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Why Does My Right Shoulder Blade Hurt
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
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.
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
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
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?
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.
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
I've had sharp pain in my back under my right shoulder blade when lying down for a few months. It now hurts all the time, especially with deep breath.
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.?
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?
Right below my right shoulder blade when I breathe in it hurts and takes my breathe away what could it be?
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
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
I've had pain in my right breast for several days. Now I have pain in my right shoulder blade that hurts to move.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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
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
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.?
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