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Muscle imbalances: Imo tos results from superior trapezius (st) weak & collar bone droops toward first rib closing costoclavicular space (between these bones) clipping artery & nerves to arm. Weak st conscripts neighbor levator scapulae (ls) to burden lifting scapula (sc) & 20 lb. Arm. Long & narrow, ls incurs chronic spasm, tendonitis at insertion on superior sc spine (pick-like), & snapping as shoulder rotates. ...Read more
Very painful Snapping scapula condition on both sides for months. Anti inflammatory & physio are not helping. Could cortisone help? How is it done?
Yes: I do these injections under ultrasound guidance to ensure accuracy. Typically, the myofascial layers are enlarged/inflamed above the scapula. Target these with the needle and bathe the tissues with a mixture of steroids (I use methylprednisolone for soft tissues) and an anesthetic. Rest the area for 7 days after the injection to allow for a greater benefit. ...Read more
Not necessarily: I am unaware of any study linking the two. ...Read more
Time and Massages: Only time will help heal and stop the symptoms ...Read more
Rib resection needed: See Thorasic surgeon for evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
Best diagnostic imaging (x-ray, ct, mri, etc.) for snapping scapula syndrome or inflammation of the scapulothoracic region?
Scapula = ?
Shoulder blade: The scapula is the shoulder blade bone. It is attached to the back and chest through the collar bone and lots of muscles. The scapula also forms the socket part of the shoulder ball and socket joint. The scapula is important for giving the shoulder its huge flexibility. The problem is that such huge flexibility makes it easy to injure. ...Read more