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Sudden sharp stabbing pain under left shoulder blade down through ribs, comes and goes on and off, rest/hear/ice does not help?

Sudden sharp stabbing pain under left shoulder blade down through ribs, comes and goes on and off, rest/hear/ice does not help?

Pain: Sounds like this came on at rest. Have you been coughing or having a fever? Does the pain worsen with a breath. Although you have tried rest and thermal measures have you tried an NSAID? If you find yourself coughing, fever or persistent symptoms especially if symptoms worsen with breathing you should get checked. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is there a sharp stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade?

Help docs? Why is there a sharp stabbing pain under my left shoulder blade?

Muscle strain.: 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. ...Read more

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What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

What is sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder blade?

Muscular: In all probability it is muscular, however, if it is a long term or re-occurring problem, I would at least ask my doc for a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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For the last week I have sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder blade which causes some pain in the arm. What could this be?

Strain: Sounds like you may have a rib or upper back out of place. See your doctor and make an appointment with a chiropractor as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?

What does it mean when you have a stabbing pain at the base of your left shoulder blade in your back?

No trauma?: If you have not experienced a trauma, then the likely etiology of your pain is an irritated nerve in your neck. Anti-inflammatories and a formal course of physical therapy is the first line of treatment. An examination with an orthopaedic surgeon including xrays of both your neck and shoulder can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?

Stabbing pain in left shoulder blade and left side of abdomen, abdomen feels normal, could be linked to endometriosis?

U could be right.: Your ibs can contribute to ur symptoms. Follow up nevertheless with ur dr and get checked for ruptured intestines, peritonitis/ inflamed lining of the abdominal wall etc. Take care! http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ http://www.Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=356. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?

Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?

Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after a H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain going from my left chest through to my back shoulder blade... Should I go to the doctor? The pain comes and goes

Sharp chest pain: Yes, you should go to the nearest er and see your physician. These symptoms must not be taken lightly as they may suggest serious medical conditions like heart attack, aortic dissection, blood clots in the lungs, atypical chest pain from gerd seems less likely. Further, work up is necessary to exclude serious conditions. ...Read more

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Sharp, stabbing, knife-like-pain in my back under my left shoulder blade. Bending backwards, twisting left, sneezing increase pain. Could it be a rib?

Sharp, stabbing, knife-like-pain in my back under my left shoulder blade. Bending backwards, twisting left, sneezing increase pain. Could it be a rib?

YES!: An out-of-place rib can definitely cause pain like this. Go online and buy an MA Roller. About $30?
It's a specially shaped roller that you can lay on a carpeted floor on the roller and slowly adjust your body to move the roller up and/or down your back. It will adjust your spine and ribs using your bodies weight. It's wooden and can be quite painful over the area that's a problem but it will help. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when I breathe in. Also, there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

I have a sharp stabbing like pain in my back / left shoulder blade when I breathe in. Also, there is a lump on where it hurts to breathe in?

Posterior rib "out": 1) posterior rib "out". I can't really explain it anatomically, but the ribs can "go out" and a chiropractic adjustment can help tremendously. Give it one or two tries. 2) trigger point in one of the thoracic paraspinal muscles. Can be helped with massage (ischemic compression) and injections into the painful area of the muscle. ...Read more

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Woke up with Sharp stabbing pain on left shoulder gets bad when I breathe in! But as soon as I got up from bed it stopped?!

Woke up with Sharp stabbing pain on left shoulder gets bad when I breathe in! But as soon as I got up from bed it stopped?!

Well...: You're fairly young (and I assume healthy?) so the most likely cause of sharp chest pain someone your age is usually musculoskeletal issues. Other possible causes include a blood clot in the lung, air getting to the space around the lung (pneumothorax), pneumonia/bronchitis, anxiety, and heart problems (again your age makes it less likely). If it comes back you need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

Sharp stabbing pain in left shoulder while coughing and inhaling?

See below: 3 possibilities: pleurisy (pleuritis), pericarditis, or muscular strain. Testing needs to be done to separate these: examination, maybe blood work, maybe echo, maybe chest x-ray depending on your exam. If you have fever, consider this to be more urgent. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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I am having left shoulder pain under shoulder blade and a dry skin area. Need some help please?

Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain every day. What can I do or what could cause this?

I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain every day. What can I do or what could cause this?

Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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This evening I started with a really sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder and I cannot inhale properly as it hurts too much please help?

This evening I started with a really sharp stabbing pain in my left shoulder and I cannot inhale properly as it hurts too much please help?

Doctor can evaluate: Having trouble breathing due to sharp chest pain is a serious enough for an evaluation right away. A doctor can check to see if there is a pneumothorax or another chest problem. Evaluation can be done at an E.R., where it is easy to get a chest xray. ...Read more

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I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?

I have recently undergone physiotherapy for bursitis in my left shoulder and now after a few weeks I have a constant sharp stabbing pain in it why?

Rotator cuff injury: You may have a rotator cuff injury- anything from a chronic bursitis 9inflamed/irritated bursa overriding the rotator cuff), or a partial to small full thickness tear of the actual rotator cuff tendon. Seek orthopaedic surgeon evaluation. X-rays and perhaps an MRI, if indicated, along with a thorough history and examination should lead to a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Constant upper left shoulder blade / shoulder pain past 2 weeks, sore to touch. Been working out past 3 months, stopped this past week... Pain persists?

Shoulder pain: Probable represent tendinitis. Start an ice and oral antinflammmatory program. This should be combined with a stretching orogram. ...Read more

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I have severe left shoulder pain, above my shoulder blade. Pain is worse when i breath it hurts my heart. Pain gets bad when I eat or drink?

Need evaluation : This could be chest wall muscle pain, pain from inside the chest sometimes call pleurisy, pain from your heart, sometimes call pericarditis, or some other reason. You need to see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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Just had 10cortisone shots in my back. My left shoulder jus below my neck feels stabbing pain & I feel nauseous with high fever and dizziness.

Just had 10cortisone shots in my back. My left shoulder jus below my neck feels stabbing pain & I feel nauseous with high fever and dizziness.

Fever, Dizziness: The high fever with nausea and dizziness are troubling signs and should be checked out immediately. It is difficult to discern from your description whether it is related to the injections you received, but your signs and symptoms may be indicative of an infection and should be evaluated by your provider. ...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 too 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 too 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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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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Stabbing pain left side of my back just under the shoulder blade only when I lay down?

Seek medical attn: Stabbing pain in your back could just be musculoskeletal however it might be due to inflammation surrounding your lungs, heart or other organs (stomach, pancreas, etc). A physician needs to evaluate you and decide if you need imaging or other studies. ...Read more