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Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Back pain around right shoulder blade when moving shoulder/arm.

Varies: There are many potential causes. Among one of the more common is a subscapular bursitis, in a bursa underneath the shoulder blade can become inflamed and cause symptoms similar to what you describe. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Shoulder and elbow pain?

Shoulder and elbow pain?

Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. The pain can also be referred from the neck due to a pinched nerve. Finally, although less likely, it could be due to an inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Can anterior shoulder instability cause nerve, tendon, muscle, shoulder blade problems?

Yes: This is very plausible. To be sure, and due to the complex nature of the shoulder, and evaluation by an orthopedist would determine the exact cause of your symptoms. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Intermittent left side pain for 8 months.  Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder  blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more

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Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Many reasons: If your job requires lifting then one could develop pain and stiffness in their forearms/arms. There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more

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Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Can an injured rotator cuff cause neck and back/shoulder blade pain?

Maybe: Rotator cuff problems are usually felt in the shoulder area itself, but the neck and shoulder blade are nearby, and the brain may interpret the pain signals as involvement of those other areas of the body. Sometimes neck problems cause pain in the shoulder blade and shoulder areas. If it persists or is bad, see your primary doctor or a specialist. ...Read more

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Please explain rotator cuff pain on left arm and shoulder?

Please explain rotator cuff pain on left arm and shoulder?

See below: The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and is the primary mechansim of rotatory movement of the arm (think of throwing). The mechanism is a complicated system of loaded/camed pulleys. With overuse (and age) the tendons become rough and inflammation set in resulting in pain. ...Read more

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Right shoulder neck and chest pain?

Right shoulder neck and chest pain?

Get is evaluated: You have not asked a question. However, you need to have the problem evaluated. ...Read more

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Beilateral shoulder pain?

Many possibilities: Bilateral shoulder pain can be from many sources: tendonitis, instability, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, referred pain from the cervical spine, etc. Less likely, it could be from a nonorthopedic condtion. If the pain is significant, then it's time to your see doc and move forward with some diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read more

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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more

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Severe pain from shoulder down deltoid into bicep. Not rotator cuff. More pain when arm is rotated toward chest. Torn cartilage in other shoulder. ??

Get examined!: At age 55 your most common cause for this pain would still be 'impingement' ( or bursitis). Labral tears causing this pain are less likely unless associated with the biceps 'anchor'( SLAP) lesions -- but less likely in isolation in your age group.Osteoarthritis can cause pain in this distribution . AC joint arthritis can also cause pain when rotating arm towards chest ( adduction). See an ORS! GL! ...Read more

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Upper back pain between right shoulder blade and spine hurts to breathe?

Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the area, physical activity straining the rib cage, arthritis and other causes. Try ice on area, ibruprofen/tylenol to relieve pain, avoid activity that makes it hurt. Chk with doctor for source of pain. Chest xray/physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

What reliefs tight shoulder muscles?

Tight shoulder: Adequate warmup, stretch before. Adequate cooldown, stretch after a workout or exercise. Ice followed by heat.Occasional topical creams. ...Read more

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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the deltoid, back of shoulder, or front of shoulder. But, it is possible. Get an examination to be specific. ...Read more

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A.C joint shoulder pain?

A.C joint shoulder pain?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain.  Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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