Re: Right shoulder blade pain/ache
Kier and Nfld, both of you are describing symptoms of muscle strain. You would be surprised at the pain our muscles can cause, and other symptoms such as tingling and numbness. I have lived for years dealing with back and neck problems and muscles are one of the major sources of alot of pain. Physical therapy helps me immensely. The therapist works on taking the knots out of your muscles. And yes the back and shoulder muscles are connected and most likely related. When I injured my neck, the therapist started right at my shoulder blade, where the bone sticks out, right next to that was a very bad area that caused tons of symptoms and pain above that clear up to my neck and head. This affected my upper back, shoulder and neck muscles, they are all connected. So when one tightens up, it pulls on the ones it is connected to, so the therapist starts at one spot, and continues up to the next muscle connected to it. You can get referred to therapy if you tell your doc about your muscles and pain. Muscle relaxers and rest usually don't help much, this is what they start out with to see if it works, then they usually refer you to physical therapy. Good luck to you.