Scapular winging is a rare condition wherein the shoulder blade moves abnormally compared to the shoulder. This can cause pain and can be debilitating. While therapy is the most common treatment, sometimes surgery is necessary to restore strength and function.
The scapula is the shoulder blade and is the largest bone of the shoulder complex. It has the greatest number of muscles attached to it, which stabilizes the arm and allow the arm to move. Sometimes the muscles do not work together in the right way and leads to a break in rhythmic motion of the shoulder blade.
This is a condition where your shoulder blade moves in an abnormal sequence compared to your shoulder, and it can be fairly debilitating, depending on the extent of the involvement.
Scapular winging can cause pain, weakness and a cosmetic deformity It can be caused by injury or dysfunction of the muscles or the nerves that supply the muscles.