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What Causes Pain Behind Right Shoulder Blade
What can cause pain behind right shoulder blade before then right side of back after eating and when stressed? A dull, achey, burning sensation.
Started last night sharp pain behind right shoulder blade when breathing worse with deep breath, radiates into right neck and arm-seems better today??
Getting v uncomfortable burning pain either under or behind right shoulder blade. Sometimes spreads down back. More prominent when active. Any ideas?
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
It is possible that you have either a nerve injury to the muscles of your shoulder or you could have an injury to the tendon and the dent is a result of atrophy of the muscle from lack of use.
I would recommend a visit with your local orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, examination and possible imaging if necessary. ...Read more
Depends: Pain in this area can have many causes, from a herniated disc in here neck to simple overuse or postural issues. A more thorough history of your symptoms and physical exam are needed to advise you. ...Read more
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
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
See your doctor: Several things can cause pain in the shoulder. You should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Only through this can he/she tell you what's going on and wha to do for it. ...Read more
Not simple.: Assuming no trauma to that site, shoulder pain can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even a peculiar lung tumor called a pancoast tumor. Start with primary doctor, she/he will take a history, physical, do some blood work and get a plain chest x-ray and shoulder x-rays. ...Read more
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
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
What medication can I take for the sharp pain under my shoulder blade on my right side What could cause sharp pain under the right shoulder blade?
Pain: Pain below the shoulder is very likely muscular. It is possible you may have a pulled muscle causing sharp pain. However, at your age there are several other possibilities such as shingles. Please see your doctor for proper evaluation. Also, note any other symptoms such as shortness of breath, sweating, burning pain etc. ...Read more
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
Yes: Cervical stenosis can cause radiating pain anywhere from the neck, through the shoulder region and into the arm. It could also refer pain down near towards the blade, or there could be concurrent myofascial pain. With proper medication and physical therapy, if there's no neurologic compromise, the symptoms should be controlled. Should see a medical doctor. ...Read more
Lots: Lots of things, but a pulled muscle would be one cause. ...Read more
Pain behind the bottom right side of head for past two weeks. Radiates down to right shoulder blade?
Muscle or nerve: This could be an inflamed muscle or pinched/irritated nerve. If there has been no strain or injury, I recommend applying intermittent moist heat and, if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen). If there is worsening of pain on turning the neck, wear a soft cervical collar. See your Physician if symptoms worsen or persist and xrays May be ordered to look for arthritis or neck spurs. ...Read more
Was woken up with sharp pain in right shoulder blade and neck. What could cause something like this? (haven't been in any accidents)
It can be one of: Several possibilities ranging from: muscular, cervical disc origin, shoulder issue, even gi, respiratory and cardiac etiology. If it does not resolve or worsens, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump near my right shoulder blade. It causes me pain an discomfort almost all the time. Should I have this checked out?
Sure, check it out.: In a young person such as yourself, it's most likely nothing serious, like a lipoma (benign fatty mass). But you don't need to be bothered by it. Have it checked out and removed. Good luck! ...Read more
I constantly have a knot behind my right shoulder blade, it moves when it is touched. Is it muscle related? Or should I have it checked out?
Lump near shoulder: There are a few possibilities. If it is painful and no lump or nodule is found then it can muscle spasms causing a knot. It could be a cyst or a lipoma which is a fat collection. If the size of it is greater than 1 cm or it has grown recently or has become more painful or it is causing other symptoms like numbness then I would have it evaluated. ...Read more
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
I coughed hard and immediately had a sudden sharp pain behind my right shoulder blade and it persists when take deep breath, now feelShortness breath?
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
What are some possibles causes of severe trapezius spasms in right causing a lot of swelling and deep sharp pain in right shoulder blade. Unbearable?
Various: 44y female w. spinal stenosis, disk degeneration, loss cervical lordosis & history shoulder surgery w. severe unilateral Superior trapezius painful muscle spasm, esp. Shoulder blade. POTENTIALLY CAUSAL: crossed Trapesium muscles, see below, large breasts, anterior sloped shoulders, swan neck, asymmetric shoulders, tilted head, thoraco-lumbar scoliosis & repetitive stress on computer looking left. ...Read more
Yesterday I noticed I had a sharp pain on behind my right shoulder blade & now it's so intense. It is unbearably painful to cough & I have short breath.
Myofascial pain: This is often due to myofascial pain / myofascial nodule originating in the rhomboid muscle. A physical therapist can help you work out the trigger point. It may be feasible to work this out yourself using a tennis ball that is sandwiched between you and the floor while compressing the painful nodule. ...Read more
I was doing pullups and the next day I started to feel a tightness and uncomfortable feeling in my right shoulder blade. What is the cause of this.?
Strain/non dominant?: If it is ur non dominant hand, it may b weaker & was strained while ur dominant is stronger an could handle it if it's ur dominant u may have used it harder 2 do the pull ups, aiding your weaker side. Also depends on ur grip being equal on the bar. Does not sound more then usual stiffness after a workout. Something torn etc. Would cause immediate pain. Ice, tub soak nsaids rest i.? Massage. ...Read more
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
45 yr old f, sharp persistent pain under right shoulder blade, radiates to front of body, feels "tight" and shifting causes the pain, +4 days? What might be the cause, how serious?
Needs evaluation: Pain in the chest can be musculoskeletal like a pulled muscle or a cracked rib but can also be from inflammation of the pleura (the covering of the lung) or even a problem in the lung like a pulmonary embolus. This could be serious but may not be. You should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more
Many possible causes: The twitching may be related to any number of reasons including stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional deficiencies. See your physician if you are concerned. In the meantime, you could try stretching, using a heating pad, etc. Here is some more information: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read more
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