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Define fibrositis of spine / shoulder blade? GP said it can last a long time. Is itpart of degenerative disease and is it more common with women?
Just a fancy term: Yes, your GP is right that the condition is part of the degenerative process. You should learn to live with this reality by knowing how to minimize pain with physical therapy and regular exercise, heat, massage, acupuncture etc. This will hopefully minimize your need and resultant dependence on pain meds. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
What is the cure for fibrositis. I have these marble size glands all over my body. I was told by a doctor that it is fibrositis?
Many Possibilities: Shoulder pain is a nonspecific finding so a lot more specific information and a detailed examination would be needed to give you clear diagnosis. If you have had this a while I recommend you have an evaluation with your primary physician and then perhaps a shoulder specialist if persistent. Learn more at: http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm. ...Read more
Scoping the shoulder: Arthroscopy of the shoulder generally requires two or three small incisions (one stitch each), so that your surgeon can inspect the shoulder arthroscopically, and perform the surgery necessary in your case. It's outpatient. Most surgeons will have you icing the shoulder immediately after surgery, and taking pain medications. ...Read more
See a shoulder specialist.
Depending on how you fell, you may have an injury that needs more immediate attention. The shoulder specialist will x-ray and examine your shoulder to help you with these answers. They will suggest MRI if they think it's appropriate.
You may get better with just therapy alone but getting checked out will help you get on the right path to recovery. ...Read more
IME??: What is IME. Not an abbreviation I am used to using.... ...Read more
Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/shoulder-pain. Htm. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bilateral shoulder pain can be from many sources: tendonitis, instability, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, referred pain from the cervical spine, etc. Less likely, it could be from a nonorthopedic condtion. If the pain is significant, then it's time to your see doc and move forward with some diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without more detail about your pain, what may have caused it and the dysfunction associated with it. Different types of pain have different causes and different treatments. It's very suboptimal for someone to give you a generic answer for shoulder pain without having a better understanding of what's causing it. An evaluation in person is necessary for appropriate guidance. Best of luck. ...Read more
Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
See below: There are several causes of shoulder pain. You will probably want to see your physician if your pain is lasting greater than 2 weeks. Initially a short course of rest, ice, and compression will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Sometimes injections can be used to help decrease the pain and facilitate therapy. ...Read more
Yes: Pleuritic pain (pain due to inflammation of pleura) can get transmitted to the shoulder tip sometimes if the diaphragm is involved. Sometimes the pain can be also transmitted to the shoulder blade. Pleura is the membranous covering of the lungs as well as the underside of the ribs. ...Read more