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Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Hello, I woke up in the middle of the night in pin. My right shoulder blade hurt and I couldn't move my body without so much pain. When I look left it doesn't hurt but I cannot turn to the right without cringing and crying. I also cannot relax it hurts to

Pinched nerve: Often these symptoms come from a pinched nerve in the neck. A neck (cervical) disc herniation often causes pain in the shoulder blade. Worsening pain turning your head toward the affected side is very common. Be alert for any pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the arm or hand. See your PCP or a spinal specialist if it does not improve. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

My right shoulder blade hurt all of a sudden. I used to work out (gymnastics) before. Also I used to carry heavy purse to school using my right hand.

Could be neck?: Frequently pain in the scapula esp along the medial border is indicative of cervical spine problems such as spondylitis and or a pinched nerve

you would need to see someone to help figure this out. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

My right shoulder blade hurts. Is this normal after removal of the gallbladder?

Yes it can be: The shoulder blade region is a common area of referred pain from the GI system and gallbladder pain can be referred to this area. ...Read more

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When I work for 10 mins, I have a burning hurt in my back right below my right shoulder blade, when I stop work it gets a lot better. What can this be?

When I work for 10 mins, I have a burning hurt in my back right below my right shoulder blade, when I stop work it gets a lot better. What can this be?

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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I was curling my hair and something popped around my right shoulder blade and now it hurts?

I was curling my hair and something popped around my right shoulder blade and now it hurts?

Probably a muscle st: Try otc ibuprofen or naproxyn. If they don't help after a few days, see a doctor for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Hi I have pain under my right shoulder blade close to the center of my back, it takes my breath away and hurts really bad?

Aortic aneurysm: Thar is dissecting would be top on the list of things to rule out. Other thing could be a muscle spasm or gallbladder pain. Many other things are on the list as well. You would need a doc to look at you to be able to tell. Needs a visit to the er. ...Read more

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I rode a wooden rollercoaster today and while riding I felt a sharp pain below my right shoulder blade slightly to the left. It still hurts 3 hour.

I rode a wooden rollercoaster today and while riding I felt a sharp pain below my right shoulder blade slightly to the left. It still hurts 3 hour.

Muscle strain: U tighten up during the ride and r thrown about. Ice rest activity modification. If persistent c u r pcp. Also otc nsaids. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 28 yrs old woman, I hv a mild pain in my right shoulder blade for 4-5 months. It hurts on touching n thr is a patch of skin with no sensation?

Hi, I am 28 yrs old woman, I hv a mild pain in my right shoulder blade for 4-5 months. It hurts on touching n thr is a patch of skin with no sensation?

Get examined: The numb patch associated with the pain suggests a neurologic origin of the problem-either a disc protrusion pressing on a nerve root exiting from a vertebra or a primary inflammation of a superficial nerve itself. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate tests will be ordered like an xray of the scapula and/or an MRI of the spine. ...Read more

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It hurts underneath my right shoulder blade everytime I breathe in?

It hurts underneath my right shoulder blade everytime I breathe in?

Many causes: How long it's been there? It can be anything from muscle sprain, to gallbladder disease. You can try some anti inflammatory (motrin) with food and if you have no allergy, see if it helps. Avoid fatty fried foods. ...Read more

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I have pain in my upper back right below my right shoulder blade it hurts when any pressure is applied and small red lines have also appeared.?

I have pain in my upper back right below my right shoulder blade it hurts when any pressure is applied and small red lines have also appeared.?

Monitor closely: Can try a couple of days of antiinflammatory but if not better in couple of days or if red lines increase need to be seen by a professional ...Read more

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Burning pain underneath my right shoulder blade on the inside hurts to the point I can't move but when I do it goes away. I'm only 20 what could it be?

Burning pain underneath my right shoulder blade on the inside hurts to the point I can't move but when I do it goes away. I'm only 20 what could it be?

Get checked out: If this has been going on for several weeks, then it is time to get checked out by you doc. It is likely muscular and would improve with physical therapy. Be sure and get looked at. ...Read more

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Right below my right shoulder blade when I breathe in it hurts and takes my breathe away what could it be?

Right below my right shoulder blade when I breathe in it hurts and takes my breathe away what could it be?

Pain in shoulder: Could be costochondritis (inflammation of bone lining in ribs), but you should see your doctor to rule out all the other things it could be. ...Read more

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Last night I started experiencing a pain in my right shoulder blade, more to the top, it hurts when I move and breathe, especially when I breathe in?

Last night I started experiencing a pain in my right shoulder blade, more to the top, it hurts when I move and breathe, especially when I breathe in?

There are a: Number of diagnoses possible including but not limited to muscle pull (including the DIAPHRAGM which IS a muscle!!) to gallbladder inflammation/stones
If it persists call your PCP. In the meantime go lightly on your food and try applying heat to your upper back!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have pain under my right shoulder blade radiates down my back to the middle. It hurts with movement and when taking in a deep breath. It started whe?

I have pain under my right shoulder blade radiates down my back to the middle. It hurts with movement and when taking in a deep breath. It started whe?

There are many: Potential diagnoses for the symptoms that you describe some of which could be potentially life threatening. In general musculoskeletal discomfort would be considered but in a woman potentially taking birth control and/or smoking, pulmonary embolus should be excluded. If your symptoms persist you should seek an evaluation by a health care provider without delay. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my right breast for several days. Now I have pain in my right shoulder blade that hurts to move.

What's inside?: Hi StephaneW
Assuming no injury, and no lump you can feel in your breast, you may want to consult your primary care physician because its possible something inside your chest could be causing both the pains, something involving your lung or even heart. ...Read more

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I have very bad muscle cramps around my right shoulder blade with big red dots like things that hurt badly. What could it be?

I have very bad muscle cramps around my right shoulder blade with big red dots like things that hurt badly. What could it be?

Maybe shingles: While it could be trigger point tenderness, I usually don't see "red dots" on the skin. Have any of these "dots" blistered or does it look more like a rash? If so, you should be evaluated for shingles. ...Read more

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Hi under my right shoulder blade is a sharp pain while intensified by sneezing and hurts when I move. Are there any treatments to this condition?

Hi under my right shoulder blade is a sharp pain while intensified by sneezing and hurts when I move. Are there any treatments to this condition?

There R many treat-: -ments 4 orthopedic conditions or medical problems, but 1'st U need a diagnosis. Especially if Ur on BC pills, as this could B intrinsic shoulder or pulmonary in origin. Get in 2 C Ur PCP 4 a start & get referrals if necessary. I feel this is very important 4 Ur health & safety. ...Read more

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I've had esophagitis on and off a long time now. Now after I swallow it hurts behind my sternum, then behind my right shoulder blade. Is this bad?

I've had esophagitis on and off a long time now. Now after I swallow it hurts behind my sternum, then behind my right shoulder blade. Is this bad?

See your doc: You need to see your doc. Don't know details of duration, treatment, investigations (barium swallow or endoscopy, etc.). If you never had these done, you need them done now. If you have had them done, how long ago? May need them repeated. Also make sure it's not gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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When I sit up straight in a stool I get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes, and when I take deep breath it don't feel pain?

When I sit up straight in a stool I get sharp pains under my right shoulder blade, it hurts sometimes, and when I take deep breath it don't feel pain?

Muscle, nerve: Probably a rhomboid strain, scapular bursitis, costotransverse or costovertebral joint problem where the ribs meet the spine, , or a costochondritis (irritation of the cartilage between the ribs). You should check with your primary care doc just in case it is referred pain for an organ as well. ...Read more

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I have a big size lump under my right shoulder blade. At first it wasn't giving me any problems, now it is hard for me to lay on my back or on my right side because it hurts. I can barely raise my arm for a long period without it hurting.

I have a big size lump under my right shoulder blade. At first it wasn't giving me any problems, now it is hard for me to lay on my back or on my right side because it hurts. I can barely raise my arm for a long period without it hurting.

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Not much I can do online except to tell you to go see your Family Doc to get a diagnosis & appropriate treatment. Perhaps it's a sebaceous cyst that can be drained. Or maybe a lipoma that needs to be removed. I hope it's not a pus pocket. Regardless, given that it's affecting you, that means it's time for you to see in-person care. Good luck! ...Read more

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Very intense pulling burning pain down my right shoulder blade. Tender on touch. Also, there is pimple like bump which also hurts. What is it? Causes?

Shingles: You may be developing shingles. After you get chickenpox, the virus remains inactive (becomes dormant) in certain nerves in the body. Shingles occurs after the virus becomes active again in these nerves years later.
The reason the virus suddenly becomes active again is not clear. Often only one attack occurs.
Treatment is with valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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I have pain below my right shoulder blade, hurts when I move my arm, or turn my head when I sleep I can barley turn over w/o losing my breath hurts?

I have pain below my right shoulder blade, hurts when I move my arm, or turn my head when I sleep I can barley turn over w/o losing my breath hurts?

Scapula pain: In the absence of a lifting injury or fall, you should have your lungs carefully assessed with physical exam and a chest x ray. The pain may also be referred from the thoracic spine and/or reflect of a muscle spasm of one of the scapulothoracic muscles. ...Read more

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I have a pulled muscle in my back right below my right shoulder blade. Please tell me how to get rid of it. I can't sleep and hurts to breathe?

I have a pulled muscle in my back right below my right shoulder blade. Please tell me how to get rid of it. I can't sleep and hurts to breathe?

Myofascial Pain: Sounds like you have a myofascial nodule (muscle knot) of the rhomboid muscle. This is a common yet painful location for a myofascial nodule. I'll bet your sleep is poor. These knots respond to quality sleep and deep friction massage. A pm&r specialist is your best bet at getting proper treatment if your family doc is stumped. ...Read more

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My right shoulder blade and arm hurt hands get tingles assleep. My left pinky started catching like stuck have to force open. Ring worm like rash tumm?

My right shoulder blade and arm hurt hands get tingles assleep. My left pinky started catching like stuck have to force open. Ring worm like rash tumm?

Various issues: Pain in the shoulder and hand of the same side is most likely due to pinching or impingement of a nerve root exiting the spine at the neck and caused by a bulging disc or vertebral spur. Hand tingling is often due to carpal tunnel syndrome caused by thickened ligaments in the wrist. A locking of a finger joint is usually due to joint damage. Rash is unrelated. A neurologist could dIagnose for you ...Read more

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I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

I have acid reflux and asthma flare up. I sometimes couldn't breathe even if I took Salbutamol. My right shoulder blade hurts when I take deep breath.

Acid reflux & asthma: Acid reflux can exacerbate asthma - when you reflux it can spill into lung. Consider acid reflux meds and check for H pylori a bacteria associated with gastritis. Elevate head of bed when sleeping. May need short course of steroids for asthma Shoulder blade pain is associated w/ gallbladder so would check that as a factor in GI distress. IFollow up with doc ...Read more

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I have some pain and tenderness under my right shoulder blade. It doesn't seem to hurt when I breathe, just certain movements and tender to the touch.?

I have some pain and tenderness under my right shoulder blade. It doesn't seem to hurt when I breathe, just certain movements and tender to the touch.?

Diaphragm irritation: This sounds like referred pain from either an irritated diaphragm or inflamed liver and gallbladder. I would recommend a trip to your doctor's office, rest flat on your back, and possibly an ultrasound or MRI to localize the source in your chest and/or abdomen ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my right shoulder blade (trapezius muscle I believe). Hurts most to move arm, and laugh/sigh deeply/etc, but also hurts without movement?

Have it checked out: It may be a good idea to go to an osteopathic physician, and have you checked out structurally and treated osteopathically. It would be good to see if it is of musculoskeletal cause or not, especially around the rotary cuff. S/he might need to do further imaging to see what is happening. ...Read more

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My daughter is only 12 and her right shoulder blade has been hurting for about a week now. It hurts at day time and gets worse at night.

My daughter is only 12 and her right shoulder blade has been hurting for about a week now. It hurts at day time and gets worse at night.

May be worth a visit: I've seen this as a muscle issue in kids with hand over head activities like volleyball, or as an early sign of pneumonia. The muscle issue may require some physical therapy to speed recovery. I would let someone examine her to sort it out. ...Read more