What's the treatment for sharp pains near the shoulder blade?

Sharp or burning pain is often associated with nerve pathology. This type of pain can be caused by an imbalance of the musculature that acts on the shoulder blade either from traumatic injury or more often over use. Pathology in and around the shoulder joint can sometimes refer pain to other bordering structures so a full evaluation and diagnosis is necessary before treatment is initiated. If it is determined that it is a muscular problem then appropriate modalities of exercise, flexibility, and/or thermo modalities (ice or heat) can be prescribed by the physician.

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Pain Treatment

Pain Treatment

Pain treatment varies depending on the severity of an injury or cause of the pain. Analgesics, or pain relievers, may be your first step. Over-the-counter painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin can treat mild to moderate pain. Str...

onger pain medication may be prescribed after surgery or more severe injuries. For chronic pain that persists, your doctor can help determine the best course of treatment or give you a referral for a pain specialist. Learn more about treating pain with expert advice from Sharecare.

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