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I have a shoulder pain. Will having an electric massage chair help?

I have a shoulder pain. Will having an electric massage chair help?

For a short while: Massage chairs will give you temporary relief of shoulder pain, the underlying cause of the pain needs to be determined to initiate proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Could getting a massage worsen shoulder pain?

Could getting a massage worsen shoulder pain?

Not likely: If there is no major structural problem in the shoulder massage should not have adverse effect on the shoulder. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Does massage therapy work for back pain , shoulder pain ? Is it worth it? What are the alternatives?

Yes : If the presentation us primarily muscular symptoms, massage can give temporary relief but does not address the underlying cause or causes unless it was muscular in origin. Otherwise, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment can range from time, medication, exercise and sometimes injections ...Read more

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Can't sleep from shoulder pain. Hurts to the touch. Heat and cold don't help. Massages don't help. Fingers tingle. So tired.

Can't sleep from shoulder pain. Hurts to the touch. Heat and cold don't help. Massages don't help. Fingers tingle. So tired.

Orthopaedics consult: It sounds like you need to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam. At your age, the most common cause of shoulder pain is impingement syndrome. However, a physician needs to know more about your chief complaint. Pain in the upper shoulder and with symptoms in your hand could be from a pinched nerve in your cervical spine. X-rays C-spine, shoulder,physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have upper back and rt shoulder pain, gets better with rest and massage, pains on touch. Chest CT w/o contrast normal, can this be lung cancer?

Have upper back and rt shoulder pain, gets better with rest and massage, pains on touch. Chest CT w/o contrast normal, can this be lung cancer?

Likely not cancer: In a 31 year old with shoulder pain, lung cancer is extremely unlikely. If it gets progressively worse over the next 2 weeks see your pcp. Still not likely to be cancer but it can be something your pcp can help you with. ...Read more

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Am loosing wt(5 kg in 3mnths) have upper back and shoulder pain 2 mnths which gets better with massage and rest, pains on touch. Chest CT is normal, am a smoker, can this be lung cancer?

Am loosing wt(5 kg in 3mnths) have upper back and shoulder pain 2 mnths which gets better with massage and rest, pains on touch. Chest CT is normal, am a smoker, can this be lung cancer?

Stop smoking: Pain that improves with massage and rest is not the most usual presentation of lung cancer; and your ct resulted normal. If you are legitimately worried about cancer, you should stop smoking. The presence of those symptoms do not (per se) rule out the possibility of cancer anyway. Consult your dr, and stop smoking using any method. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a shoulder pain which is intense at night?

Impingement Syndrome: Impingement syndrome is a cascade of events that escalate from bursitis to tendinitis of the rotator cuff to a full blown complete tear of the rotator cuff. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the worst shoulder pain ever?

What can I do to treat the worst shoulder pain ever?

Worst ever: If this is the worst ever then i suggest you see an orthopedic specialist. At the least an xray and evaluation are in order. ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain mostly in the morning when i wake up?

I have shoulder pain mostly in the morning when i wake up?

Inflammation : At night you do not move your shoulder so there is swelling in your shoulder when you wake up. You have bursitis, tendinitis or a tendon tear. You should get a consult from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more