Hi, Lynnwood, and welcome! You have gotten some good advice from our members. Fibromyalgia, though, can cause that type of pain. Two nights ago I had that type of pain right below my shoulder blade...close to my side. It was like I was stabbed. It took me four hours to get the pain under control using ibuprofen with food, extra strength Tylenol, and gentle stretching. Moist heat helps with this, too.
You may have overexerted a muscle if you haven't done that much walking or perhaps the femoral nerve, that runs down the front of the leg, could be pinched. That's another possibility.
My massage therapist has helped me greatly with this type of thing. You need a massage therapist that understands fibro. Plus, deep massages just make us worse! You want a gentle massage.
If you want to see a specialist, you would see an orthopedic doctor. They deal with muscloskeletal problems.
If I were you, I would use moist heat and then gently massage that area. You can get a Bed Buddy or you can make one yourself by taking a tube sock, filling it 2/3's full of long grain rice (not instant), and tie a knot at the end. Pop it in the microwave and it will give off moist heat due to the moisture in the rice.
I hope you start to feel better. Let us know how you are doing because we really do care about you.
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