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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
9 doctors shared insights

Shoulder Pain (Overview)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis had a specific presentation.


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What can cause shoulder pain?

What can cause shoulder pain?

Many Things: You can learn more at http://www.Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
shoulder pain can have multiple causes including pain that actually originates elsewhere and is called referred pain. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
9 doctors shared insights

Shoulder Pain (Overview)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis had a specific presentation.


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What does it mean when my shoulder pain goes away when raising arm above head?

Ss muscle tendonitis: The Supraspinatus, Ss, muscle of the superior shoulder region functions to lift the shoulder overhead. An injured Ss muscle has relaxation & relief of pain in arm abduction & pain arousal in adduction, as the arm weighs about 20#, & exquisite pain at the sudden drop of a "dead arm"; impinging a previously traumatized Supraspinatus tendon, which inserts on the rotator cuff. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What can I do to treat shoulder pain?

You have to find the: Reason for the pain and treat it, so tell me what kind pain is burning pain, dull achy pain, any numbness in the same side, what other things you have beside pain, did you had x-ray. ...Read more

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Having shoulder pain last severall wks... Radiates to elbow. Often painful to move &is affecting strength. Causes and sigg. Please?

Having shoulder pain last severall wks... Radiates to elbow. Often painful to move &is affecting strength. Causes and sigg. Please?

Be checked: There are many potential causes and you should consider being checked. Probably the two most common are a rotator cuff tear or a pinched nerve in the neck. If it hurts to raise you arm over your head, rotator is more likely. If it does not make it worse, or even helps to raise arm over head, pinched nerve is more likely. Again, consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What's the home treatment for shoulder pain?

Antiinflamatory x: Nsaids (aspirin, motrin, alleve) is a good start and rest from the activity that caused it. Then see doc if persists. ...Read more

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I have recrring shoulder pain. Exay shows calcium but ortho says no treatment. Vety painful at times.

I have recrring shoulder pain.  Exay shows calcium but ortho says no treatment.  Vety painful at times.

Calcium shoulder: Calcium deposit in shoulder is mostly benign and does not cause pain. When it causes pain, it means it is large, inflamed, pinching rotator cuff bursa or ruptured and leaking. Please apply cold compress, bengay patch, and take ibuprofen. If the pain is severe, get steroid injection. It is recurrent and can be taken out arthroscopically. Pls. Have second ortho opinion. Thanks. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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What is the best medicine to cure tendonitis shoulder pain?

What is the best medicine to cure tendonitis shoulder pain?

Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx. Com ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my shoulder pain until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my shoulder pain until I can see a doctor?

Caution: Provided you do not have any other medical condition or drug allergy, anti-inflammatory medication like Motrin or Aleve may be helpful. For just pain control tylenol (acetaminophen) is your only choice. I would also recommend ice for decreasing the inflammation and you often will get the best results with the easiest treatment, ice! ...Read more

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Any tips on how to prevent shoulder pain from sleeping on it wrong?

Recliner chair: Another suggestion is to sleep in a semi-recumbent position which is the position of a typical recliner chair. Either you can use sleep in a recliner chair or one can use a bunch of pillows to recreate that shape in your own bed. Many patients with shoulder pain of all types report that this position is well tolerated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What sleeping position is best to avoid shoulder pain?

No best answer: The real question is what is the shoulder pain from? Is it inflammation of a bursa in the shoulder, muscle related or even a tendon tear? The possibility of a referred pain into the shoulder from neck joints(facets) or nerve roots is also possible. Finding the underlying problem is the first task. Then making sure you're laying in a position that will not worsen that underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Beilateral shoulder pain?

Many possibilities: Bilateral shoulder pain can be from many sources: tendonitis, instability, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, referred pain from the cervical spine, etc. Less likely, it could be from a nonorthopedic condtion. If the pain is significant, then it's time to your see doc and move forward with some diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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What can cause shoulder pain?

Many Things: You can learn more at http://www.Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm
shoulder pain can have multiple causes including pain that actually originates elsewhere and is called referred pain. ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain mean?

What does shoulder pain mean?

Many things : Mostly that you are strained or injured the soft tissues of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain?

What could cause shoulder pain?

See below: There are many causes, but the most common are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a complete work up. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder pain?

What can I do for shoulder pain?

Hard to say: Without more detail about your pain, what may have caused it and the dysfunction associated with it. Different types of pain have different causes and different treatments. It's very suboptimal for someone to give you a generic answer for shoulder pain without having a better understanding of what's causing it. An evaluation in person is necessary for appropriate guidance. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can cause my shoulder pain?

What can cause my shoulder pain?

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. ...Read more

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What do I do about shoulder pain?

What do I do about shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain: Find out the cause by seeing a Dr. Then use recommended treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat my shoulder pain?

Vague shoulder pain: Try range of motion stretches, anti-inflammatories, and heat pads. If you had a history of a specific injury, then have it seen by your family doctor first. ...Read more

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What to do about my shoulder pain?

What to do about my shoulder pain?

See below: There are several causes of shoulder pain. You will probably want to see your physician if your pain is lasting greater than 2 weeks. Initially a short course of rest, ice, and compression will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more

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Horrible shoulder pain, what to do?

Can be many things: There can be many causes for your shoulder pain and you need it formally evaluated. The number of etiologies is large. These YouTube videos may be of some help in at least giving you some understanding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o90YoI1o7w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zAZniMHzAk
(7 minutes into the second video). Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

How can I relieve my shoulder pain?

Depends on cause: Depends on cause. Get it checked once the cause is determined, the treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain from mild to severe?

Can't tell: There can be many causes for your shoulder pain and you need it formally evaluated. The number of etiologies is large. These YouTube videos may be of some help in at least giving you some understanding.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o90YoI1o7w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zAZniMHzAk
(7 minutes into the second video). Good luck. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more