I Have Pain In The Upper Left Side Of My Back By The Shoulder Blade, Feel Like A Knot.

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I Have Pain In The Upper Left Side Of My Back By The Shoulder Blade, Feel Like A Knot.

I have pain in the upper left side of my back by the shoulder blade, feel like a knot. I think it's making my arm hurt too. Is that possible?

Answer

Absolutely, it's possible. The knot you're feeling could be a knot in your muscle--the kind of thing a good massage therapist could help work out--or it could be something else all together. Only a doctor could tell you for sure, so you should get it checked out. In the meantime, sometimes good stretching or yoga can help relieve tight muscles. Good luck. Let us know how it goes!

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Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

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