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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Always an option: Not having surgery is always an option; it just may not be the best option. I advise my patients to list the pluses and minuses of each option, then " ... Read More
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Of course: Everyone has a different pain threshold and differing coping styles with chronic pain. I would say that no one has to have a shoulder replacement howe ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Routman
25 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Sure!: That's always an option. It's your shoulder and your shoulder pain.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Second opinion: An artificial shoulder should make you 90% painfree with good motion within three months if it was done appropriately. Please seak the care of a shoul ... Read More
Dr. Vivek Agrawal
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Diagnosis: You are very young for a shoulder replacement and it would be helpful to know what led to the procedure. We need to get a clear diagnosis for your sh ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
For function: If i understand the question correctly, the answer is that this type of joint allows a large range of motion, more so than a simple "hinge.".
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: The number varies but it is usually between2 and 4 different views. The number of x-rays and the specific views depends upon the reason for the study.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malinda Linn
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: In fact, shoulder joint replacements are being done though not typically as a first line treatment.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Popping,pain: Possible causes are tendinitis(inflammation of a tendon), tendinosis(chronic injury and degeneration of tendon), arthritis, rotator cuff pathology. An ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Colville
11 years experience Family Medicine
Shoulder pain: If you can tolerate Ibuprofen, take 800 mg with food up to three times per day for a maximum of 5 days. stretch as tolerated avoid activities causing ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not likely. TTYD.: Clicking in the shoulder points to a rotator cuff (labrum) tear or arthritis, neither of which is common side effect of rosuvastatin or cholesterol-lo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't understand: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More

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