1 doctor weighed in:

I tripped and fell into my truck with my shoulder. I have a sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder blade on the back side and upper rib cag?

1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: Contusion vs fractur

Most likely that you have a contusion/strain from falling and hitting your truck.
Often, pain is worse a day or two after injury due to inflammation etc...Uncomplicated fractures of rib or shoulder blades can happen, but no casting is needed..So only need to treat pain/inflammation for comfort. Gentle range of motion/stretching, and motrin/aleve for few days..If worsen, call your doc.. Good luck.

In brief: Contusion vs fractur

Most likely that you have a contusion/strain from falling and hitting your truck.
Often, pain is worse a day or two after injury due to inflammation etc...Uncomplicated fractures of rib or shoulder blades can happen, but no casting is needed..So only need to treat pain/inflammation for comfort. Gentle range of motion/stretching, and motrin/aleve for few days..If worsen, call your doc.. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
33 years in practice
940K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors