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What causes a bad pain in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

What causes a bad pain  in my right shoulder blade and back pain/ seems to be the right side of my rib cage

An Ortho evaluation: When patients have persistent pain a good physical and exam can usually help figure out the causes which in this situation can include rotator cuff issues, neck pain, a pinched nerve or muscle spasm. An orthopedist or physical medicine and rehab can evaluate if a MRI is necessary and when to start therapy or other treatment. There are other non ortho causes of pain to consider like costochondritis. ...Read more

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What could be causing the pain in my left shoulder and arm that started as pain in my neck and shoulder blade?

What could be causing the pain in my left shoulder and arm that started as pain in my neck and shoulder blade?

Most likely: A musculoskeletal disorder at your age. But it could mean referred pain from your heart. Time to go to doctor to have it checked out. ...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 ?

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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Continues pain in lower right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Continues pain in lower right shoulder blade what can be the cause?

Musculoskeletal: There could be many causes for pain. It could be bone, muscle or radiated pain from somewhere else. You may wanna go to pcp and get checked. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in right shoulder blade and in lower left abdomen?

What could cause pain in right shoulder blade and in lower left abdomen?

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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What causes pain between the shoulder blades and causing a dull sensation down you right arm?

Musculoskeletal : Strain and/or injury to the muscles of your upper back is most likely. A less likely cause would be degeneration or protrusion of a thoracic intervertebral disk impinging on a nerve. Try rest, heat and analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) and see if doesn't improve on its own. O/w, radiographic studies should be performed. ...Read more

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What is sharp pain in the collarbone area between neck and shoulder on right side?

MANY possibilities: Numerous possibilities: In that region are found bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, lymph nodes, apex of lung, nerves, and I probably forgot some! If you have a lump there, see a doctor promptly. If pain persists, see doctor to tell him/her where it hurts, when, how often, etc. Without these details and a physical exam, we can only speculate. ...Read more

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Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you : Injure it? Are you left handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in the upper part of my right arm. Along with pain in elbow and occasionally numbness in my pinky finger. What could be causing this?

Stabbing pain in the upper part of my right arm. Along with pain in elbow and occasionally numbness in my pinky finger. What could be causing this?

Ulnar neuritis: Sounds like you have irritation of the ulnar nerve. It is very sensitive by the inner posterior aspect of your elbow ….:your funny bone….. If you bumped this area or slept on it wrong it could have caused an irritation. Usually gets better with time, rest, avoiding impact. Get it checked if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

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What might cause weakness/aching in the left shoulder to left elbow, tightness in left chest for a few weeks?

What might cause weakness/aching in the left shoulder to left elbow, tightness in left chest for a few weeks?

Likely musculoskelet: Likely musculoskeletal but you need an exam to confirm. If you have other symptoms such as shortness of breath or risk factors for heart or lung disease be seen in the ER. Otherwise, see your family doctor for an exam and management. All the best. ...Read more

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Experiencing left shoulder ache, the pain radiates down the arm to the bottom palm of my hand? I'd describe it as a burning/shooting sensation...

Experiencing left shoulder ache, the pain radiates down the arm to the bottom palm of my hand? I'd describe it as a burning/shooting sensation...

May be pinched nerv: May be a pinched nerve but that would more likely be due to the neck which may be why the cough makes it worse. You can ask your physician, try a neck pillow neck collar but may need physical therapy. ...Read more

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What causes pain in alternating shoulder blades? Pain has been in my left shoulder blade with burning and now moved to the right.

Exam: you are describing both neuritis and myalgia ( muscle and nerve irritiation/pain)- you need an examination to determine the cause.The burning pain suggests periperal neuropathy- get checked for diabetes and shingles. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

See a spine guy or-: -PCP & get referrals if needed. Sounds like cervical disk in origin so may need an MRI 2 really know. An orthopedic surgeon is also a way 2 determine if shoulder in origin or cervical. ...Read more

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Have a deep pain above right shoulder blade, what causes the pain?

Have a deep pain above right shoulder blade, what causes the pain?

Many possibilities: The differential is long but here are a few of the more common considerations: referred pain from the cervical spine (particularly c5 which supplies some of the muscles of the scapula), intrinsic shoulder pathology (impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tears...), brachial neuritis (parsonage turner syndrome) and entrapment neuropathies (dorsal scapular nerve). Please meet with your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Left lower outer chest area with sharp pain radiating to shoulder blade. What is the possible cause?23/m with history of gastritis and tenting of left diap

Left lower outer chest area with sharp pain radiating to shoulder blade. What is the possible cause?23/m with history of gastritis and tenting of left diap

Likely GI, but...: In general, such a pain does not sound like heart pain, which is what most people would be concerned about.However, young people can have heart attacks. Such things as family history, smoking, gender, other diseases like high BP and diabetes increase the risk.However, i would think musculoskeletal or GI like reflux more likely.Bad pain, worsening, radiation, nausea, sweating or short breath-be seen. ...Read more

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