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Are Rowing Machines Bad For Shoulders
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
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
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
I'm 3 weeks post-op complete rc tear repair surgery. Used ice machine for 1 week. Should I or do I still need to ice shoulder 20 min 3 or 4 times/day?
No: At three weeks benefits of icing is minimal; however for comfort and/or at end of day it may still provide relief. ...Read more
Hubby had job isokinetic test, 2 men had to hold the machine on shoulder, but it was still moving! Invalidated/skewed the results? Job depends on it!
Maybe: The people doing the test should know if the numbers are valid- if they validate it then don't worry ...Read more
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
Can I use a electrical muscle stimulation machine for physical therepy for an old shoulder dislocation?
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
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
Bad: It's bad only for a few seconds. ...Read more
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
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
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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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
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
But anomalies of spine and rotations should be checked at your next physical
Swollen shoulder: A swollenand hot shoulder bears investigation. It speaks for an infectious process. ...Read more
Go: See a doctor. We can not prescribe on this format. Good luck ...Read more
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
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?
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
Bad symptoms for 4 months. Now shoulder tingling every 5 seconds all day. Really annoying. Slowly having a change in concious. Different vision. Wierd?
Neuropathic: It's not clear whether his musculoskeletal or neuropathic. You will need an evaluation to help clarify your symptoms. ...Read more