Pain beneath the shoulder blade - Definition

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The scapula is a flat bone located behind the shoulder, also known as the shoulder blade. In general, this bone is very rarely broken, even in major trauma situations, and pain experienced at the scapula is projected pain from another area. The shoulder is examined, because a disorder affecting the joint may be the cause. Often, however, there is pain from the muscles located near the scapula following a wrong movement or excessive stress, or rarely, pain from the spine.