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Bump on shoulder blade, soreness. Stiff neck. Any suggestions?

I have a bump about 1/3 way up my right shoulder blade, that feels like it extends below the bone. Infrequently it is a little sore, and makes my shoulder movements feel like bones rubbing together. I don t now if it is related, but I am right handed, and frequently my right shoulder/ neck get stiff and very painful. This is most frequent when I work hard with it. I cannot afford to go to a doctor for just a stiff muscle, but if it is more serious it is worth the cost. Ay suggestions on what it might be?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response

thanks for writing to HCM,

From the explanation that you have given it seems that you have a severe trapezius muscle spasm. The bump may be your swollen trapezius muscle.

treatment options available at home without taking the help of a physiotherapist can be -

perform hot fomentation using a hot water bag on the painful and swollen area - for 15 mins 3 times a day for a week.

using very thin flat pillow while sleeping.

perform neck relaxation exercises.

later on as the pain reduces - start with neck isometric exercises.

for the initial pain - you can take any anti-inflammatory analgesic(orally or topically - over the skin)

if all of this still doesnn't help kindly see a physical therapist

as these problem if ignored can lead to cervical spondylosis.

i hope this helps

wish you god health
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
Any bump needs examination - to make sure it is harmless.
Generally excision biopsy is necessary.
It is better to be safe than sorry

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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