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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

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Anterior shoulder pain for 6 months. Cause - sleeping on it exclusively all night, for 8 months due to injury in other shoulder. Ultrasound was normal?

Anterior shoulder pain for 6 months. Cause - sleeping on it exclusively all night, for 8 months due to injury in other shoulder. Ultrasound was normal?

Need MRI: I would recommend you get an MRI for further evaluation. It is much more sensative for internal injuries of the shoulder such as a tear of the labrum and ligaments of the shoulder, which you could very well have. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Right shoulder pain and pain under right rib cage. Worse when breathing, worse at night. Please help?

Varies: There are many potential causes. An irritation of a nerve in the mid back can cause pain that radiates around one side of the trunk. Gallbladder, lung, and kidney problems can also cause similar symptoms. Consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Unable to sleep at night age 51 feels dyspnoeic comfortable only on geting up n walking around.Mild sweat.Left shoulder pain.Pls advice.

Unable to sleep at night age 51 feels dyspnoeic comfortable only on geting up n walking around.Mild sweat.Left shoulder pain.Pls advice.

Call your MD: Difficulty breathing while lying down can be a symptom of a few different medical conditions, some much more dangerous than others. Please call your doctor asap to get an appointment and get evaluated. Ideally, call today, before the thanksgiving holiday. ...Read more

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I have explosive diarreha after eating, shoulder pain and night sweats what couldn't causing this?

Endocrine dysfunctio: You need to see a doctor as soon as possible, there are several endocrine issues that could be causing this. Gi problems also need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Tuesday gone did 40 pushups left should pain since then swelling and pain when moving my shoulder pain from shoulder to elbow pain at night awakes me?

Shoulder pain: This is likely a strain type injury. Recommend rest, ice, compression, and an over the counter anti- inflammatory (ibuprofen or naproxen). If symptoms continue after this treatment for 2-3 weeks, seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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I have some leg and shoulder pain and recently some terrible leg pains especially at night when I am at rest. Taking muscle relaxant but dosnt help?

I have  some leg and shoulder pain and recently some terrible leg pains especially at night when I am at rest. Taking muscle relaxant but dosnt help?

Rest Pain: Restless legs has really hit the tv. But you need to make sure you do not have pad (poor artery blood flow) in your legs. Next is spinal stenosis (pressure on spinal nerves from arthritis), and then peripheral neuropathy (painful nerves, often simply from age). If pain is severe, you need to see a physician for complete evaluation. Try tonic water at bedtime (has quinine) helps restless legs. ...Read more

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Softball player w shoulder pain after coming back from ulnar nerve surgery. Symptoms: can't sleep on it, worse at night, constant pain, hard 2 move it?

Softball player w shoulder pain after coming back from ulnar nerve surgery. Symptoms: can't sleep on it, worse at night, constant pain, hard 2 move it?

Give it time: If the surgery was very recent, could be from your position on the operating table. If you are already back to playing softball, could just be getting used to playing again after a perios of non-use. Give it some time, it should get better on its own. Be sure to warm up before play and practice. If it persists, ask the doctor about it that the did nerve surgery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This refers to something that ...Read more