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According to Harvard Medical, your shoulder joint is vulnerable to wear and tear — especially as you age. This can lead to muscle strain and reduced mobility.
We explain the common causes of scapula pain and how a specialist could help diagnose and treat your pain.
Studies show that your scapula attaches to three different muscle groups. These are:
These three muscle groups help facilitate your regular arm and shoulder movements. When you move your arm above shoulder height, your shoulder blade rotates, which sometimes puts stress on your shoulder joint. This can lead to wear and tear, resulting in pain and reduced mobility in your shoulder blade.
While many people experience pain in or around their shoulder joint, others might experience pain in their shoulder blade (scapula) or between their shoulder blades. This pain can feel like a dull ache or a sharp, stabbing pain. The nature of your pain depends on the cause of your shoulder blade pain.
There are several reasons why you might experience pain in your shoulder blade or between your shoulder blades. These include:
It is important to remember that effective treatment options are available for shoulder blade pain. If you’re suffering from joint pain, we have many joint pain specialists who can help.
Book an appointment online to see a specialist shoulder Consultant at one of our nearest hospitals.