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Sharp stinging pain around the right shoulder blade area. What could be the cause?

Sharp stinging pain around the right shoulder blade area. What could be the cause?

Radiculopathy: Check with your neurologis for a possibility of cervicla radiculopathy. You may need MRI of c spine and electrodiagnostic study. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder blade with deep breath?

Pain in shoulder blade with deep breath?

See your doctor: Pain with deep inhalation may be a rib slightly out of place or a myofascial injury. But it is best to make sure it's nothing worse by being examined by your physician. Then, if it's musculoskeletal, go see a good osteopath. Find one near you: http://physician.Academyofosteopathy.Org, http://www.Cranialacademy.Com or http://jamesjealous.Com/physician-directory/u-s-physician-directory/. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. What is it?

Upper back pain in shoulder blade area. What is it?

Trigger points: Pain around the shoulder blades (scapula) is commonly caused by trigger points , also known as myofascial pain. These painful areas may respond to i've or heat, massage , acupressure, rest or physical therapy. Occasionally injections or acupuncture may be helpful. ...Read more

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My labrum is torn 10 to 5 oclock. pain in shoulder blade area, around neck and at joints of collarbone. I am 64. shoulder unstable. do I need surgery?

My labrum is torn  10 to 5 oclock. pain in shoulder blade area, around neck and at joints of collarbone. I am 64. shoulder unstable. do I need surgery?

Yes if unstable: The neck and shoulder blade pain can be a sign of lower cervical disk disease. The pain you are describing may be a combination of more than one problem. A torn labrum does not always require surgery. If the shoulder is unstable then you will require surgery to control the pain and prevent further shoulder joint damage. If the tear was due to trauma it is also more likely to require surgery. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Have for 2 nights severe burning sharp pain in shoulder blade and behind breast upon lying down and breathing,.ok when sit up but burn stays a little ?

Have for 2 nights severe burning sharp pain in shoulder blade and behind breast upon lying down and breathing,.ok when sit up but burn stays a little ?

Muscle issues..: It sounds like you might have some muscle and possible nerve irritation in that area. If you suffered an injury, pushed,pulled, did heavy lifting this is most likely the consequence. Sometimes just by sleeping in the wrong position you may have this issue. Icing and anti-inflammatory meds can help. If persists or worse make sure you get checked ASAP esp. if not better or chest pain as well. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in shoulder blade and back of arm and tingling in fingers, help can't find much relief even taking an anti-inflammatory , muscle rela?

Excruciating pain in shoulder blade and back of arm and tingling in fingers, help can't find much relief even taking an anti-inflammatory , muscle rela?

Nerve: Several considerations, such as nerve problem in neck shoulder region, or even distally in arm. See your doctor to find out if this might be cervical radiculopathy, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, or notalgia paresthetica. If this left sided, check for cardiac issues. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
Once
Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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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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