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I Can T Lift My Arm
Adhesive capsulitis?: While i agree in part with the first answer, other quite possible conditions include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and subacromial bursitis. Also acromio-clavicular joint arthritis is possible. I always inject with corticosteroids first. If your motion and pain return to normal, great. If not, the more expensive options (MRI) would be considered. Finally, did the onset occur quickly? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having pain in my shoulder for some time now i can't lift my arm all the way up what's wrong?
I have pain in my shoulder and it won't as bad at first now it's starting swells sometimes and I can't lift my arm all the way up wats wromg?
Can you tear your rotator cuff from slamming your shoulder into the wall? I did now I can't lift my arm up without pain
Every once in a while out of no where, my clavicle feels like its been disconnected from my shoulder and i can't lift my arm. What is this and why?
Shoulder injury: There are several possible causes of your shoulder problem. It can be a rotator cuff problem, or if you are under 20, then it can be some instabiility of your shoulder. If you fell directly on your shoulder, it can be a shoulder separation. You should see an orthopedist if the problem continues. ...Read more
Calcific tendinitis, was my diagnoses a month after weeks of pain and loss of mobility. After physicaltherapy etc it's still painful and I can't lift my arm past a certain point (undressing is a nightmare). Is it normal or can it be something else?
See orthoped: If things don't go as planned, it is best to contact your orthopedist to reassess your problem. ...Read more
Er dr diag: strained rotator cuff. Can the rc be completely torn if i can't lift my arm up and don't really have much pain?Will see orthopedic dr.
I work as a ski instructor, and lately my shoulder has been in pain, sending spasm of pain to my spine. I can't lift my arm without pain. Help?
Feel down the stairs went to ER they said it was just bumps and bruises. But i can't lift my arm or reach for things and my shoulder pops when moved.
Got the flu shot 3 weeks ago. Still have severe arm and shldr pain, numbness down to my fingertips and i can't lift my arm over my head. What can I do?
I have a pace maker but in last Wed and my nack and left arm feels stiff is that normal I can't lift my left arm for a month dr said?
I had 4 needles today 2 in each arm and in my right arm my armpit really hurts and I can't lift up my arm?
How to remove knots in your shoulder+neck? Its been ther for weeks, and i can't lift my r arm anymore. Started after when i had to lift up a kid in ski.
I have a stabbing constant pain above rt eye w/ some blurry vision (film like) also stiff neck to the point I can't lift my right arm BA survivor?
4 days post op from breast implant surgery. Is it normal i can't even lift my right arm up w/out it killing. The pain isn't even near the incision?
See your surgeon: For acute onset pain, it is best to go and see the surgeon who performed the breast augmentation procedure for you. Muscle spasms can occur in patients who have sub muscular implants placed and this may cause pain when trying to move arm. If the approach was through the axilla, or patients develop a hematoma then additional pain can be present with associated arm movement in some patients. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
More infornation: Need more information Why did you have an injection and where? What was going on. Need more information and better history to help you ...Read more
Why can't i lift my bent left arm up any higher than my shoulder without pain beginning intensely within my upper arm ?
Joint and/or nerves: Severe pain triggered by arm elevation suggests a joint problem. Rotator cuff injury can do this. However, the brachial plexus is a collection of nerves under the clavicle that can cause severe shooting pains into the upper arm. Inflammation of the plexis can produce symptoms as you describe. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Left upper back is really tight and swollen can't lift my arm or even reach grab it feels like balls. What to take right now?
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