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Shoulder blade pain

Sep 09, 2015 11:26 PM

I don't know what's up but both shoulder blades have been hurting for over two weeks. At night I'll wake up and have to turn over because it hurts to lay on either side. It hurts laying flat against them too. It's like playing on a bed of rocks. When it first started it felt like pulled muscles, and I was having spasms all around them. Then tonight while changing I accidentally brushed my hand against the outer edge of the left scapula, and I thought I'd jump out of my skin. It's tender and painful like I've bruised it, but I haven't. What in the world is causing this? Does it have something to do with the tender lymph nodes I've been having on and off for 3-4 months under the arms? Help! 🙏🌼

Sep 10, 2015 1:05 AM

I can't help you. Sorry.
Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you and I'm sorry you are going through that

Sep 10, 2015 8:58 AM

Flappsy, you've come to the right place!! (Here we go my twin!!) I have had shoulder blade pain for 22 years. Currently the right side is acting up so badly, I'm almost ready to go to the Orthopaedic doctor. I suffer spasms under and around the scapula and it turned out after an EMG (which I will die before I ever do again!!) that it was a nerve issue not telling the muscle to perform properly. I can't lay on my back either and I cannot lay on a bed, period. (Maybe 15 minutes). I sleep in a recliner which I'm sure makes it worse because you never decompress your spine and are never really flat. It damages the neck as well. I hope you find the reason for your scapula pain. I pray it resolves or at least lessens so you don't suffer. Sorry you're dealing with this, my friend. I pray you feel better soon. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Sep 10, 2015 9:23 AM

I have a lot of pain in my shoulder blades, it is also my shoulder blades that teens to start a full body flare. I usually use the hot and cold menthol/aspirin rub. You might try it because even if you're sensitive to aspirin (I am) it will be concentrated in one area. Just be aware that it feels like a sunburn. Best of luck!

Sep 10, 2015 11:49 AM

Thanks Gotobef, AlwayZ, & Ferretbandit. I'm actually getting an EMG at Mayo, so maybe I'll get answers then.AlwayZ, if it comes back the same as yours then that will be very strange! Lol. I'm using the voltaren gel and it helps some. But it my hubby touches that outer edge of the left scapula it's too painful! 🙏🌼

Sep 10, 2015 2:44 PM

Flappsy, if it comes out the same as mine then I have to say we must be separated Siamese Twins! I hope and pray that they are able to determine the problem and that the EMG is not too badly uncomfortable or painful. 💕😍🙏🏻

Sep 12, 2015 1:54 PM

Been thinking of you Flappys! Hope you get some relief soon. Been thinking of every one, but just been in too much pain to do much more online than continue my job search and try to keep up with an Interstitial cystitis/pelvic pain awareness campaign on Instagram. I need to get x-rays for my shoulder and rib pain but I'm afraid to go because the pain is so great I don't want to be hurt by the radiologist. Was in the hospital for my pelvic pain a week ago and when they did my ultrasound they bruised me. I still have marks. So many wishes for a gentle EMG! If you want to check out pictures of the bladder pain (IC) & pelvic pain awareness campaign on Instagram my account name is Wynnbliss and the #pelvicpainawarenesschallenge

Sep 12, 2015 5:23 PM

My shoulders hurt like that usually after a night of them "falling out of socket". I've lost track of how many nights this week I have fought with that! I hate, hate, hate weather changes! Heat pads and muscle rub help a little, but mostly I have to wait it out.

Sep 12, 2015 10:01 PM

I'm doing ok Wynnbliss. I'm in a light flare but not sure from which condition. The shoulder blades and several areas are overly tender, with the least pressure. I use that's why I'm sleeping fitfully.

I'm sorry to hear about the IC, pelvic pain and bruises. I'm bruising easily, anemic. I stopped taking my IC med because I'm having trouble starting or keeping my flow going. I'll have to call my doc Monday. I've never done Instagram, but if I see my daughter tomorrow I'll ask her to show me. Thanks for the info. I hope & pray you'll feel better soon.

Scaryann, I didn't know shoulder blades could come out of place. It feels like I'm laying on a small smooth stone sometimes and a sharp crevice at other times. It was painful having the voltaren rubbed in. I'm not keen on weather changes either. I'll be surprised if I sleep good tonight. But I'm hoping and praying we all can!. 🙏🌼

Sep 13, 2015 7:22 AM

Flappys, if your body is making faulty collagen, any joint in the body can dislocate or sublux. While the pain is in my shoulder blades I believe it's from my shoulder subluxing or once in a while completely dislocating. Sometimes, when it comes out completely it can be up to three days before it goes back in, and those days my right arm is usless; and I'm right handed.

Sep 13, 2015 9:32 AM

Oh Scaryann, that sounds awful! No doc has ever mentioned collagen issues. How could I find out? 🙏🌼

Sep 13, 2015 3:38 PM

I have hEDS, that's how I know I have faulty collagen. Some of my symptoms include soft velvety skin, loose joints, stomach problems, chronic pain in my joints, asthma, bone spurs, bursitis, GERD, heart disease, herniated discs, haital hernia, Reynolds syndrome, pronated feet, and so many other things that my brain fog won't let me think of right now.

When I was a baby, every time someone tried to pick me up by my arms I would start screaming and crying. Mom said I would cry myself to sleep and then wake up fine. When she tried to tell the doctor, he told her she was imagining it, my shoulders could not pop out just by someone picking my up. When I became a teenager, I would put thumb tacks in the wall and my shoulder would pop out, then pop right back in. The doctors still didn't believe us because it didn't show anything on x-ray.

Today, at 44 years old, I can still stand and touch the floor without bending my knees. I can still touch my thumb to the top and bottom side of my arm. My knees now bend backwards and sprain by just putting something in the oven.

Sep 13, 2015 6:30 PM

Although I have a lot of the symptoms you do, I can't say my joints are that flexible. I can touch the floor without my knees bending though. And my knees have always bowed backwards if I stand straight. But no doc has ever said anything about it.

We had a cold front drop down last night and I've hurt in various joints all day, a deep tender ache. But after the sun wanted up a little out weather was beautiful. But the warmth didn't help my joints. Lol, can't win it all! I old you have a good night. I'm praying so hard for rain for the west. It breaks my heart to see all the struggles. 🙏🌼

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