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Why does my shoulder blade hurt so frequently?

Why does my shoulder blade hurt so frequently?

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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I have this sharp on/off pain in my upper left side, feels like it's near my shoulder blade. Hurt my upper back a few days ago, possibly related?

I have this sharp on/off pain in my upper left side, feels like it's near my shoulder blade. Hurt my upper back a few days ago, possibly related?

Shoulder pain: This can be muscle pain, especially if you hurt your back and you have been compensating for it by walking dand holding yourself differently, it should resolve with time and nsaidss. ...Read more

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Is there a reason it hurts under my shoulder blade when i lay down?

Is there a reason it hurts under my shoulder blade when i lay down?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more

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I hurt my shoulder blade it's kinda behind the shoulder and radiates up to the neck?

Probably muscular: Depending how long it has hurt and how you did it this is probably a muscle sprain/strain. Trying heath, stretching and over the counter anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable for a few weeks. If it does not get better after 2 weeks go to your doctor. ...Read more

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Around and under my left shoulder blade is grinding and it hurts, what exactly is grinding?

Around and under my left shoulder blade is grinding and it hurts, what exactly is grinding?

Not sure : Could be a problem with the shoulder mechanism. May want to consider a visit to your primary care for an exam. May need an orthopedic referral as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when i move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?

My left shoulder and shoulder blade hurts bad when i move it or prop up on it what can be the cause?

It could be: from a musculoskeletal strain,bursitis,tendonitis,arthritis,rotator cuff injury etc. If it gets worse, go see your Dr and consider having an Xray taken. Take care! http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/shouldersurgery/a/shoulderpain.htm ...Read more

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Why would u hurt in ur back at lower shoulder blade, it feels like a pin or a knife sticking me in that spot?

A few things : A few thing can cause this. Zoster in its early stages can do this before seeing shingles. A pleuro-pulmonary process, nerve pain from the intercostal nerves may as well. Muscular etiology less likely. A "pinched" nerve in the lower part of the neck or the upper back quite commonly manifests this way. Start by seeing your doctor for an exam and x-rays. ...Read more

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Difficulty taking deep breaths. Hurts on the right side front and especially the back near shoulder blade. Never happened before.

Difficulty taking deep breaths. Hurts on the right side front and especially the back near shoulder blade. Never happened before.

Gall bladder disease: You may have gall bladder disease with referred pain to your shoulder. See your doctor for an ultra sound evaluation. ...Read more

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