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Have terrible shoulder pain at night especially where the shoulder blade is and the pain is worse when lifting things. Sometimes it's pain everywhere.

Have terrible shoulder pain at night especially where the shoulder blade is and the pain is worse when lifting things. Sometimes it's pain everywhere.

Inflammation: Unless you recall a recent shoulder injury, you could have a bursitis of the shoulder. If you're able to take nsaids like ibuprofen, they may help reduce pain and inflammation. If your symptoms persist or worsen, see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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Shoulder pain in middle of the night woke me up. What can I do to alleviate the pain?

Get Diagnosis: Shoulder pain is a rather general term http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm it is important to first establish the cause of your shoulder pain. I recommend you have an evaluation with a shoulder specialist to establish a clear diagnosis which will then help lead us to the solution. ...Read more

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Have had shoulder pain since the middle of the night last night and still hurts to move it. Tried many things, nothing is working. Any suggestions?

Have had shoulder pain since the middle of the night last night and still hurts to move it.  Tried many things, nothing is working.  Any suggestions?

Shoulder: It's possible that you may have slept wrong or you may have a little bit of rotator cuff tendinitis. It would depend on if you were doing any type of throwing activities or upper extremity activities that may have started this process. Packing your shoulder and ice and utilizing anti-inflammatory medications and gentle movement of the shoulder would probably be beneficial as a starting point. ...Read more

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I shoveled snow for about 40minutes yesterday, took a flexeral last night from a script i had last spring but i'm still having side, shoulder pain?

I shoveled snow for about 40minutes yesterday, took a flexeral last night from a script i had last spring but i'm still having side, shoulder pain?

Helper, not healer: You would likely be worse off without the Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (and hopefully an nsaid, if allowed to use them) last night, but you overused the muscles in question, so they will be sore for 2-3 days. Local cold pack, NSAID and additional Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) doses will help it fade faster. If persists >3-5 days, or gets severe, see your dr / urgent care. ...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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I took a Vicodin for shoulder pain 24hrs after a night of heavy drinking. Should I be concerned?

I took a Vicodin for shoulder pain 24hrs after a night of heavy drinking. Should I be concerned?

Not a good idea: This is not a good idea but a single vicodin will probably not do any harm. Heavy drinking is always a concern. Please seek help to stop that pattern before it causes severe harm to your body. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain since sleeping on it wrong last night?

Possible: It should resolve in a day or two. Try advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic. If not better by next week see your doctor. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more