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What could be some causes of pain in arm and back shoulder blade?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
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In brief: Many causes

From the start, this could either be a neck problem or a shoulder problem. From the neck, common causes include muscle spasm, pinched nerves, and arthritis.
From the shoulder, common causes include rotator cuff problems, arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. There are other problems that can cause scapular pain as well. If it is bothering you, it is best to get it checked out by a doc.

In brief: Many causes

From the start, this could either be a neck problem or a shoulder problem. From the neck, common causes include muscle spasm, pinched nerves, and arthritis.
From the shoulder, common causes include rotator cuff problems, arthritis, and adhesive capsulitis. There are other problems that can cause scapular pain as well. If it is bothering you, it is best to get it checked out by a doc.
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