What are Shoulder Blades and Their Location?
Present on top of our backs shoulder blades is flat and triangular shaped. These blades are adjoined to the upper back, arm and neck muscles and also to the collar and upper arm bones.
Causes of Pain in the Shoulder Blade
Shoulder blade pain is caused due to several reasons like psychological stress, sitting in a bad posture for an extended period, overuse of the shoulder, physical injuries, lung disease and disorder.
Under certain typical conditions, it can cause pain on the right side or left side or between both the blades. The conditions which cause pain in each of the places are –
- Pain in the Right Shoulder Blade – It caused by Pelvic inflammatory disease, liver cancer, stomach, appendix, ovary, and gallstones.
- Pain in the Left Shoulder Blade – Heart, Pancreas, Spleen conditions and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Between the Shoulder Blades – It caused by a peptic ulcer, gastritis, broken vertebra, scoliosis, aortic dissection, oesophageal cancer and Hodgkin lymphoma.
Common Symptoms of Shoulder Blade Pain
In diseases which affect the neurological system, numbness, burning or tingling sensation witnessed. In a migraine or muscle tension, tingling can felt.
Crepitus – If a popping sound heard when the shoulder moved, then that is because of the shoulder was broken or even the ribs.
Leading causes of Pain in the Shoulder Blade in different organs –
Organs which can cause shoulder blade pain
- Muscles (Upper Back)
- Tendons (Shoulder area)
- Bones (Spine and Scapula)
- Chest Organs
- Abdominal Organs