ice rest activity modification. If persistent c u r pcp.Also otc nsaids. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

See a spine guy or-: -PCP & get referrals if needed. Sounds like cervical disk in origin so may need an MRI 2 really know. An orthopedic surgeon is also a way 2 determine if shoulder in origin or cervical. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right lung and my right shoulder blade when i cough.

Sharp pain in right lung and my right shoulder blade when i cough.

Lung or pleura: Any irritant of the lung or its tissue covering (pleura) can cause pain in the shoulder blade and lung. It could be a virus, bacterial infection (pneumonia), fungus, tumor or other irritant. It merits a careful evaluation by a cardiologist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??

Could be a: pinched nerve in your NECK (C6-7)

If gets worse a cervical exam/neuro eval and possible cervical MRI study may be indicate!

Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care Provider)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more