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Why does my shoulder blade hurt so frequently?

Why does my shoulder blade hurt so frequently?

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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My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when I move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?

My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when I move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?

It could be: From a musculoskeletal strain, bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, rotator cuff injury etc. If it gets worse, go see your Dr and consider having an Xray taken. Take care!
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I have this sharp on/off pain in my upper left side, feels like it's near my shoulder blade. Hurt my upper back a few days ago, possibly related?

I have this sharp on/off pain in my upper left side, feels like it's near my shoulder blade. Hurt my upper back a few days ago, possibly related?

Shoulder pain: This can be muscle pain, especially if you hurt your back and you have been compensating for it by walking dand holding yourself differently, it should resolve with time and nsaidss. ...Read more

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I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if I reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?

I've had a pain in my left shoulder for awhile sometimes if I reach to scratch my back it pops and now right under my left shoulder blade hurts too?

Hard to say: Did u injure it recently? It sounds from your description that it may be a musculoskeletal issue. See your family practicioner who can begin the work up with a good histroy and physical and if necessary some xrays. ...Read more

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Upper right back below shoulder blade hurts when I take a deep breath?

Upper right back below shoulder blade hurts when I take a deep breath?

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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My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

Yes it can be: The shoulder blade region is a common area of referred pain from the GI system and gallbladder pain can be referred to this area. ...Read more

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I have a earache and my shoulder blade hurts too - it's been like this all morning.?

I have a earache and my shoulder blade hurts too - it's been like this all morning.?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Pinched nerve: Often these symptoms come from a pinched nerve in the neck. A neck (cervical) disc herniation often causes pain in the shoulder blade. Worsening pain turning your head toward the affected side is very common. Be alert for any pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the arm or hand. See your PCP or a spinal specialist if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your left shoulder blade hurts along with kidney pain?

What does it mean if your left shoulder blade hurts along with kidney pain?

See a doctor: Shoulder pain: its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. A kidney/abdominal problem could refer pain to the shoulder. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedist or general surgeon. ...Read more

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My left shoulder blade hurts when I move it and when I move it a certain way I have a really sharp pain that takes my breath away. What could it be?

Scapula pain: If there's no history of injury, the pain could be due to a bone spur, bone growth, or pathologic fracture. In any event, I recommend that you consult an orthopedic surgeon and appropriate examination and imaging tests will be done. ...Read more

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My left shoulder blade hurt and feel burning hot. But the skin is not hot or red.

My left shoulder blade hurt and feel burning hot. But the skin is not hot or red.

Shoulder: Might be a pinched nerve in the neck vs bursitis in the shoulder. You'll need an exam by ortho doc. ...Read more

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Why do I get indigestion sometimes when I workout and just under my left shoulder blade hurts?

Why do I get indigestion sometimes when I workout and just under my left shoulder blade hurts?

1st is it indigestio: The most important question, particularly for a 57 year old, is what is causing chest or back or arm pain while you are working out. As u may guess, I am questioning whether this is, in fact indigestion: could it be cardiac pain referring to your left shoulder blade? Heart pain can cause symptoms in many areas of the upper body, including the jaw. So, make no presumptions, and see your pcp. ...Read more

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Incredibly painful left shoulder blade. Hurts to move neck. Worse at night, feels like arm is being ripped off. Ideas about what to?

Incredibly painful left shoulder blade. Hurts to move neck. Worse at night, feels like arm is being ripped off. Ideas about what to?

Rotator cuff injury?: If the shoulder blade pain is "inside" toward mid back, then likely muscle spasm. If the pain is "outside" toward the shoulder & going down the arm, then may be a type of nerve pain. If you sleep with elbow up under your head, then may be rotator cuff injury. You must sleep with elbow down - below chest level. If that doesn't help and the pain persists, then do see your medical provider. ...Read more

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Pain under left shoulder blade. Hurts when taking deep breaths, coughing, sneezing. Made better laying on left side. Otherwise aches and throbs?

Pain under left shoulder blade. Hurts when taking deep breaths, coughing, sneezing. Made better laying on left side. Otherwise aches and throbs?

Muscle pain: This seems like a torn muscle, if you carried something heavy or moved quickly or did some new exercise. An NSAID should help the pain andtake it easy. ...Read more

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What should I do about three posterior rib fractures under shoulder blade? Hurts very bad and grinding.

What should I do about three posterior rib fractures under shoulder blade? Hurts very bad and grinding.

Rib fracture: Inspiration / expiration exercises. Pain medication is your only other option. These heal on there own but are very painful in the process ...Read more

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I woke up today with a stiff neck on my left side and my shoulder blade hurts too. My lymph node is pea sized in my neck and it feels swollen. Help? '

I woke up today with a stiff neck on my left side and my shoulder blade hurts too. My lymph node is pea sized in my neck and it feels swollen. Help? '

Viral infection: And musculo-skletal pain. An upper respiratory tract infection or a cold can inflame your cervical lymphonode. It gradually goes down after your cold or URI is over. The neck and shoulder pain could be due to sleeping on your left side. Take advil (ibuprofen) for the pain. It can take up to 10 days to get over the pain. ...Read more

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Left shoulder/shoulder blade hurts sometimes during the day. Also it cracks whenever I move it backwards. Get some chest and arm pains and tingling to?

Left shoulder/shoulder blade hurts sometimes during the day. Also it cracks whenever I move it backwards. Get some chest and arm pains and tingling to?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Pain in the area you describe could also be rooted in your neck or chest (cardiac)... I recommend you see a physician asap. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

Could be neck?: Frequently pain in the scapula esp along the medial border is indicative of cervical spine problems such as spondylitis and or a pinched nerve

you would need to see someone to help figure this out. ...Read more

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I have pain below my right shoulder blade, hurts when I move my arm, or turn my head when I sleep I can barley turn over w/o losing my breath hurts?

I have pain below my right shoulder blade, hurts when I move my arm, or turn my head when I sleep I can barley turn over w/o losing my breath hurts?

Scapula pain: In the absence of a lifting injury or fall, you should have your lungs carefully assessed with physical exam and a chest x ray. The pain may also be referred from the thoracic spine and/or reflect of a muscle spasm of one of the scapulothoracic muscles. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

Acid reflux & asthma: Acid reflux can exacerbate asthma - when you reflux it can spill into lung. Consider acid reflux meds and check for H pylori a bacteria associated with gastritis. Elevate head of bed when sleeping. May need short course of steroids for asthma Shoulder blade pain is associated w/ gallbladder so would check that as a factor in GI distress. IFollow up with doc ...Read more

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My upper back right side under my shoulder blade hurting. What can I do for the pain?

My upper back right side under my shoulder blade hurting. What can I do for the pain?

More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more

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I jumped and now the part of my spine between my shoulder blades hurts. It hurts more if I feel the back of my vertebrae. Could it be serious at all?

I jumped and now the part of my spine between my shoulder blades hurts. It hurts more if I feel the back of my vertebrae. Could it be serious at all?

Possibly: You could have soft bones and I would suggest an X-ray to, insure that no compression fractures occurred from your jump. Of course, I have no idea from what height you jumped, or, if this involved a parachute. ...Read more

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Why does my upper back on both shoulder blades hurt really bad? It's a sharp shooting pain on both sides.

Cervical radic: This could be from pinched cervical roots aka cervical radiculopathy, at your age the most common reason for it is a disk bulge/herniation. Less likely is a demyelinating cervical lesion like MS, would be atypical to involve both sides. MRI C-spine would help answer this, emg/ncs will be normal in purely sensory cervical radiculopathy. ...Read more

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My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

My upper back betweeny shoulder blades hurts bad. Its a constant numb/burning pain. My neck hurts. And my ribs hurt on the bottom of both sides and my?

Rheumatoid Disorder: At your age of 22, if you do not have a history of spine trauma or repetitive stress to the area, it sounds like you may have a rheumatolgical disorder. The typical ones at your age may be scheuermann's disease, ankylosing spondilitis or even diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Either way to be really sure you may want to see a rheumatologist if your primary doc hasn't figured it out yet. ...Read more

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When my shoulder blades hurt, they only hurt when I take deep breaths. It normally lasts a few days. Is this normal and what should I do about it?

Hard to say: This could be muscle or lung but am uncertain why these symptoms are recurring You need to see your physician and you may need imaging to clarify this. ...Read more

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Area in spine between shoulder blades hurts until I "pop" it, it will wake me up at night because both of my arms will go to sleep?

Area in spine between shoulder blades hurts until I "pop" it, it will wake me up at night because both of my arms will go to sleep?

Arthritis: You may have arthritis in the back, have it xrayed and find out is there any arthritic changes if so the severity. Physical therapy might help with the symptoms ...Read more

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Top of my shoulders and in between my shoulder blades hurt with occasional pain in upper left arm. Been going on a 2weeks now. Is that lung or spine?

Top of my shoulders and in between my shoulder blades hurt with occasional pain in upper left arm. Been going on a 2weeks now. Is that lung or spine?

Varies, be seen: You are right, there are a number of possibilities including the lung and the spine. Women are also notorious for having cardiac ischemia presenting in unusual ways. When pain runs into the left shoulder like you are describing, it is concerning for a cardiac event. I would encourage you to be seen just to make sure it is not something potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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I feel like I have a bone or rib fracture on my thoractic spine. Between my shoulder blades hurt and I have a raised bump on my chest bone.

I feel like I have a bone or rib fracture on my thoractic spine. Between my shoulder blades hurt and I have a raised bump on my chest bone.

Be examined: The spine area may be a prominent spinal process and not abnormal, but a bump on sternum is unusual.
Some x-rays may be necessary to, sort out.
Thoracic surgeon most likely to be if help. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder blade- hurts to move period. Tried Advil, (ibuprofen) massage, icy hot. Nothing is helping what can I do?

Pain in right shoulder blade- hurts to move period. Tried Advil, (ibuprofen) massage, icy hot. Nothing is helping what can I do?

On option: Consider acupuncture. Needles can actually be introduced deep to the scapula that can be quite beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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I am struggling with sharp stabbing pain in my right shoulder blade. Hurts to breath, but ibuprofen does ease the pain some. 36 yo female.?

Cant summarize in 20: Any pain that is persistent is worth getting checked out. In a young and otherwise healthy 36 year old without trauma, the most likely thing is muscle/soft tissue pain.
The shoulder pain is a complex structure with a bunch of muscles involved. A hands-on exam by a good physiatrist could help diagnose the exact problem and guide treatment. Avoid taking ibuprofen too often, it can be toxic. ...Read more

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I am 22 weeks pregnant. Last week I pulled a muscle while packing. My upper back (under shoulder blade) hurts when I sit, bend over or breathe. Why?

I am 22 weeks pregnant. Last week I pulled a muscle while packing. My upper back (under shoulder blade) hurts when I sit, bend over or breathe. Why?

Most likely you: Strained or pulled a muscle in that region of your back that has attachments to your ribs so that as you breath, the ribs move affecting the involved muscle causing pain. Heating pad, hot shower or massage can give some symptomatic relief until it resolves. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks pregnant, and when I sneeze my left shoulder blade hurts, kind of like a stinging sharp pain. It probably last about 10-30 seconds long. My question is, why does my shoulder blade hurt when I sneeze. I haven't pulled a muscle, and I don't do

Diaphragm: There is a nerve that links the shoulder to the diaphragm. Sneezing can irritate the abdominal peritoneum and diaphragm leading to what is called referred pain in the shoulder. See your obgyn to make sure everything else is normal with the pregnancy ...Read more

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Both shoulder blades hurt sharply and it also hurts when I take a big inhale. It's been 2 days. I do have high blood pressure. Just began working out?

Both shoulder blades hurt sharply and it also hurts when I take a big inhale. It's been 2 days. I do have high blood pressure. Just began working out?

Probably a muscle: Strain, but pain in your upper back/chest is a bit of an unusual location. Also, pain with inhalation is of concern. I don't have your age, or whether or not you are a smoker or might have asthma. I would get this checked out, mostly because of the VERY unlikely possibility this is pulmonary embolism, or blood clot to the lung. Go to ER/Urgent Care or your doctor's office today! Best wishes! ...Read more

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