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    What causes pain around the left shoulder blade at night?

Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have an ache around my left shoulder blade that is worse at night when I am in bed

age is 77
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Possibly musculoskeletal pain

Detailed Answer:
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The pain you are experiencing is likely to be musculoskeletal. The most common cause of such pain in elderly is osteoarthritis and frozen shoulder.
Physical examination, X ray and imaging studies of shoulder joint like MRI can help confirm the diagnosis.
Since you are complaining of pain on left shoulder, I also recommend getting an EKG done to rule out any cardiovascular disease.
Please be advised to follow up with a primary care provider for further evaluation and management.
Meanwhile take Ibuprofen (if not allergic) for pain.

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