Pain from gallbladder disease can cause pain that is often located on the right under the shoulder blade, or on the tip of the shoulder.
Other abdominal conditions that can cause pain under the shoulder blade are peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis, and esophagitis. Esophagitis is inflammation and irritation of the esophagus, this frequently happens with acid reflux disease or the use of certain medications.
In women of childbearing age, another consideration for pain under the shoulder blade is ectopic pregnancy.
Chest conditions that can cause pain under the shoulder blade include: blood clots in the lungs, pleurisy and pneumonia. Pleurisy is an irritation and inflammation of the surfaces of the lungs. It frequently follows viral infections that are accompanied by coughing.
Pain that comes from lung conditions often gets worse when a deep breath is taken. Both chest and abdominal conditions causing pain under the shoulder blades by causing irritation to the diaphragm.
Shoulder injuries from over work or over use can cause pain under the shoulder blade. Rib pain is commonly felt under the shoulder blade and usually gets worse when you breath in or do a repetitive motion such as bending or twisting.
There is a complex network of ligaments and muscles that are connected to the ribs and chest. Spasms of the muscles between the ribs can lead to pain, this can also affect the joints where the ribs meet the spine, causing irritation and inflammation.
Muscle strains or tears can cause pain under the shoulder blades, this pain may be felt as a specific episode during physical activity, or appear later and seem to be unrelated.
Pain from injuries can be quite bothersome and can continue for weeks or months. Movement of the shoulder joint in raising the are in a forward or sideways motion over the head can cause pain under the shoulder blade. This is due to movement of the shoulder blade on the chest wall.
Go and see a Doctor
Since the causes of pain under the shoulder blade are many, it is wise to see your family doctor for an evaluation of pain symptoms.
Try to make notes on what makes the pain worse, what makes it better, and when you feel it most often. Always seek immediate medical care by calling 911 (US) 999 (UK) or 112 (International) for any pain that is accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, pain that radiates to the jaw, neck, or arms, or pain that seems to rapidly escalate.
Exercises to Relieve Shoulder Pain
Once you have ruled out more serious causes of pain under the shoulder blade you will probably be advised to do shoulder exercises to strengthen and rehabilitate your shoulder. I have created a complete program to help you.
Your Risk Free Opportunity to Become Pain Free......
I am Committed to Helping You Overcome Shoulder Pain Fast........
And The FastestWay to Overcome Your Shoulder Pain and Give Your Shoulder Long-Term Strength is to Download my 44 Page Book,Exercise Your Shoulder Pain-Free.........
Because you have my Cast-Iron 56 Days, No Questions, No Hassle Money Back Guarantee. Frankly if you're not convinced that my book is worth far more than the price you have paid and that it has helped you overcome your pain, I wouldn't want to keep your money.
P.S. Get rid of your shoulder pain Get rid of your shoulder pain once and for all! Don't put up with pain any longer. Because my simple, fast shoulder pain relief program really works.
P.P.S. Remember, your decision is backed by my 100% Money Back Guarantee, so download it now, read it, try it out for two months and if it doesn't work as described, you'll get a Full Refund with no questions asked. You have nothing to lose, because I'm taking all the risk for you.
Tim Allardyce BSc (Hons) DO MCSP SRP
Professional Physical Therapist