A 50-year-old member asked:
my shoulder pain is persistent. potential causes?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson.
3343 viewsAnswered Mar 6, 2019
A 45-year-old member asked:
I have shoulder pain because I have to read a lot at work. What can I do?
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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Change positions: Supporting a weight even a small one for long periods of time can lead to joint pains and stiffness. Changing positions stretching and breaks will help.
6304 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my shoulder pain until I can see a doctor?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Adhesive capsulitis: Probably the most effective otc medication for the pain of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder is ibuprofen. Arnica gel or cream applied directly to the area may also help. Aspercreme may help too as something to rub on it. A final otc cream that could be tried is zostrix (capsaicin) [be careful how you use this since it can cause intense burning over normal tissue areas; do not get into your eye.
6022 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?
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Hand Surgery 24 years experience
Rarely "bad": Lots of things cause shoulder pain. By far, the most common thing is irritation of the shoulder tendons. This goes by many different names: "rotator cuff tendinitis", or "bursitis", or "impingement". This are nicely helped by therapy and possibly a cortisone shot. A good exam and at least an x-ray, however, are key elements to getting the best treatment for the problem.
6022 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 45-year-old member asked:
What can cause shoulder pain when you breathe deeply?
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Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Not the shoulder: The typical causes of shoulder pain are not exacerbated by deep breathing. However, one can experience pain from the diaphragm that is referred, or felt, near the shoulder. There are many causes of diaphragm irritation. Since it separates the chest from the abdomen, problems from both can cause irritation of the diaphragm which can be referred to the shoulder. Get it checked out by your doctor.
5842 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 19-year-old male asked:
What does shoulder pain mean?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pain Management 27 years experience
Many things : Mostly that you are strained or injured the soft tissues of the shoulder joint.
5082 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 6, 2019
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