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Doctor insights on: I Carry A Large Tool Bag On My Shoulder Can I Damage It

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Shoulder acting frozen but had to carry heavy bag on vacation. Just locked it and picked up and lugged. Any risk?

Shoulder acting frozen but had to carry heavy bag on vacation. Just locked it and picked up and lugged. Any risk?

Rotator cuff tendons: You probably have tendonits of the rotator cuff. Conservative treatment is best tried after an examination of the area. Until then ice and Ibuprofen woudl be helpful if not contraindicated for you. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts when I press a point on it. It started since I started carrying my school bag and it's not going away. Is there something wrong?

My shoulder hurts when I press a point on it. It started since I started carrying my school bag and it's not going away. Is there something wrong?

Yes: It is most likely a minor nerve irritation due to the pressure from the bag. Try carrying it in a different location. Apply ice to the area. You could try Tylenol (acetaminophen) as well. ...Read more

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Left Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog ? Hurts starting in shoulder blade. Uncomfortable.

Left Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog ?
Hurts starting in shoulder blade. Uncomfortable.

Myofascial : This sounds like you may be experiencing a myofascial trigger point; this irritation of muscle groups can even mimic nerve root type pain. The shoulder girdle area is a common site for these types of regional muscle fiber strains. If your dog takes you for the walk (with lots of tugging) then a few trips to dog training school may help to change unruly tugging. A lighter, fashionista bag ? ...Read more

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Not really pain,right side in my head feels like being squeeze/tight/tired since tues night.right neck/shouder feels tired at times.carrying heavy bag

Not really pain,right side in my head feels like being squeeze/tight/tired since tues night.right neck/shouder feels tired at times.carrying heavy bag

See headache doctor: Your description is consistent with a tension type headache. If you'd be interested in a private consultation for work up of the problem using a special logging tool that can help suggest the best type of intervention then, please go to www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR in order to make a Virtual Appointment. Be Well- Be Strong- Be Happy ...Read more

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How can I alleviate terrible shoulder pain from carrying a backpack?

How can I alleviate terrible shoulder pain from carrying a backpack?

Be checked: It is a limitless unusual you would have terrible shoulder pain from carrying a back pack, so I would probably be seen just to make sure it is not something more serious such as a cardiac event. That being said, rest, ice, NSAIDs are typically first line treatment for orthopedic problems and if it does not respond consider being seen also. ...Read more

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If I carry my backpack on the just one shoulder each and then back half of the time, then does it even out the stress on my shoulders?

If I carry my backpack on the just one shoulder each and then back half of the time, then does it even out the stress on my shoulders?

No: Wearing a backpack improperly can lead to severe problems get a good one and get it fitted - at a camping or adventure store - for example rei if you have access. ...Read more

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I get huge back and shoulder pain every time I wear or carry non heavy items, even wearing a necklace and carrying a purse gives me pain.

I get huge back and shoulder pain every time I wear or carry non heavy items, even wearing a necklace and carrying a purse gives me pain.

Back/ shoulder pain: Does it hurt when you just move hour shoulder? raise your arms? move your neck? Would follow up with doctor urgent care make sure you are not developing arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus or fibromyalgia. need sed rate CRP, exam for trigger points, range or motion, parathesias. Coudl alos be from gallbladder pain or rarely could be MS, F/U with doc . ...Read more