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What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search for other causes such as a muscle pull, arthritis. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...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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What causes pain in left back side up near shoulder blade?

What causes pain in left back side up near shoulder blade?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and i would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain right below the left shoulder blade?

Not simple: Assuming no direct trauma to the bones or chest wall, can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even an odd chest tumor. ...Read more

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What causes pain in right shoulder blade, neck, and above right ear?

What causes pain in right shoulder blade, neck, and above right ear?

Neck Pain: This can be caused by a number of different conditions. The most common would likely be pain from the cervical spine. ...Read more

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What could cause pain when i cough underneath the left shoulder blade?

Referred pain: Your pain could be due to either aggrivation of a pulled muscle in the back. It could also be referred from irritation of the nerves that innervate the diaphragm. A good physical therapist or massotherapist should be able help if it is related to a musculoskeletal cause. ...Read more

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What causes gas pain under your right shoulder blade?

Several options: If you've had a recent laparoscopic procedure, the gas utilized during that procedure can case shoulder pain for several days. Other than that, pain in that area could be caused by a thoracic radiculopathy or a trigger point, among other things. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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What cause back shoulder blade pain

What cause back shoulder blade pain

Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain in shoulder blade and hip when coughing?

Multiple answers: Sharp pain in the shoulder with coughing could represent a problem with a cervical or thoracic disc problem or possibly an issue with tendonitis in the shoulder. Less likely but possible. Definitely needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause extremely uncomfortable throbbing pain between neck and shoulder going underneath shoulder blade?

Nondiagnostic: Without a thorough history and physical examination of the area, the problem is nondiagnostic at this time. However an irritable nerve or muscle may be causing the discomfort. If a rash appears shingles is a possibility. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician. In the meantime try cold or hot packs and rubbing liniment, and ,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. ...Read more

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What can cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?

Muscle Pain: There are some muscles that attach right on the shoulder blade called the rhomboid muscles and you may have strained one of those at the attachment. Usually we use these muscles when our arm is above our shoulder so perhaps some activity strained this. If pain doesn't resolve over next seven days or so you should get checked as sometimes the lungs can cause pain around the shoulder blade. ...Read more

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What could cause pain between my shoulder blades?

What could cause pain between my shoulder blades?

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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Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

Why is there a sharp, stabbing pain underneath my left shoulder blade?

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 could cause pain in ribs under right shoulder?

What could cause pain in ribs under right shoulder?

Let me try to help: many stuff could cause pain in that area, the common in my practice is bursitis in that area. ...Read more

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Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Probable causes of left shoulder blade pain?

Muscle spasm : The shoulder blade is suspended by the superior trapezius and rhomboid muscles. When chronically stressed these muscles can go into spasm. Muscle relaxants, massage, acupuncture, biofeedback and heat can reverse the spasm. A good therapist to help is a physical therapist. ...Read more