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Doctor insights on: Are Rowing Machines Bad For Shoulders

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Is it possible to still use a rowing machine with a frozen shoulder?

Is it possible to still use a rowing machine with a frozen shoulder?

Frozen shoulder: I would not advise it especially since you do not have normal range of motion at your shoulder. Supervised physical therapy sessions that include gradual active and passive range of motion exercises would make more sense. Getting a cortisone injection to help relieve pain may be helpful. As your range of motion, strength, and pain improves, then you have less risk of re-injury or worsening. ...Read more

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Which is best tens machine for shoulder pain?

Which is best tens machine for shoulder pain?

Which helps: Tens units are very personal and depend on the level of stimulation and the placement. A good physiatrist should fit you. ...Read more

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I was doing shoulder press (machine) and I felt pain under my armpit, I stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?

I was doing shoulder press (machine) and I felt pain under my armpit, I stopped workout (20 days back). can u help about my condition?

Difficult to say: Arm pit pain can be rather difficult to diagnose. You wouldn't expect a muscular injury in that region from shoulder press, but the underlying shoulder joint and deep shoulder stabilizers could have been injured. If you still have symptoms 3 wks out, you better get checked out. ...Read more

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With a shoulder injury....can using the tens machine further injury the muscles? Mainly the leveator scapula....

With a shoulder injury....can using the tens machine further injury the muscles? Mainly the leveator scapula....

Doubtful: TENS often blocks the pain signals and can relieve the discomfort. The strength of the impulses can be adjusted, so make sure not to turn the impulses up so high so the muscle is "overcontracting." Simply judge your response to the TENS treatments to guide your frequency of use. ...Read more

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Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Upper spin & right shoulder blade are super tight & painful. Walking in elliptical machine helps but next day comes back. Help?

Stretching Technique: If you are young and healthy you might benefit from specific stretching techniques. Try pulling your arm across your chest with the opposite arm until you feel the stretch and hold for a count of five then take a deep breath and relax. Repeat the process 5 times per set 2 sets per day for 3 days. If the pain presists or is getting worse have you doctor examine you. ...Read more

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Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Is electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for a previous shoulder dislocation helpful?

Yes.: It can improve muscle and nerve function, and improve circulation to the area. A damaged area of tissue will have altered voltage on the surface of the cells. The status of this voltage can affect healing, especially if it is low. I do not see much downside to using it in conjunction with other therapy. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a shoulder higher than the other one?

Is it bad to have a shoulder higher than the other one?

Depends on your his-: Tory, as to what symptoms you have.
Most common cause generally is bad posture, but other causes can be at fault. See your pcp and get investigated by an orthopod. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I can't raise my shoulder out forward or backward without it hurting badly?

What does it mean if I can't raise my shoulder out forward or backward without it hurting badly?

It depends: These symptoms could be caused by many things, including a rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, or several other possibilities. I would suggest that you see an orthopaedic doctor asap in order to get x-rays and a physical exam. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts very badly when I try to lift?

My shoulder hurts very badly when I try to lift?

Many possibilities: Pain to the shoulder when lifting can have many possible causes, including a strain or tear of any number of muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Also possible is bursitis of the shoulder, arthritis in the joint, shoulder impingement, or a nerve pain. Best to see your doctor so that an examination can be performed. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

See below: Most of the time pain in your body is not something "bad". Usually pain is your bodies way of telling you that you have done to much to a body part. You can have pain though with tears in tissues, infection and even tumors. I would suggest you seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Any tips for someone with constant bad shoulder pain?

Any tips for someone with constant bad shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain as described. It is also possible for a neck issue to cause shoulder pain... I suggest a physician examine your shoulder to determine your best plan of care, but in the meanwhile start with rest and ice.

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What do you suggest for bad shoulder pain please help me?

Depends: Where pain is. If sleeping on that side, pro up more pillows. If pain when u lift arm, could be rotator cuff impingement. If pain when you move your neck, then cervical disc. If in front, could be biceps tendinitis. If tender to touch, bursitis. If bony area tender, osteoarthritis ac joint. The list continues. ...Read more

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I have bad shoulder pain., it hurts when I try to raise it.

Source of the pain: Could be a joint pain, a muscle pain or a referral pain from somewhere else. Different source, different diagnosis and different treatment.
Rec. See your pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad shoulder pain what do I do!!?

Relax: If there is no major injury then I would start with rest, ice/heat, anti-inflammatories if ur doctor allows these kinds of meds. If no change get in and see ur doc ...Read more

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Is it bad that my left shoulder is more forward than my right?

Is it bad that my left shoulder is more forward than my right?

Unlikely: But anomalies of spine and rotations should be checked at your next physical
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I have really bad shoulder pain when I use it and its quite stiff?

I have really bad shoulder pain when I use it and its quite stiff?

Several reasons: The most common some kind injury to rotator component and the a c joint arthritis.
What you describe pain and stiffness are symptoms of that. ...Read more

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What should I when I have really bad shoulder pains with an unknown cause?

What should I when I have really bad shoulder pains with an unknown cause?

See an ortho doc: If you are having severe shoulder pain, you should consider having it looked at by a qualified doctor. Orthopedic surgeons are specialists in musculoskeletal conditions such as shoulder problems. ...Read more

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Is it bad if my daughter shoulder is swelled up and feels hot to touch.?

Is it bad if my daughter shoulder is swelled up and feels hot to touch.?

Swollen shoulder: A swollenand hot shoulder bears investigation. It speaks for an infectious process. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how bad would it hurt if I intentionally dislocate my shoulder?

Very bad...: Intentionally dislocating the shoulder would hurt tremendously. In addition, at your age, you have a higher chance of breaking your shoulder ball and/or tearing your rotator cuff. A seemingly simple idea in your head could really leave you disabled. ...Read more

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What is causing the left side of my upper shoulder down to my lower back to hurt badly?

Muscle spasms: You are describing an area that correlates with muscles surrounding the spine. A physical exam is sometimes all that is necessary to determine your diagnosis. If your symptoms have lasted longer then a few weeks, you may receive x-rays. After your physician evaluates you, you may receive medication ;/or physical therapy that can alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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If shoulder tendons have been badly worn but not torn, do they repair over time and if so how long roughly can this take?

Tendons: Generally do not repair over time, but muscles can. If you can strengthen your muscles with physical therapy and exercise program, it might take over some of the shortcomings of your tendons. See orthopedic surgeon for further advice. ...Read more

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My boyfriend shoulder hurts him really bad i'd there anything that I can do to ease the pain in his shoulders? Can giving him a massage help?

My boyfriend shoulder hurts him really bad i'd there anything that I can do to ease the pain in his shoulders? Can giving him a massage help?

Seems reasonable, but: Hard to say without more history, such as exactly where in the shoulder (muscles around it, or in the joint), trauma, and so on. In general, massage is safe, but if it causes more pain at the time, stop and have him checked out. ...Read more

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I have a knot in the bs k of my neck that hurts so bad all the time an sometimes I get these pains in top between my shoulder blades what can this be?

I have a knot in the bs k of my neck that hurts so bad all the time an sometimes I get these pains in top between my shoulder blades what can this be?

Muscular: It sounds muscular in nature with the geograhic spread of the pain. Reasons include a dusc herniation, degenerative changea, a possible late instability due to a prior injury or related to progressive degenerative chsnges. You should get it evaluated. ...Read more