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A 40-year-old member asked:

how is impingement syndrome different from shoulder bursitis?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
It's not: These conditions are similar and represent inflammation in the tissues surrounding the rotator cuff. Rest, ice and nsaid's are first line treatments, followed by therapy and oral/injectable steroids. If these measures fail, then shoulder arthroscopy is performed to remove the inflamed bursal tissue and bone spurs. The rotator cuff is evaluated and if torn, repaired/debrided.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

When I wake up in the night I have pains between my shoulder blades and inside my chest. Is it something to worry about?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ruth Crystal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Maybe: Your symptoms may be from acid reflux from your stomach to your esophagus when you lay down. Try taking some Tums (calcium carbonate) (antacids). If the pain does not go away, i would call your doctor to make sure that it is not something more serious.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Could I have a bursitis in my knee even though it hasn't swollen?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: The bursa of the knee can be inflamed without necessarily causing visible swelling.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What exactly is brachial plexus neuropathy?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Pain: It occurs when there is damage to the brachial plexus, an area where a nerve bundle from the spinal cord splits into the individual arm nerves. Damage to the brachial plexus is usually related to direct injury to the nerve, stretching injuries (including birth trauma), pressure from tumors in the area, or damage that results from radiation therapy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

I dislocated my shoulder. Which exercises can I do to stop the pain?

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Dr. Howard Luks
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: The pain from your first dislocation should start to abate fairly rapidly. Usually within a 1-2 weeks people are feeling much better. If this is a chronic condition... Multiple recurrent dislocations, then the joint is "upset" because it remains loose. Most strengthening exercises and stretching exercises can be performed, as long as the shoulder does not feel like it wants to pop out again.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will I have a full, normal, range of motion after a dislocated shoulder surgery?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Generally yes: Generally it would be expected that you have return of full motion after shoulder dislocation surgery, but specifics will depend on the type of dislocation, chronicity of the dislocation, and type of surgery performed. Consult with your orthopedist for your specific situation.

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