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Doctor insights on: Sharp Pain Under Shoulder Blade And Pleurisy

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I have a sharp pain ay my left side upper chest that hurts at my left lower shoulder blade as well. I know it's at my lung. Is it pleurisy?

I have a sharp pain ay my left side upper chest that hurts at my left lower shoulder blade as well. I know it's at my lung. Is it pleurisy?

Shoulder pain: Pleurisy typically hurts more with breathing. Pain with shoulder movement is more likely related to the muscles of the shoulder blade. ...Read more

Dr. Nisha Surenderanath
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Pleurisy (Definition)

Inflammation of the tissues that line the ...Read more


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Sharp pain beside my left shoulder blade, swelling, and it hurts to breathe. Mom suggested pleurisy...Any ideas on what it could be?

Sharp pain beside my left shoulder blade, swelling, and it hurts to breathe. Mom suggested pleurisy...Any ideas on what it could be?

See below: You should probably seek a healthcare specialist such as a orthopedic surgeon or pulmonary specialist for evaluation of your condition or even an internist don't let it go too long. ...Read more

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If your hurting below the shoulder blade could pleurisy?

Yes: There are a number of potential cuases, pleurisy being among them. Consider being checked. Usually a detailed exam and appropriate tests can determine the cause and give a person an idea about treatment alternatives. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in shoulder blade and chest, not pleurisy?

Shoulder and chest: Pain there other than pleurisy may include cardiac, referred gallbladder, muscle strain, sprain, referred radicular pain. ...Read more

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I startedwith extreme pain shooting from low shoulder blade to chest. On the secound day numbness developed w/ burning pain? Pleurisy? Maybe?

Pleurisy?: The pain due to pleurisy is worse on deep inhalation breathing. You may have musculoskeletal pain but if you are concerned about pleurisy see your doctor and he can examine you and order chest xray if he suspect pleurisy. On exam on auscultation you can hear a pleural rub most of the time and xray wil confirm it or rule out pleurisy. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Would parenchymal fibrosis of upper lungs explain chest and shoulder/scapula pain? I had pleurisy w effusion earlier this year. Sle. Now this.

No: Pleurisy, fibromyalgia (often seen with sle), cervical disk disease, overuse, muscle strain are all common causes of pain in this distribution with sle. You should see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been having very sharp pain under shoulder blade. Any recommendations?

I have been having very sharp pain under shoulder blade. Any recommendations?

Evaluation needed: 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. ...Read more

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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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Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower left shoulder blade?

Shoulder blade pain: Your pain may be muscular, but may also be related to heart or lung problems. You should see your primary care doctor for a history, physical exam and possible diagnostic studies. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that comes and goes. Cause?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade that comes and goes. Cause?

Muscle strain?: The most likely source is muscle strain, but postural irregularities can also cause some periscapular pain. Problems with your neck can also referred pain to the scapular area. If home remedies do not resolve the pain, you should see an Ortho specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do about this sharp pain below my left shoulder blade?

What can I do about this sharp pain below my left shoulder blade?

Several causes: This type of pain can have several causes. It can be local such as a strain or rhomboid bursitis. It can originate inside the chest cavity. If it is tender, it is likely a local issue. Have a doctor evaluate it if it has been present for a while. If recent try heat at the area and either advil or aleve (naproxen). ...Read more

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What are good ways I can fix a sharp pain under my left shoulder blade?

Eval 1st: 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. ...Read more

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I have this burning sharp pain in my shoulder blade. How do I treat this?

1'st U need 2 get a-: -diagnosis. With that Hx, if U R on the "pill", U must rule out PE. Especially if there was no injury, & was of sudden onset. 4 this C Ur PCP or Ur GYN. If it was a possible injury, C an orthopedic surgeon. But primarily B sure not PE. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from middle right side of back to shoulder blade. Pain is off and on.?

Sharp pain from middle right side of back to shoulder blade. Pain is off and on.?

Shoulder blade pain: Shoulder blade pain is often a muscle spasm or a neck problem. Posture can play a role in non-traumatic pain. If the problem persists, see a physician and get your neck and spine evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a severe sharp pain from the right side of my neck that shoot from there to under my shoulder blade?

I have a severe sharp pain from the right side of my neck that shoot from there to under my shoulder blade?

Vague: Need a thorough history and exam. Need to know if trauma was involved, the duration of your issues, has this occurred before, and other symptoms. Could be a pinched nerve, but need to be evalauted ...Read more

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I seem to have a sharp pain right by my right inner shoulder blade that comes and goes any ideas on what ican be?

Shoulder pain: This can be a number of things from a strain of the rhomboid muscle to a pinched nerve. This is a problem that should be evaluated by your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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When I turn my head to the right it hurts bad in my shoulder blade. And when I move it. It's a super sharp pain.?

When I turn my head to the right it hurts bad in my shoulder blade. And when I move it. It's a super sharp pain.?

Scapular pain: The most common cause of pain into the shoulder blade is referred from the neck. You may have some arthritic changes in some of the small joints in the neck called facet joints. Stretching exercises or pt may be helpful. Nsaids too. Good luck! ...Read more

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I tripped and fell into my truck with my shoulder. I have a sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder blade on the back side and upper rib cag?

Contusion vs fractur: Most likely that you have a contusion/strain from falling and hitting your truck. Often, pain is worse a day or two after injury due to inflammation etc...Uncomplicated fractures of rib or shoulder blades can happen, but no casting is needed. So only need to treat pain/inflammation for comfort. Gentle range of motion/stretching, and motrin/aleve for few days. If worsen, call your doc. Good luck. ...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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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 near shoulder blade that intensifies by swallowing.?

Sharp pain near shoulder blade that intensifies by swallowing.?

Esophagus problem: Esophageal pain often goes to this area. Check it out soon with a Gastroenterologist. Meanwhile avoid caffeine alcohol citrus juice and bedtime meals. Chew 5 Altoid peppermints with 2 tablespoons of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to stop the pain. Avoid peppermint otherwise ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my back above shoulder blade. What to do?

Sharp pain on my back above shoulder blade. What to do?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Please consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I stretched this morning and now when ever I bend move or anything I have a sharp pain by my shoulder blade it hurts to the point I have to lay down?

Muscle pull?: It sounds like you may have pulled a muscle. Try some ice or a muscle cream. If you have other symptoms (like nausea, vomiting, chest pain or sob) go to the er. ...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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Really sharp pain around shoulder blade. It hurts to move my arm what could it be?

Really sharp pain around shoulder blade. It hurts to move my arm what could it be?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like a common problem people get due to spams of a group of muscles under and around the scapula (shoulder blade). It is painful and distressing. Usually self limited and treated with heat or ice, massage and Ibuprofen type meds. May need some physical therapy and or muscle relaxers if doesn't go away. If in doubt get in to pcp and be seen. ...Read more

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Every now and then with ascertain movement I get a Sharp pain under my shoulder blade?

Every now and then with ascertain movement I get a Sharp pain under my shoulder blade?

Subscapular strain?: It is possible you have a subscapular strain. However I would need more information to help determine if it is likely that or another condition. ...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