left shoulder blade pain

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I seem to be having left shoulder blade pain. My right shoulder blade is just fine even though my right-hand was diagnosed with rotator cuff impingement syndrome.

Does someone know why only my left shoulder blade pain would hurt? What can be some causes? It only hurts when I sit.
 
I seem to be having left shoulder blade pain. My right shoulder blade is just fine even though my right-hand was diagnosed with rotator cuff impingement syndrome.

Does someone know why only my left shoulder blade pain would hurt? What can be some causes? It only hurts when I sit.

Do you have good posture?

I'm not sure if this has that great of an affect, but I would imagine that poor posture would put more stress on your shoulder blades
 

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I am trying as hard as I can to sit in a proper posture but there might be few moments of lapses but on the whole I am sitting in a right posture.

I got a keyboard tray, got lumbar support and nothing seems to be helping. I am 31 and this year by far has been the most frustrating year of my entire life :)

Health problems seem to keep on coming....
 
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There is a lot going on in that area with so many muscles, tendons, and nerves to work the complex movements of the scapula [shoulder blade].

That it only bothers you sitting up perhaps indicates that there is traction from the weight of your arms impingining on a nerve [? dorsal scapular nerve that descends from the neck] that is causing the problem. As you work at a keyboard for much of the day, while the strain may seem small, over the course of long days problems can mount.

It is likely the orthopod who is seeing you for your right (dominant) shoulder impingement problem could also examine this area and decide if a program of shoulder strengthening exercises could help. (The other person to evaluate you could be a rehab medicine sports specialist. Sometimes orthopods feel it is thier chief responsibiltiy to rule out a structural problem that needs surgical correction, then largely hand over the rehab to a good physical therapist who will work through the "two steps forward, one step back" progression that so often occurs. Sometimes rehab medicine specialists are more attuned to other modifications in your sitting position, or keyboard aids, that may further help you.)
 
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Pain is slowly subsiding but I am living in fear. Fear that it would return any day. Reason? I did not do anything to cause that pain to go away - rest did the trick? If rest did the trick, what are the odds that it will return? I am doing the same ROM exercises for my left-hand that I am doing for my right-hand. ROM exercises did the trick?

I did not change posture or anything like that.....what caused it in the first case? Many questions, no answers!
 
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