What is the scapula?

Shoulder blade. The scapula is also called the shoulder blade. There is a right and left shoulder blade, and they are large bones located at your upper back.

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What musel in under scapula and what it got to do with thoracic. T5t6?

Variable. There are a few muscles bn the scapula and thoracic ribs. The inferior angle of the scapula is at t6. Read more...
Subscapularis. This muscle is innervated by the upper and lower subscapular nerves, which are branches of the posterior chord of the brachial plexus. This branch of the brachial plexus arises from c5, 6, and 7. T5/6 are not involved at all. Read more...

What causes pain along scapula left side with sneezing?

Most likely due 2- -muscle. Actually a sneeze is a fairly violent procedure as far as the body is concerned. U essentially brace Urself & then a very strong muscle contraction involving diaphragm, abdominals, back & scapular stabilizers. So the most likely cause is muscular. Read more...
Repeated forceful. sneezing may strain the scapula, either side,. Try some nasal steroid sparys and Zyrtec. Read more...

What can cause an upwardly rotated scapula?

You have scoliosis? It may be a simple muscle imbalance. Need to stretch as well as strengthen and PT need to mobilize the scar tissue binding down your scapula. Read more...

What is the solution to winged scapula?

Tendon transfer. The most common cause of winged scapula is paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle. This muscle pulls the lower tip of the triangular scapula down and forwards on the rib cage. Winging occurs when the scapula sticks up. If you have not gotten better in 18 months the best treatment is a tendon transfer using half of the pectoral major muscle to substitute for the serratus anterior muscle. Read more...
Diagnosis? There are many and varied reasons for a winged scapula. In our practice the vast majority of patients have scapular winging secondary to shoulder instability so it is important to have a comprehensive evaluation to determine the root cause of the winging before moving ahead with treatment. Read more...

What specialist should I see for scapula winging?

Winged scapula. Best to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon, although they may require u to have a nerve test performed. Most of the treatment can be overseen by the Ortho dr. Read more...

What type of joint is the scapula?

It has 3 joints. The shoulder joint itself known as the Glenohumeral joint, (is a ball and socket articulation between the head of the humerus and the glenoid cavity of the scapula) The acromioclavicular (AC) joint (where the clavicle meets the acromion of the scapula) The scapulothoracic joint (where the scapula meets with the ribs at the back of the chest) Read more...
Bone. The scapula is a bone, not a joint. The major joint on the scapula is known as the gleno- humeral joint which is the joint between the scapula and the humerus and is otherwise known as the shoulder joint. Read more...

Clicks and crackles when I pull my shoulder back. What's in between the top of scapula and rib cage? What could cause this?

Costochondritis. Costochondritis is inflammation of the junctions where the upper ribs join with the cartilage that holds them to the sternum.Causes localized chest wall pain and tenderness associated with crackles and clicks you are describing. Similar symptoms occur where the the top of the scapula, (the acromium), and the clavicle connect. Read more...