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I have been suffering from mild to moderate shoulder pain for about two weeks now. The pain is usually when I lift my arm to the side.

I have been suffering from mild to moderate shoulder pain for about two weeks now.  The pain is usually when I lift my arm to the side.

See an orthopedist: This can be anything from a muscle strain to a problem with the shoulder joint (which is one of the more complex joints in the body). You need to be examined by an experienced clinician. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Bursitis: This could be a condition known as shoulder impingement or bursitis. It could also be a mild case of frozen shoulder (mild because your movement restriction sounds minimal) none of these are "serious" but likely needs an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and i have a pain on the left side of my chest towards the middle. T hurts when I lift my arm, turn my body to the left or when I rotate my body?

I'm 17 and i have a pain on the left side of my chest towards the middle. T hurts when I lift my arm, turn my body to the left or when I rotate my body?

Ans: Sounds musculoskeletal. Do you exercise a lot? Try just resting for a week and see if it resolves on its own. You must watch what you eat as well. Be sure you are eating healthy try 2 to scabs see if you feel better. Give these things a try to if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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Keep geting a pain in my chest on the right side then it gos when I lift my right arm?

Get to the ER ASAP!: Any degree of chest pain should be immediately evaluated. While it could be an inflammation of your ribs from strain after lifting or mowing the lawn, it could also be a collapsed lung or a blood clot in the lung, which can be deadly. It could also be an atypical presentation of heart disease. In any event, get immediate attention. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder when lifting my arm our to the side. It pops and hurts when I lift arm higher than shoulder. Also, when I pour into a glass.

I have pain in my shoulder when lifting my arm our to the side. It pops and hurts when I lift arm higher than shoulder. Also, when I pour into a glass.

See ur Dr and get: Checked for arthritis, bursitis, strain, sprain etc. Perhaps u r getting close to senior citizenship! (joke!) take care! http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00065. http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/mao-shing-ni-lac-dom-phd/4-herbs-natural-pain-relief. ...Read more

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I have a bump by the side of my left armpit but it's only there when I lift my arm up and feel it's not visible no other symptoms?

I have a bump by the side of my left armpit but it's only there when I lift my arm up and feel it's not visible no other symptoms?

There are 3 common: Causes of bumps in the axillary (armpit) area. One is a clogged sweat gland. Another is an enlarged lymph node (lymphadenopathy). A third is an abscess in the hair follicle (folliculitis or furuncle). Because each of these has a different cause and significance, I strongly recommend that you have this checked out by a medical professional. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Right arm — can only lift it side ways up to my shoulders and the pain is just below it. When I twist/rotate my arm the pian Iinthe bicep area.

Adhesive Tendinitis: Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive capsulitis? Any histroy of injury or Diabetes? See a godo Orthopedics doc who soecializes iN SHOULDERS. Get an MRI as well ...Read more

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Hi I had a trapped nerve in my neck 6weeks ago effecting my left side mainly arm. The pain has almost all subsided. Can I lift weights in the gym?

Hi I had a trapped nerve in my neck 6weeks ago effecting my left side mainly arm. The pain has almost all subsided. Can I lift weights in the gym?

Nerves: At your age usually don't get trapped, except of cases of trauma or disc herniation. If currently no weakness in your arms or pain, you should be able to do light weights for all muscles below your neck. ...Read more

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Hello dr, one of my relative girl (age16) is can't able to lift, move, totally numb her leg and arm(one side) frm 3 days, Wat could be problem?

Hello dr, one of my relative girl (age16) is can't able to lift, move, totally numb her leg and arm(one side) frm 3 days, Wat could be problem?

See doctor NOW: The symptoms you have described are serious enough for you to take your relative to the emergency room of a hospital NOW. She needs to examined and undergo a series of tests to find out the reason. Please do not waste time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.

Nerve problems: You could possess peripheral nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but might have more proximal issue at elbow, shoulder or neck. You describe issues on lifting right arm, which raises question of pathology within shoulder area. See your doctor, a few tests should confirm location and etiology. Most of the above possibilities are easy to address. ...Read more

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Dr says strained rotator cuff. Can't move my rt arm up or to side cause it feels tight. Can lift it only using my lt hand as support. More than str rc?

Sounds like it.: Those symptoms sound like a more severe injury to the shoulder tissue. May need an MRI to evaluate. A thorough physical could yeild more info. ...Read more

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Doc says pulled muscles in neck. Can't move it more than an inch on either side hurts to lift arms meds only put me to sleep. What can I do?

Doc says pulled muscles in neck. Can't move it more than an inch on either side hurts to lift arms meds only put me to sleep. What can I do?

Neck pain: Go see a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who does Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) who can help. Go to www.aoa-net.org to find a DO in your area. ...Read more

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I have 6/10 pain in my upper RT quad spreading to my RT side and back Nauseous No appetite Rest with heat 3hrs not helping. Not sure relevant pain in the underside of my right arm hurts to lift it. Don't want to go to ER if not necessary?

I have 6/10 pain in my upper RT quad spreading to my RT side and back Nauseous No appetite Rest with heat 3hrs not helping. Not sure relevant pain in the underside of my right arm hurts to lift it. Don't want to go to ER if not necessary?

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. ER exam is appropriate. ...Read more

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Woke up hr ago, lft side of face tight/hard to move. Couldn't lift eyes. That went away bt now arm goes numb and I have increasingly painful headache?

Woke up hr ago, lft side of face tight/hard to move. Couldn't lift eyes. That went away bt now arm goes numb and I have increasingly painful headache?

Go to ER: Go to the emergency room immediately. This may turn out to be from a bad complicated migraine headache, but you must go to rule out brain aneurysm, stroke, or transient ischemic attack. There are other neurological conditions that must be considered as well. For now, you must go rule out life threatening conditions. ...Read more

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Fell downstairs on my left-hand side+now I can't lift my arm, wash my hair or put bra on, my shoulder doesn't hert, just upper arm front+under muscles?

Fell downstairs on my left-hand side+now I can't lift my arm, wash my hair or put bra on, my shoulder doesn't hert, just upper arm front+under muscles?

Get in: If you are unable to move/lift your arm, you need to get in to be seen. You may have torn your rotator cuff or injured something else in the fall. Please get in for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain on the right side of my ribs/back area, nearthe breast. It is very tender and I can barely touch it. It hurtsto lift my arm. I also have pain in my waist which goes to myback. It hurts to walk. I haven't been drinking much water. Could it

If you don't : Have fever, burning urination, you probably won't have a pyelonephritis(kidney infection). Yor symptoms, as you described it, sound like a muscular sprain or spasm. Have you done any heavy lifting. I will recommend a good history and physical with your physician. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain when I lift my arms up to the side. What could this be?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. The two most common would be a rotator cuff problem or shoulder instability. The rotator cuff muscles raise your arm away from your body and when they are injured raising your arm can be painful. Some people will have an unstable shoulder that can shift out of place if the arm is brought away from the body. A good exam can tell the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the side of my right shoulder its hurts to lift my arm over my head?

Need Consultation: Rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side. Failure to treat will result in a frozen shoulder. ...Read more

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Under arm hurts when I lift straight up but only on the right side. What does this sound like?

Sounds your Triceps-: Muscle has a strain or have tendonitis in it.
Other possibilities include a shoulder joint or neck issue with referred pain in the upper arm.
If it persists beyond a week, see your orthopod to get properly evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more

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When I lift my right arm I get pains in the side of my right chest and right back pains. Kinda feels like my muscles? What could it be?

When I lift my right arm I get pains in the side of my right chest and right back pains. Kinda feels like my muscles? What could it be?

Scapular problem:: You likely are dealing with scapulothoracic dyskinesis. See your doctor for proper evaluation, treatment, and referral to a physical therapist. Go to http://www.orthobullets.com/sports/3134/scapulothoracic-dyskinesis for further details. ...Read more

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I've had a cough and cold 3 weeks I now have a pain that comes and goes in right side of my chest sometimes when I breathe in or when I lift arm?

I've had a cough and cold 3 weeks I now have a pain that comes and goes in right side of my chest sometimes when I breathe in or when I lift arm?

Time to see a doc: No way around it. The Internet is a great resource but it can't replace a physical exam and medical history performed by a well-trained doctor. My advice is to see a family physician as soon as you can. If there is shortness of breath or coughing up if bright red blood see a doctor in an emergency setting. ...Read more

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I am having neck pain, back pain and my arm feels like a weight is on it when I lift it. This is all on my left side. What could this be.

See doctor: After a cardiac cause has been ruled out it is most likely related to a shoulder problem for which an orthopedic referral may be in order. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. Thoughts?

Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. Thoughts?

Shoulderpain: Tough to say without examining you. Your symptoms sound as if you at least strained one of your ligaments in your shoulder, with a possible co-existing Muscle strain of your scapula. See your doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis to assure you get the best advice and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having pain under my right breast, it's like in my ribs and it hurt when I press it, my right side hurt when I lift my arm?

I'm having pain under my right breast, it's like in my ribs and it hurt when I press it, my right side hurt when I lift my arm?

Get medical checkup: I would advise you to get a medical examination done. Your doctor can check your breast and do a physical exam to make sure that you do not have any problems with your breasts. You should also have a mammogram(advised to be done once yearly). ...Read more

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After I stretch, or lift my arms too high I have a severe tightening of the muscles around my ribs. It has happened today on both sides separate times?

After I stretch, or lift my arms too high I have a severe tightening of the muscles around my ribs. It has happened today on both sides separate times?

Muscles: There may be abnormal tightness of these muscles or cramping. Are you weight lifting? Do other muscles cramp or tighten up? If so reduce this type of exercise. If not, try taking some magnesium which reduces muscle cramping. ...Read more

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Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache chest: This sounds of orthopedic nature and less likely to be cardiac given your young age (30) and the fact that it is positional in nature. Best to start with an orthopedist. If you can't get in to see one for months, start with a fellowship trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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Ache in my top right side of my back hurts to lift arm I think it's pulled muscle how long to heal and should I not excercise with it?

Ache in my top right side of my back hurts to lift arm I think it's pulled muscle how long to heal and should I not excercise with it?

Tincture of time: A pulled muscle is the presence of "micro-tears" among some fibers within that muscle. They cause a certain amount of swelling, which causes the pain. Depending on the severity of the injury and the age and medical status of the patient, these symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. Allow it to heal rather than continue to injure it with more activation of the muscle. ...Read more

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22 month post op arm lift surgery my scars have faded to white except 2 inches up from elbow on both sides, will the rest fade, if so how much longer?

22 month post op arm lift surgery my scars have faded to white except 2 inches up from elbow on both sides, will the rest fade, if so how much longer?

Yes but...: The majority of the improvement of your scar appearance has probably occurred by now. You will find that the appearance of a scar may continue to gradually improve over the course of years. However, best to be seen by your plastic surgeon to determine whether there has been an area of abnormal scarring, which may benefit from treatment and/or revisionary surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more