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Took levaquin (levofloxacin) now shoulder pain tendinitis joint pain. How do I gain my recovery I can't move my arms enough anymore..

Took levaquin (levofloxacin) now shoulder pain tendinitis joint pain. How do I gain my recovery I can't move my arms enough anymore..

Be seen: I would be seen immediately to determine the specific reason you are having difficulty raising your arms. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is sometimes associated with tendon and ligament ruptures and you may have a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?

68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?

Consultation: The simplest treatment would be making an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulders or sports medicine. You choices of possibilities are to large to discuss here. ...Read more

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I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck ?

I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck ?

Get evaluated: Sometimes shoulder pain can overlap with cervical spine radiculopathy and therefore will not respond to injection. In addition to this you could have an underlying injury to your rotator cuff which is not responding to injection. Either way an MRI of the shoulder might be indicated if your pain has not resolved. If this is negative then there might be a neurological component that needs a workup. ...Read more

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Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?

Doing arm raises every day with the big dumbbell but hurts the shoulder joint/ is this the best exercise to tone the chest?

No: While dumbbell exercises can be very beneficial, they can also put stress on joints if not done properly. It sounds like you are putting stress on the shoulder joint and this should be avoided. Push ups are good exercises to tone the chest but can be modified to your level. If you are not sure how to do exercise the right way, seek out a personal trainer or physical therapist. ...Read more

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Severe shooting, tearing pain in rt shoulder at shoulder joint. Rt arm falls asleep. Very weak, can barely lift anything, 3+ wks, getting worse, ?

Severe shooting, tearing pain in rt shoulder at shoulder joint. Rt arm falls asleep. Very weak, can barely lift anything, 3+ wks, getting worse, ?

No Trauma?: If no trauma one possibility is parsonage turner syndrome (acute idiopathic brachial plexopathy) its uncommon but i see one or two cases a year. You've pretty much described the acute presenting symptoms. I think you should see a neurologist if there is no reason to suspect traumatic injury of the shoulder itself. ...Read more

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I do not remember any trauma or any reason why I have severe shoulder joint pain only in my right arm, my shoulder aches even in a resting position! ?

I do not remember any trauma or any reason why I have severe shoulder joint pain only in my right arm, my shoulder aches even in a resting position! 
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Bursitis first choic: There can be many reasons for a painful shoulder and trauma is only one. It can occur spontaneously, be related to daily duties and activity, be due to bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, torn structues, swelling, etc your evalaution will help clarify this. ...Read more

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Suddenly 10 minutes ago I feel pain in my left arm. I am feeling pain if I tried to lift my arm. Pain stats from thumb to top near shoulder joint. But if I raise my arm and put my hand on right shoulder from the back I feel relaxation in my arm.

Chest pain: Hello, some of the more common causes of chest pain and younger people are chest pain heart related, stomach acid, musculoskeletal. If the pain persists or gets worse with exertion, I would worry about heart condition. But the way you are describing that muscle movement helps, it could be musculoskeletal pain ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more