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Joint pain in fingers, wrists, big toes, shoulder and elbow for a few months. Now painful muscle spasms in forearm. Are pain and spasm likely related?

Joint pain in fingers, wrists, big toes, shoulder and elbow for a few months. Now painful muscle spasms in forearm. Are pain and spasm likely related?

Could be need evalua: you need an evaluation. They could be related. Check with your physician and see if you should see a rheumatologist that can help clarify all these different types of symptoms ...Read more

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So I have randomly gotten tiny nailhead sized bruises on different parts of my body. They are purple. One on chest, big toe, and shoulder. What is it?

So I have randomly gotten tiny nailhead sized bruises on different parts of my body. They are purple. One on chest, big toe, and shoulder. What is it?

Anticoagulated: One possible and simple reason is you could be anti coagulated for some reason either taking too much nsaids like Aspirin or Ibuprofen or its possible you may have a problem with the amount of platelets in your body at your age i would see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have 5 big bug bite all within a circle on my shoulder and there buring and iching what could it be? There also pussy and they're about 2-3 inches

I have 5 big bug bite all within a circle on my shoulder and there buring and iching what could it be? There also pussy and they're about 2-3 inches

Staph: You have a very dangerous and serious infection known as a staph. You need to see your doctor urgently or go to the nearest emergency room! ...Read more

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What is dislocated shoulder? Why is it such a big deal?

What is dislocated shoulder? Why is it such a big deal?

Instability: Shoulder dislocations are really only a problem when they become recurrent. Many individuals experiencing dislocation for the 1st time can recover fully after this event with restoration of strength and motion. However the younger the individual the more likely this will become a recurrent problem requiring surgical stabilization, especially in the young athlete involved in collision sports. ...Read more

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I have a big knot on the bottom of neck more on my shoulder could this be sitting on a nerve and causing my back and neck hurt all the time?

I have a big knot on the bottom of neck more on my shoulder could this be sitting on a nerve and causing my back and neck hurt all the time?

Trigger points : A "knot" near the bottom of the neck (lower cervical spine) or in between the shoulder blade is commonly do to a muscle spasm. The descriptors provided indicates that this is likely a myofascial or muscular trigger point, which is a form of muscle spasm. "a pinched nerve" in the neck can commonly cause the described symptoms as well. Effective treatment can be started once diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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My son has this big white patch on his shoulder that a lot lighter then his other skin what could it be?

My son has this big white patch on his shoulder that a lot lighter then his other skin what could it be?

Multiple causes: If the patch is singular, has been present since he was small, and has not changed over time, it may represent a hypopigmented birthmark (achromic nevus). If multiple and increasing in size and number over time, it may represent vitiligo. A dermatologist coukd help differentiate the etiologies. ...Read more

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Experiencing extreme pain in my back (left near shoulder). Had 4 nerve terminaton procedures in '05 due to big rig accident. Pain in chest now as well?

Experiencing extreme pain in my back (left near shoulder). Had 4 nerve terminaton procedures in '05 due to big rig accident. Pain in chest now as well?

Back & chest pain: Symptoms come on suddenly or rapidly over time? Any trouble breathing? Cough? Pain in arms, neck, or jaw? Smoker? Pain near left shoulder somewhat worse if you try to take a deep breath? Feel feverish? If "Yes " to one or more of these, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are brown blisters from a sunburn normal? They are accompanied by small clear blisters, but they are big and brown in color - on my shoulder.

Are brown blisters from a sunburn normal? They are accompanied by small clear blisters, but they are big and brown in color - on my shoulder.

Brown blisters: Hi Joshua635 ~ The brown blisters is microscopic punctate hemorrages into the skin and is one of the manifestations of severe sunburn, which can be up to a 2nd degree hot water burn! Leave the blisters. Its the BEST dressing, and apply antibiotic ointment to scalded areas and if not too extensive and not too deep can be left open so it dries out as quickly as possible thx ...Read more

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Hi I have A lump in between shoulder. Blades and there seems to be a yellow l shape rather big and I suffer with pain.have done for about a year any?

Hi I have A lump in between shoulder. Blades and there seems to be a yellow l shape rather big and I suffer with pain.have done for about a year any?

Exam needed: This area has to be examined by a physician in order to answer your questions. This may be a simple cyst(a wen,for example) but without examining it no opinion can be made. ...Read more

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Right shoulder keeps jolting, like a reflex, doesn't hurt and no trigger i can notice. Kind of like a big twitch every now and then, what could it be?

Right shoulder keeps jolting, like a reflex, doesn't hurt and no trigger i can notice. Kind of like a big twitch every now and then, what could it be?

Tic or myoclonus: You're describing is most likely for a tic or a short duration benign myoclonus. Differences between the two is how significant is the amplitude of the contraction. ...Read more

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I have a big red spot on my shoulder its been there for years it looks simular to a sunburn sometimes feels sensitive has small purple dots concerned?

I have a big red spot on my shoulder its been there for years it looks simular to a sunburn sometimes feels sensitive has small purple dots concerned?

Hard to say: It concerns you enough to ask about it. So go have it looked at. It is hard to say anything about rashes and spots without seeing them, . Most are nothing. When it concerns you enough to ask it is beneficial to have it looked at. ...Read more

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Hi David, I'm having shoulder trouble, I fell off my bike and landed heavily on my elbow, I have pain in the shoulder. It's a bearable pain during everyday movement but and big movement backwards and across my body is incredibly painful, can you help?

Hi David, I'm having shoulder trouble, I fell off my bike and landed heavily on my elbow, I have pain in the shoulder. It's a bearable pain during everyday movement but and big movement backwards and across my body is incredibly painful, can you help?

Possibly serious: The duration of these symptoms are important. If only a few days, give it time (10-14 days) to heal with REST and protection. If it has already been more than a few weeks, you should see a doctor--suggests serious shoulder joint or rotator cuff injury. ...Read more

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Good idea to do push ups and shoulder exercise for big perky breast?

Good idea to do push ups and shoulder exercise for big perky breast?

Maybe: Chest exercises may help and pushups are just one exercise. Shoulder exercises are fine but they do not affect the chest area. ...Read more