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A. C joint shoulder pain?

A. C joint shoulder pain?

AC SEPARATION: Typically, an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder.com ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Shoulder pain acromioclavicular joint with pins and needles in ring and little finger. No injury but pain unbearable? Cause

Shoulder pain acromioclavicular joint with pins and needles in ring and little finger.  No injury but pain unbearable? Cause

F sounds neurologic: The sales neurologic. Around the acromioclavicular joint there are nerve brachioplexus and also cervical nerves. This corresponds to around C7. Ask your physician to have you see a neurologist ...Read more

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I get extremely bad shoulder pain, so bad that I can't move my shoulder certain ways. The pain is within my joint, it's like continually aching pain?

I get extremely bad shoulder pain, so bad that I can't move my shoulder certain ways. The pain is within my joint, it's like continually aching pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc). Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam.

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Having shoulder pain for a few days now. It hurts when I'm just sitting. Pain doesn't come from bone/joint. No lifting heavy stuff. Only Right. Cause?

Having shoulder pain for a few days now. It hurts when I'm just sitting. Pain doesn't come from bone/joint. No lifting heavy stuff. Only Right. Cause?

Muscular pain: Myofascial or muscular pain may present this way, likely due to position or posture. Exercises to strengthen the shouder/scapular area may assist in stabilizing the joint and improving posture. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. ?

I am experiencing shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint.
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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 pain

see PCP for further evaluation and possible imaging ...Read more

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I am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describes me: Shoulder pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describes me: Shoulder pain. What should I do?

It depends,,,: It depends on how long you have had this and if it stops you from doing your regular activity. If it has been going on for a long time, it might be a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in joints like an Orthopedist. If it is of a more recent nature, and it is very painful, it might be wise to see a doctor sooner for an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have right shoulder pain with joint clicking. What can be done for this?

I have right shoulder pain with joint clicking. What can be done for this?

Have it evaluated: Have the shoulder evaluated and determine the cause of the problem. That will then determine the best solution. ...Read more

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Hi. Which is the best way to get rid of joint pain and shoulder pain? Thank you

Hi. Which is the best way to get rid of joint pain and shoulder pain?
Thank you

Multi factorial: Joint pain and stiffness is common problem with no simple solution. Range of motion exercises, physical therapy, joint supplements, vitamin D3 replacement, are good start. Exam and blood work with your local doc. Joint imaging, plain x-rays first. Joint specialist, can also be helpful. Injections to joint are also helpful. Be well. ...Read more

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I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck?

Get evaluated: Sometimes shoulder pain can overlap with cervical spine radiculopathy and therefore will not respond to injection. In addition to this you could have an underlying injury to your rotator cuff which is not responding to injection. Either way an MRI of the shoulder might be indicated if your pain has not resolved. If this is negative then there might be a neurological component that needs a workup. ...Read more

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What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

What can cause finger joint swelling and pain with wrist pain and shoulder pain?

Many: Thre are many rheumatologic conditons that could cause your symptoms. One would need to know your history, your overall health, medications, allergies, history and other information. You need a good exam, lab studies and perhaps x-rays. I would recommend you see your pcp, a rheumatologist or an orthopedist. You could have anthing from a minor problem to a severe problem. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Let me help you : It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it out. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness, difficulty moving joint and finger tingling.

I am experiencing shoulder pain, shoulder stiffness, difficulty moving joint and finger tingling.

Need evaluation: The clinical evaluation is important here. The joint and the tingling could be together so please get this evaluated. The tingling could be neurologic or vascular. It is unclear what the shoulder diagnosis itself is. ...Read more

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Took levaquin (levofloxacin) now shoulder pain tendinitis joint pain. How do I gain my recovery I can't move my arms enough anymore.

Took levaquin (levofloxacin) now shoulder pain tendinitis joint pain. How do I gain my recovery I can't move my arms enough anymore.

Be seen: I would be seen immediately to determine the specific reason you are having difficulty raising your arms. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is sometimes associated with tendon and ligament ruptures and you may have a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Given levaquin (levofloxacin) and antibiotic shot in rump for pneum. Now having severe pain in hip joint on injection leg also shoulder pain. Is this side effect?

Given levaquin (levofloxacin) and antibiotic shot in rump for pneum. Now having severe pain in hip joint on injection leg also shoulder pain. Is this side effect?

Not normally from: Levaquin (levofloxacin). Some people will have myalgias from intermuscular injections, but not joint pain as often. There is evidence linking Levaquin (levofloxacin) and development of neuropathy, but usually a single dose would not cause it and most likely not in the shoulder. You may have inflammation from the pneumo irritating past arthritis. Pay attention to any other unusual symptoms and check back with your doc. ...Read more

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What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

What conditions may cause backpain, shoulder pain, ankle pain, joint pain along with weight gain, an elevated ALT (75 U/L), and ANA positive once.

Many explanations: This constellation of symptoms is very non-specific and could be due to one of several processes. Inflammation/autoimmune disease, infection, trauma or overuse, obesity, metabolic problems, medication induced, genetic disorders, excessive alcohol intake, vitamin deficiency, particularly vitamin D. The best course of action is to see or talk with a doctor to explore possibilities. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

Get evaluated: Are those sx new or something you've experienced before? In any case, call your primary care doctor to set up a meeting and discuss your symptoms to figure out "why?" you're experiencing them. Once you've done that, you can decide on a course of action. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to treat separated shoulder (ac joint)?

How to treat separated shoulder (ac joint)?

Depends on severity: Ac joint separation treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment ranges from a sling for mild injuries up to requiring surgery for the most severe injuries. You should have a doctor evaluate the injury to determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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After a grade 2 or 3 AC joint widening, there is visual deformity on my right shoulder. What are my options for getting it back to normal?

After a grade 2 or 3 AC joint widening, there is visual deformity on my right shoulder. What are my options for getting it back to normal?

Surgery: Surgery is indicated for pain and dysfunction. Rarely for cosmetic considerations as you trade off a bump (deformity) for a scar. Having said that, there are two ligaments called the conoid and the trapezoid that are ruptured in grade 3 ac separation. They can be surgically reconstructed using allograft (cadaver) tissue or autograft (your own) tissue. Anatomic reconstructions restore both ligaments and is done in an open fashion. Single bundle reconstructions can be done arthroscopically. Sports medicine orthopedic surgeons usually perform this operation. ...Read more

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What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

What can I expect in the recovery of a separated shoulder/ac joint?

It depends.: Most AC sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending on injury severity. Types 2 and 3 result in mild to moderate prominence of the distal clavicle. A small percentage of types 1, 2, and 3 require surgery for persistent or late onset symptoms. Some type 3 and all severe (type 4, 5, 6) require early surgery. ...Read more

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What all happens in shoulder-ac joint surgery?

AC joint surgery: In ac joint surgery the clavicle is secured to the coracoid process of the scapula to decrease the separation of the ac joint. A graft is frequently used to reconstruct the torn coracoclavicular ligaments. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?

Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?

Possibly related: Questioner asks if rotator cuff ; acromialclavicular (ac) joint injuries are related. These are two separate injuries of contiguous tissues. Significant mechanical trauma can cause injury to both structures, but not common. Ac joint separation observed grossly as superior projection of distal clavicle relative to acromion ; palpation of ac joint is painful. Mri necessary to visualize rotator tear. ...Read more

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8 weeks post shoulder cortisone still painful and now physio feels AC joint is involved he mobilsed it now v painful to move what can I do?

8 weeks post shoulder cortisone still painful and now physio feels AC joint is involved he mobilsed it now v painful to move what can I do?

Further dx studies: If you have undergone 8 weeks of a comprehensive conservative treatment program for your shoulder and still having pain further diagnostic studies are likely warranted. Conservative treatment typically includes non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, physical therapy, avoidance of aggravating activities and possibly a cortisone injection. Further diagnostic studies may include an ultrasound or mri. ...Read more

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I tore my AC joint in my shoulder and still get a sharp pain when I rotate my shoulder should I return for an X-ray or try some sort rehabilitation?

I tore my AC joint in my shoulder and still get a sharp pain when I rotate my shoulder should I return for an X-ray or try some sort rehabilitation?

AC joint: If you re still having pain or limited motion I would recommend that you followup with othopaedic surgeon. The problem could stem from ac joint or coiuld be rotator cuff. Before you stay on than process it is helpful to have correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about AC joint shoulder surgery on the side with lymphedema?

Can you tell me about AC joint shoulder surgery on the side with lymphedema?

Should be ok: Much depend on how long you have had the lymphedema. Better if is chronic than acute. What stage the lymphedema is 1-4. Lower is better. How well it is managed around the surgery with compression, massage etc. If all these things are optimized if should be ok. ...Read more

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Could I get surgery on my shoulder at the AC joint as the top joining bone is rasied up and causes abit of pain while in use?

How Long?: If you haven't had this pain very long and haven't suffered any significant injury, it may be a strain of your ac joint (where the collarbone meets the shoulder blade). Often avoiding activities that cause the pain for a while will result in improvement. If you have had pain and trouble for some time, I would recommend you see a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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600lb shrugs. C5, C6 herniated. Shoulder is unstable and painful. What type of shoulder injury could it be, excluding nerves? Ac joint? Thanks.

600lb shrugs. C5, C6 herniated. Shoulder is unstable and painful. What type of shoulder injury could it be, excluding nerves? Ac joint? Thanks.

AC joint: Likely an ac joint problem, but could be pain radiating down from neck or internal joint pain in shoulder due to labrum or rotator cuff. Would suggest evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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My right shoulder bone (AC joint) sticks out further than my left. Noticed a few months ago, but maybe it's been longer? No pain.could this be serious?

AC joint: The shape of the AC joint varies significantly among people. Some can have very prominent joints, while others have smoother appearing joints. There can be differences in one side compared to the other as well. This is especially true if there was a previous injury to the AC joint. If there is no pain, there is unlikely any serious problem. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more