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What can cause severe shoulder pain?

What can cause severe shoulder pain?

Many causes possible: Ultimately a formal history and exam by an orthopedic surgeon is probably the best option for correct diagnosis. Many things can cause severe shoulder pain such as rotator cuff tears, bursitis/tendinitis, labral tears, shoulder instability, frozen shoulder, fractures, arthritis, contusions/direct trauma, cervical spine and nerve impingement in the shoulder as well. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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How can I stop chronic shoulder pain?

Treatment: When you have chronic shoulder you have to find the cause of it, and treat it. Go and see orthopedic surgeon have him exam your shoulder and find out what is the problem and start enjoy life with no pain. Thank you. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat shoulder pain?

You have to find the: Reason for the pain and treat it, so tell me what kind pain is burning pain , dull achy pain, any numbness in the same side , what other things you have beside pain, did you had x-ray. ...Read more

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Can there be shoulder pain due to cold?

Can there be shoulder pain due to cold?

Let me explain: Cold it is a virus infection it could effect the joints. This effect should not last more than few days, if it did please check it out. ...Read more

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What can I do to boost my shoulder pain?

What can I do to boost my shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), i also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Could getting a massage worsen shoulder pain?

Not likely: If there is no major structural problem in the shoulder massage should not have adverse effect on the shoulder. ...Read more

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I have a shoulder pain which is intense at night?

Impingement Syndrome: Impingement syndrome is a cascade of events that escalate from bursitis to tendinitis of the rotator cuff to a full blown complete tear of the rotator cuff. ...Read more

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How might i get relief from severe shoulder pain?

How might i get relief from severe shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), i also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Differential Diagnosis (Definition)

Is a process of elimination, to look at several possibilities for diagnosing a probable illness, through process of elimination, to narrow those probabilities, so as a ...Read more