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Right shoulder blade pain

Causes of Right Shoulder Blade Painright shoulder blade pain

Right shoulder blade pain may be the result of overexertion, sleeping on the shoulder in an awkward position, slumping over a computer keyboard, or even wearing an ill-fitting bra. The normal aging process also contributes to many cases of shoulder pain and is the result of years of wear and tear on the shoulder, neck, back, and arms.

Serious Conditions that can cause Right Shoulder Blade Pain

There are many minor causes of shoulder blade pain, so please don’t get immediately alarmed. However, right shoulder blade pain can be related to more serious conditions so my advice if you’re suffering from right shoulder blade pain is to get it checked out by a doctor.

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Causes of Pain under the Shoulder Blade

There are many possible causes of pain under shoulder blade and as I explained in my previous post, some of these causes are very serious.

For that reason my advice if you experience pain under your shoulder blade is to see a doctor immediately.

Causes of Pain under Shoulder Blade

Heart Attack

The most serious cause of pain under the shoulder blade can being pain from a heart attack.

In a heart attack the be localized to the shoulder or it may spread to the arms or neck and be accompanied by nausea, shortness of breath, or sweating.

Abdominal Conditions

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 condition can cause pain under the shoulder blade.  These abdominal condition include peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis, and esophagitis.

Ectopic Pregnancy

In women of childbearing age pain under the shoulder blade can be a symptom of an ectopic pregnancy.

Chest conditions

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.

Shoulder injuries and strains

Shoulder injuries can cause pain under the shoulder blade.  Muscle strains or tears can also cause pain under the shoulder blades.

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Self-Massage Your Shoulder

Self massage to the shoulders can help to relieve tension from the neck area. This can have a noticeable improvement on your shoulder pain! As a basic guideline you can begin by massaging the small band of muscles at the base of your skull, then grab and squeeze your trapezius muscles, then pull and knead the muscles around the top of your shoulder blade, base of your neck and on your back. End off by kneading first the one side of your neck and then the other.

One thing I would say is to start gently, in case you get a reaction to your own treatment and are left feeling a little tender. Once you get used to gentle massage, you can go a little deeper and more regularly.

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