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Why Does My Right Shoulder Blade Hurt
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
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Mechanics: If you are a recreational thrower it may be your throwing mechanics... ...Read more
I have a bad pain under my left shoulder blade and can't move my arm without it hurting plus when i cough it hurts under my shoulder blade?
Muscle strain: Most likely is a muscle strain.During the act of coughfing several muscles are activated in a sudden and strong manner and that include muscle around the shoulder blade.Need to strecht them out , applky some heat and take otc analgesics.If pain persist need to see your pcp. ...Read more
Many causes: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Your pain could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more
Rotator cuff: @ your age pain w/ motion away from your body is most likely related to the rotator cuff.Tendinitis/ bursitis can also cause pain w/ sleeping on the affected side.The rotator cuff initiates abduction of the arm and are important " fine tuners" of motion, esp. External rotation in conjunction w/ the powerful deltoid. If your pain continues or u develop any weakness see your ors. Gl! ...Read more
Go get checked out: If one is having pleuritic pain (pain when one breathes deeply), associated with fast heart beat and gasping for air, all occurring at the same time, not resolving, lasting longer than about 10minutes , then it is best to call 911, especially if one recently travelled long distances (ex: >4 hours by car/plane without moving around), had recent surgery, smoke, and/or take birth control pills. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever i move my left shoulder backwards, my shoulder clicks. My right shoulder doesn't click -- only my left one. What does it mean? Is it serious?
Not necessarily : If you are not having any more trouble than that, it is not likely serious. You may have a subtle instability in the shoulder that clicks. If it causes you more problem, don't hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam would likely determine the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need much more info: Does it hurt all the time, or only with certain movements? What makes the pain worse? What makes it better. Did the pain start suddenly or gradually? What activity were you doing before/when the pain started? What part of the shoulder hurts? See your pcp to have shoulder evaluated. Be prepared to answer above questions. Nsaid may temporarily relieve some of the pain until see doc. ...Read more
More info?: Did you injure yourself? How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does food affect the pain? Have you had any surgery ? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Any nausea? Fevers? If this is recent you could try ibuprofen, heat, massage. If long standing or worsening see a doctor to begin workup. ...Read more
Difficult to say: why it moves around. But this is a good sign. Cancerous growths generally do no move around freely. Have a surgeon take a look at it. ...Read more
Impossible to answer: That is impossible to answer. Not enough info. ...Read more
Why does my upper back on both shoulder blades hurt really bad? It's a sharp shooting pain on both sides.
Cervical radic: this could be from pinched cervical roots aka cervical radiculopathy, at your age the most common reason for it is a disk bulge/herniation. less likely is a demyelinating cervical lesion like MS, would be atypical to involve both sides. MRI C-spine would help answer this, emg/ncs will be normal in purely sensory cervical radiculopathy. ...Read more
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