Our expert says:
the most common causes of pain in the scapula are:
- referred pain from the neck
- inflammation in the bursa between the scapula and the ribs (scapulo-costal bursa)
If the problem persists you should see a specialist to confirm the diagnosis and suggest the most appropriate treatment. Neither of the above conditions is serious in the way that you need to have it sorted out as soon as possible but if the problem remains that would be the logical next step
Dr Joe de Beer
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