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I pulled a muscle by my left shoulder blade. What can I do forvthe pain other than using hot/cold compresses?
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Dr. Joshi Aditi
General Practice
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In brief: Pain reliever
Try tylenol (acetaminophen) and a light massage.

In brief: Pain reliever
Try tylenol (acetaminophen) and a light massage.
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Dr. Joshi Aditi
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Shoulder blade pain
It is unusual to "pull" a muscle in this area.
Probably the most common source of pain here is a pinched or strained nerve in the neck on that side. A rare cause is subphrenic abcess. You need to have this evaluated if persistent but can do neck stretches and icing of the neck to try and relieve inflammation with referred pain to the shoulder blade.

In brief: Shoulder blade pain
It is unusual to "pull" a muscle in this area.
Probably the most common source of pain here is a pinched or strained nerve in the neck on that side. A rare cause is subphrenic abcess. You need to have this evaluated if persistent but can do neck stretches and icing of the neck to try and relieve inflammation with referred pain to the shoulder blade.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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