impingement just below scapula, painful right shoulder

by jim
(s.l.lc.)


I awoke one morning, felt as tho I got bitten, about mid back, below my shoulder blade; a month later, I still avoid pulling right arm rearward; it can trigger a vicegrip like irritatio; extremely painful. A friend mentioned an impingement. I'm not familiar with the term? No visible evidence, confusing.

Hello Jim,
It's not clear whether your shoulder is also painful; this sounds more like a rib condition. Does taking in a deep breath hurt? If you turn your whole torso to the side, is there pain?

Rib subluxlations, if that's what it is, usually respond quickly to treatment.

Dr B

Comments for impingement just below scapula, painful right shoulder

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Dec 29, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Nice
by: Anonymous

Great

Jul 28, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Comment for jim
by: Anonymous

I had a muscle swell between my ribs before. It is a quick jab of pain with each breath in and out. I was doing shallow breathing mainly through my nose. Took a muscle relaxer a few times and tried to relax as much as possible. Within a few days it was gone. My pain was in the left front though right under breast. Hope this is helpful!

This could be misleading, but consider it; the pain was clearly not in a joint, but more likely in the muscle between the ribs.

Yours sounds more like a subluxation in the costo-vertebral joint.

Thank you for your comment; they all contribute and help see the broader perspective.

Dr B

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Chiropractic help Questions (General).





Did you find this page useful? Then perhaps forward it to a suffering friend. Better still, Tweet or Face Book it.