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What do "frozen shoulder"symptoms feel like when you try to move?

What do "frozen shoulder"symptoms feel like when you try to move?

Limited motion: Many things can cause pain or limit your ability to fully move your shoulder. However, limits in passive motion (that is, you remain relaxed while an examiner attempts to lift and move the shoulder) are common in frozen shoulder. ...Read more

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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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After I recieve a shots in my shoulder, less then 4 months later my dead shoulder symptoms come back. Even with daily stretching. What can I do?

After I recieve a shots in my shoulder, less then 4 months later my dead shoulder symptoms come back. Even with daily stretching. What can I do?

Let me explain: Most likely you have some tendonitis of rotator cuff or arthritis around the shoulder, some partial tear of the rotator cuff. This why it is coming back. Or you have occupation and stress that shoulder . Did you have MRI for that shoulder, if you do not talk to doctor about it to see any of those conditions present or other which make the pain coming back. Thank for asking, . Good luck. ...Read more

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Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder. Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym. Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder.  Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym.  Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Pinched nerve: This is likely secondary to nerve compression either in the neck (cervical spine) or the shoulder area. Stay out of the gym until the symptoms clear and you have had the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Rt shoulder symptoms with nerve block on friday. Total rt arm is numb but rt eye not as open...Pupil smaller than left. Block in it tomorrow . Concerning?

Rt shoulder symptoms with nerve block on friday. Total rt arm is numb  but rt eye not as open...Pupil smaller than left. Block in it tomorrow . Concerning?

Horner's syndrome: Hi panda, you probably have horner's syndrome which is common with these types of brachial plexus block. It's not a complication but a side effect. The medication blocked sympathetic ganglion in the neck along with other nerves. It will wear off along with the arm numbness. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a patch of skin on my right shoulder blade that is tender to the touch (even a bra strap it uncomfortable) I have no other symptoms?

I have a patch of skin on my right shoulder blade that is tender to the touch (even a bra strap it uncomfortable) I have no other symptoms?

Notalgia: A patch of skin with no symptoms, particularly on shoulder blades of women is most likely a condition called notalgia paresthetica. This patch of skin can also be itchy, burning or achy. It is thought to be due to inflammation or irritation of a skin nerve. It is sometimes a challenge to treat but treatments are available. Please talk to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

A bar with 195 pounds fell on shoulder and I have had pain for over a week and it went to my elbow, what do I do?(bruise on my shoulder & elbow)

Shoulder/elbow: Direct trauma can cause muscle tears of biceps, etc. Can also cause bone & soft tissue contusion/injury. Get it checked if it hurts & limits motion. ...Read more

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I got a sub cutaneous bruise on my shoulder muscle while doing inclined bench press a few days back. Can I continue exercising?

I got a sub cutaneous bruise on my shoulder muscle while doing inclined bench press a few days back. Can I continue exercising?

Yes: If you have a small bruise and full range of motion in your shoulder joint without any pain, there is no reason why you should stop exercising. If you have trouble moving the arm then avoid exercises and get an X Ray or Ultrasound done ...Read more

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How to bruise your shoulder blade?

Options: The most common cause of this would be a direct injury such as a fall or a direct blow. Alternatively, a bleeding disorder could cause you to bruise easily. ...Read more

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hurt shoulder bout a week ago. Pain only decreased a little. would I know if my shoulder is dislocated? could it just be a bruise bc I can move it?

 hurt shoulder bout a week ago. Pain only decreased a little. would I know if my shoulder is dislocated? could it just be a bruise bc I can move it?

Likely strain injury: Because you can move your shoulder, it is not dislocated. You may have strained or bruised your outer deltoid muscles or deeper rotator cuff muscles. You can also sprain the capsule of both the actual shoulder joint or the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. Decreasing pain and improving motion suggests a mild self-limiting injury. If pain persists past 2-3 weeks, seek formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Had cortisone injection 8 days ago in my shoulder . Have huge bruise and it hurts worse than before the injection, is this unusual?

Had cortisone injection 8 days ago in my shoulder . Have huge bruise and it hurts worse than before the injection, is this unusual?

Need more info: Are you on blood thinners or high doses of anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen or aspirin? A huge bruise would be unusual under ordinary circumstances. Was there trauma to the shoulder? Increased pain this late may be the signs of infection. Should be feeling better. Have you had any fever or unusual symptoms, -extreme tiredness or flu-like symptoms. You need to see whoever injected you asap. ...Read more

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I have pain on my left shoulder blade that feels like a bruise when touched and just hurts when left alone. Do I need to see a dr right away?

I have pain on my left shoulder blade that feels like a bruise when touched and just hurts when left alone. Do I need to see a dr right away?

Rest and ice: Pain and tenderness is often from musculoskeletal causes. A pulled muscle or trauma to the area would have to be considered. Associated symptoms such as chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, pain radiating to the neck or left arm would be more concerning but would be uncommon to cause tenderness over the muscle. A trial of over the counter anti inflammatory medication and rest may help. ...Read more

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Just found out my daughter fell on concrete & hurt her shoulder. There's a small bruise where she hurt it. Painful to move & touch. Looks puffy.

Just found out my daughter fell on concrete & hurt her shoulder. There's a small bruise where she hurt it.  Painful to move & touch. Looks puffy.

Better go to ER: or to her doctor, needs to be evaluated, meanwhile, give her a painkiller, calm her down, put her arm/forearm in a sling for comfort and immobilization till cleared by doctor, she will be fine ...Read more

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At jiu jitsu I think I felt my shoulder slip out of place and pop back in but not bruising or swelling, was it dislocated?

At jiu jitsu I think I felt my shoulder slip out of place and pop back in but not bruising or swelling, was it dislocated?

Possibly: It sounds like you experienced a partial dislocation, also known as a subluxation. This is when the ball slides partially out of the socket but then slides back in spontaneously. It can be a one time event or lead to recurrent instability and pain. Rest and physical therapy are generally indicated. See your physician for a thorough evaluation and confirmation of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more