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Pain in shoulder blade, elbow, prognosis determined.What is causing this pain?

For the last week I have had pain in my shoulder blade and down my arm to my elbow . When. I lay down flat the pain subsides. I have been to urgent care where an EKG and blood samples were taken and came out normal. Prognosis was determined as an unidentified muscle strain. I can t lay down forever, might you have any idea what is causing this pain?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Welcome to HCM,
You have not mentioned your age.
If you are elderly then there is possibility of having some degenerative changes in your cervical spine, called Cervical spondilitis.
Here there is pressure or irritation on nerves giving rise to pressure symptoms causing pain in shoulder blade area or in the arms.
You get relief while lying down position due to pressure released of nerves from cervical vertebrae.
In young this problem may occur due to having extra cervical rib.
Consult orthopedic surgeon and get examined.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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