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Shoulder Injury Cause Tunnel Syndrome
I just had an MRI done of a shoulder injury. Doctor says results are too "fuzzy" to tell what kind of injury it is. What causes the "fuzziness?"
Two thoughts: There may have been too much body motion by you during the examination. Less likely is the possibility of a poor quality scan as a result of technical issues with the scanner. ...Read more
Have lump of scar tissue size of marble at shoulder blade since shoulder injury 2 years ago. No pain to touch. Cause problem? Need to remove? How?
Have this checked: It is my advice that you have this lump checked out. It may very well be benign. However cancer can develop on scar tissue and this can generally be cured if treated properly. I suggest having a biopsy taken of the tissue for a pathological exam. Please make an appointment at a clinic to begin to follow this up. ...Read more
Can a shoulder injury be causing chest pain? Left shoulder is sore and taking deep breaths cause sharp pain in upper chest. 26/F
Can a shoulder injury (nothing injuring the neck) cause mild osteoarthritis in the neck?
Was a shoulder strain nothing relates to the neck
Round Lump at tip of shoulder blade after shoulder injury. Is that scar tissue? No pain when touched. Will it cause problem? See what type of doctor?
Shoulder: Depending on what part of the shoulder blade it is located on it could be some calcification that has developed after the contusion that occurred, probably the best person to see would be a orthopedic surgeon who could further evaluate this concern, they could possibly get x-rays if indicated or obtain an MRI to make sure this is nothing more then post from attic scar tissueor calcification. Good luck ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the type of injury.X-rays are mostly useful for an injury to a bone or joint displacement,although sometimes we can see signs of inflammation on them as well.If the injury is a muscle strain, tendon or ligament injury, the xray won't show it.Significant direct trauma to the shoulder should be x-rayed right away.At about 10 days out,a very small break not seen before may be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck/shoulder injury: Were radiographs taken at time of injury? What treatment did you receive? Nsaid & muscle relaxer may help, but need doc to examine neck & shoulder to determine best treatment. Physical therapy may play a role. Therapeutic massage. Moist heat. Osteopathic manipulation/chiropractic tx. ...Read more
I'm in national guard and my right shoulder is having difficulty with some exercises. Might I have a shoulder injury?
See shoulder doc: Shoulder pain can be referred from the neck or it could be locally from the shoulder. Common local problems include but not limited to arthritis in the ball and socket or ac joint, bursitis, impingement, rotator cuff tear, labral tears, biceps problems, stiffness, and instability. Many shoulder problems improve with time and rest but if the pain perisits then consider an orthopedic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: If there is no break/dislocation,the most important thing about treating shoulder injuries is to keep them moving(so they don't 'freeze').Dangling the arm down and making circles(small then larger)may help.Ice is very helpful in the first few days, then heat will help.NSAIDS,if you can take them,may help as well. It is important to see your doctor for significant injuries or if it isn't improving. ...Read more
Ice, physical exam: Typically to start, rest/activity modifications, ice. If it does not improve, see a sports medicine dr to examine the shoulder to see what was injured (e.g. The rotator cuff/tendons, labrum, joint, ligaments). They may prescribe medications, physical therapy, imaging studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Most any activity is fine, provided it doesn't cause a significant increase in your pain level. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm suffering from shoulder injury since last 15 months. can you give solutuon ?
Raise your arm up: like you want to answer a question like you did in school. Also you could try to flap your arms up and down like you want to fly. If either of those hurt you have a shoulder injury Obviously this is a generalization, but to know where it hurts exactly takes more specific movements and knowledge base. Also imaging is very helpful when treatments are being planned to address these injuries. ...Read more
See an ortho doc: If your shoulder still hurts that long after an injury, it is time to see an orthopedic surgeon who has expertise in shoulders. There are many causes of shoulder pain. If it has persisted for 15 months, i highly recommend that you seek evaluation from someone who can evaluate the cause of your persistent symptoms and design a targeted treatment plan. ...Read more
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