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Dr. Austina Cho
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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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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

@ Ur age there R--: -many possibilities. Cardiac, bursitis rotator cuff disease R the main things that come 2 mind & need 2 B evaluated in that order ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

Shoulders complicatd: There can be many reasons for this - a muscle strain or joint sprain, a slightly torn tendon, and irritated bursa, an unstable shoulder joint, arthritis, torn cartilage, or shoulder parts jamming each other on motion. This requires a careful shoulder examination by a rehab or orthopedic doc. Don't let this go on too long. James dillard, md. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain when reach behind/across body,lay on left side/on back at night what could this be?It's been happening about a month after accident

Left shoulder pain when reach behind/across body,lay on left side/on back at night what could this be?It's been happening about a month after accident

Do Some Research: This sounds like a "classic" case of a rotator cuff problem. That is, the tendons that move and/or stabilize the shoulder. If you're careful, it can heal on its own, but if there's been no progress after 4-6 months, go see an orthopedic doctor. Before that, avoid straining above shoulder height. Look on the internet for stretching and mobilizing exercises, use Motrin and apply ice after activity. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?

Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

How is function?: If range of motion is good (arm goes all the way up in the air and all the way behind the back) and have not had a recent injury, i usually recommend nsaids under care of a pcp. If your pain goes away completely that is great. If not you should be evaluated for something that may need more treatment. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid from left shoulder pain?

See below: Rest ice oral anti-inflammatory medication cortisone injection. See your pcp. ...Read more