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I had pain under my right shoulder blade it did not hurt to move my shoulder but the pain is there all the time. I sat with a heating pad on the shoulder blade and now i feel the pain in my side and under my right breast area

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

About 3 days

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

What is your age?

Is the area painful when you take deep breath?

Is there any tender area?

Were any investigations done?

Does your entail lot of sitting?

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

This is very likelihood to be myofascial trigger point. Trigger points may develop after an initial injury to muscle fibers. This injury may be a noticeable traumatic event or repetitive microtrauma to the muscles. The trigger point causes pain and stress in the muscle or muscle fiber. As the stress increases, the muscles become fatigued and more susceptible to activation of additional trigger points. When predisposing factors combine with a triggering stress event, activation of a trigger point occurs. Myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable spot, usually within a taut band of skeletal muscle or in the muscle fascia which is painful on compression. The treatment is following;

1) passive stretching of the affected muscle after application of sprayed vapocoolant

2) physical therapy

3) deep electrotherapy; iontophoresis, phonophoresis, short wave diathermy, electrical stimulation

4) local analgesic patch / ointment / spray

5) anti-inflammatory analgesics; Ibuprofen (Motrin / Advil)

6) ischemic compression therapy; pressure on the points

7) massage

8) steroid shots

9) acupuncture

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