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Elbow Pain After Shoulder Surgery
Not common: Shoulder arthroscopy is not often associated with postoperative elbow pain of any significance. The pain may be referred from your shoulder. Often the arm is put into a traction device with the arm extended and a weight pulling on the arm which can theoretically exacerbate an underlying condition of the elbow. ...Read more
Had shoulder surgery, rotator cuff 2years ago, why do I have pain again in my left arm between shoulder to elbow?
I just had shoulder surgery a week ago and I have 6 large welts on my upper arm and pain and swelling in my elbow and under my arm. Is this anything.
Had shoulder surgery feb.2013 was o.K. Til week ago left arm terrible pain like after surgery. What is wrong?
Surgery for what?:
Was it for rotator cuff tear ot arthritis or dislocation.?
Feldene stops tissue healing. Something came apart in the shoulder. You need th see the doctor to see what happened. The maybe more surgery without meds that block healing, or get prolotherapy to force healing without surgery.
www. Getprolo. Com or www. Aaomed. Org for info and a prolotherapist. ...Read more
I had shoulder surgery and now I have blisters all over my arm and underneath it. What is the cause and how do I fix it?
Depends: Blisters immed after surgery usually secondary to excessive tension on superficial layers of skin. This may be caused by swelling alone or surgical tape placed in excessive tension to secure bandage. If this seemed to develop later could be superficial skin infection or cellulitis especially if area seems to be expanding. If this is the case should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more
Will a partial rotator cuff tear cause weakness 2 the point that it's hard 2 lift things & move arm. Having shoulder surgery in a few weeks?
After microscopic shoulder surgery now by left hand all puffy. And my arm still hurting. What should I do?
Can my neck/arm pain be a result of bankart repair shoulder surgery 2yrs ago? Nerve pain from neck down left arm, started 6 months after surgery
Probably not: If you had a bankart repair and did well for 6 months and started having neck pain running down your left arm, it is more likely coming from a "pinched nerve" in your neck. Bankart repairs are done primarily for instability, so if you have not developed recurrent instability, it is probably not your shoulder, also shoulder problems do not typically cause pain running down the arm. Be seen! ...Read more
I had decompression shoulder surgery in July, and the severe pain has appeared again. Shooting down my arm and hand and it's Very weak.
If the pain is in the right arm, and continues for the next day--then recheck with the Ortho who did the operation.
If the pain is in the Left arm--this could be cardiac and needs to be checked out NOW ...Read more
When someone has a mammogram is the arm and hand suppose to get numb why the test is preformed? I had a inter scalene nerve block shoulder surgery
I had elbow pain so had it X-rayed and the report says I have a tricep enthesophyte, is surgery the best/only treatment? Is triceptrupture a concern?
No: This is an X-ray finding. It is not unusual. This rarely leds to problems ...Read more
Had open carpal tunnel surgery on my left wrist in 09/2014. As of late I have been having inner elbow pain and middle finger only pain. Any ideas?
Hand surgeon: These symptoms could be due to a recurrence of some carpal tunnel problem. Your hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
I often wake up with numbness in hands; have elbow pain during the day; was diagnosed with sciatica; have bulging discs in back; obese. Back surgery?
Individual: That is a tough question. It very much needs to be individualized. Especially since the forces that we put through the shoulder and elbow are so huge that very small problems become massive problems. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine specialist. In general, adequate stretching, strengthening, and rest, is required for a successful thrower. ...Read more
What would cause shoulder pain & elbow pain when I twist my arm inwards & outwards, also when raising my arm?
Elbow pain for a week that radiates to the shoulder and arm. Also to the back. Feels like pinching? Feels better with rest
Can be pinched nerve: Pinched nerve when it passes in a groove in the back of the elbow can cause it. This can be from inflammation, scarring, or bone spur. Occasionally Carpal Tunnel syndrome will cause the same. If rest, by avoiding activities that cause pain, and icing does not take care of it in few days, then you need to see your primary doctor for further evaluation, testing, and treatment. ...Read more
How come when some1 massages my upper left back/shoulder where there's knots my left arm/elbow pain goes away but comes back again a little while late?
Spasm returns: Knots are a type of cramp or muscle spasm. When a massage releases a muscle spasm it doesn't always stay released, particularly if you keep doing the same thing (s) that caused the spasm in the first place. Too much body frame weight, the wrong shoes, strain caused by stress bad exercises, bad pillow, etc. Could all be causes of the spasm. Find the source of spasm, address it and feel it disappear. ...Read more
Elbow pain now radiating into shoulder. Have used NSAIDs and an armband but not much seems to help. Any other recommendations?
Lets review your que: That does not sound normal, I would seek the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation ...Read more
Shoulder/back pain that radiates down to elbow. Shoulder started 3-4 weeks ago but elbow pain came last week. Worse at night, throbs. Keeps me awake?
May not fit: May not be simple but could be coming from the neck to the elbow. Because there are so many systems involved here you need to discuss this with your physician ...Read more
Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. The pain can also be referred from the neck due to a pinched nerve. Finally, although less likely, it could be due to an inflammatory condition. ...Read more
Tuesday gone did 40 pushups left should pain since then swelling and pain when moving my shoulder pain from shoulder to elbow pain at night awakes me?
Shoulder pain, arm pain and numbness elbow pain, dull and sometimes stings diagnised with over use injury more than 2 months ago still have pain?
I went to sleep and I woke up with shoulder and elbow pain in both arms and I haven't exercised recently, and I'm not sure if I should go to the hospi?
Depends: If the symptoms resolve within a few minutes, then they may simply be related to your sleep position. If so, you should see your doctor. If symptoms not resolving in a few minutes, then you should go to the hospital emergency to get evaluated for spine injury. ...Read more
What could cause chronic elbow pain with swelling. Pain radiates to hand and wrist. Sometimes to shoulder. At times jabbing pain. Have had for a year.
See physician: To be sure. However, this could be a couple things, including a chronic bursitis which is causing pressure on the ulnar nerve causing the radiating pain. There are a number of other structures in the elbow that can cause chronic inflammation though and thorough history and physical is necessary with possible imaging. ...Read more
Hurt my wrist waiting 2 weeks xrays, 4 days later experiencing elbow pain and forearm and some shoulder pain swollen hand. What could this mean?
Need doctor's advice:
It is not clear as to the injury but the wrist can be the starting point and the swelling can occur from limited use. Need to be evaluated for the entire arm and see if xrays are necessary and best treatment.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain in left arm. Starts around elbow. Pain radiates to thumb. Sometimes tingling fingers. Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.
Leftside elbow pain/numbness wrist/finger tips numbness, shoulder pain left side of left breast both upper part of back, not all time some?
Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a nerve in the neck by a bone spur or herniation that can cause pain or numbness that runs down the arm into the hand. An MRI can usually show the cause of the problem if it does not resolve. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Top of left shoulder and muscles that connect to clavicle hurt when I take deep breaths. Slight elbow pain as well. Lung cancer? Muscular?
Pain: Likely musculoskeletal, get an x-ray first.Get a more detailed answer ›
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