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Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I injured my left and right shoulders in the back months ago, shoveling ice. It hasn't stopped hurting. Does anybody know of any exercises I could do to relieve this pain?
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

Do yourself a favor and see a good, hands on physical therapist.

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

@Brisko , you need to identify what the issue is.  It could be several things.  If you can, you should see a physiotherapist.  He/she will give you exercises to strengthen the muscle and for pain relief.  Good luck.  LM

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I definitely agree with the posters here. You need to get it checked. An MRI or X-ray. I have shoulder issues physical therapy always helps me. Good luck. 

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I had x rays already. Nothing was found. Still hurting though.
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

Have you tried ibuprofen or a topical ointment to address the inflammation in that area?

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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

No, I have tried ben gay and Tylenol.
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@Brisko wrote:
I had x rays already. Nothing was found. Still hurting though.

So what did your doctor recommend and/suggested you do when you mentioned the above (bolded in red)?

"Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference."
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

I do have ibuprofen, I will try it.
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Re: Upper back pain in shoulder blades

They said it would work itself out and don't worry about it.