is often referred to as the shoulder blade. Biomechanically, the shoulder blade goes through a variety of different motions as it glides on the thoracic spine.
Problems with shoulder blade pain arise when the scapula loses its connection to the thoracic spine, referred to as a scapular dyskinesia (altered movement). With previous injuries and current overuse injuries like sitting at a computer, frequent travel, or talking on the phone, the scapula can suffer tendonitis or pinched nerves. Shoulder blade pain can occur when at rest or with movement.