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Sports Medicine

Right Scapula Pain

09/13/2011

Question:

I am a 56yo male with r/scapula pain. I have had numerous xrays & mri`s that show that the shoulder is perfectly fine. When the pain starts it feels like a MMA fighter has me in an arm bar & is pulling my shoulder out of the joint. Last year I discovered that if I stay hydrated, the pain is totally controlled - I have no problem unless I forget to drink plenty of water. Any thoughts as to what my problem is?

Answer:

Unfortunately, this could be many things and without being able to examine you, it is hard to say exactly what it could be. I recommend that you follow-up with a sports medicine or orthopedic specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

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Response by:

Kendra L McCamey, MD Kendra L McCamey, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University