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Doctor insights on: Is A Grade 2 Worse Than A Grade 1 Shoulder Seperation

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Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

Are AC separations/dislocation common shoulder injuries?

AC injury: This is a very commonly injured part of the shoulder It is where your collar bone attached to the anterior portion of your shoulder blade. Most of the time the injury gets treated without surgery, but the progress should be moinitered by a shoulder specialist ...Read more

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What causes my right shoulder to start to pop, after I had two surgeries on my left one?

What causes my right shoulder to start to pop, after I had two surgeries on my left one?

Could be the same: All of us have our body weak points. If you have had problems with one shoulder you may have similar problems in the other just because this is how you were meant to be. I would have your shoulder evaluated. It may be ligament strain or tears. ...Read more

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I have two keloids, one on each shoulder. How do I treat it when they start hurting to the point of exhaustion?

I have two keloids, one on each shoulder. How do I treat it when they start hurting to the point of exhaustion?

Ask your doctor: Have you looked into intralesional steroid treatment for them? Ask your doctor about it. I too have a large keloid on my shoulder and it throbs, but I am used to it and I don‘t do anything for it. Of course you could try warm or cold compress as well when it hurts. ...Read more

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Is pt for torn rotator and tendonitis supposed to make shoulder hurt worse after two weeks cortisone didn't work?

Is pt for torn rotator and tendonitis supposed to make shoulder hurt worse after two weeks cortisone didn't work?

Rotator cuff: Sometimes at the beginning of pt, symptoms can increase. This can be due to muscle soreness, performing an inappropriate level/type of pt activities, etc. It is important to communicate this with your pt. Additionally, not all rc tears respond to conservative treatment and so a persistence of symptoms may be indicative that nonoperative treatment may be unsuccessful and surgery may be required. ...Read more

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I have had a injury to my right shoulder and need an archigram I do have medicare but I really need the archigram done I have suffered the pain for two years my doctor has stop doing shoulders but recommend that I get one can u help please?

You: You will need to establish with an orthopedic specialist who can do an assessment, and who can demonstrate in his medical records that you have failed all standard conservative treatment, which for most insurer's including medicare usually includes 6 weeks of standard conservative treatment including nsaid's such as advil (ibuprofen) or other pain relievers, completed course of physical therapy, and that there are physical exam findings. Then an arthrogram is more likely to be considered for coverage under medicare. ...Read more

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Have a problem shoulder, two surgeries and still in pain. Haven't slept a full night in over a year...Whats my next step? I tore my labrum almost 3/4 of the way off my shoulder bone and had reconstructive surgery with 8 anchors. One year later I'm still I

It's: It's disappointing when there isn't a fix. Even with all the advances in our field, we orthopaedic surgeons have to manage this on a daily basis.

For anyone with ongoing musculoskeletal pain (e.g. Arthritis, an old injury, etc.) the most important pitfall to avoid is the sense that you will only be able to depend on your body when it not longer hurts. The truth is that people have very rewarding lives in spite of pain. Research shows how this is done. It basically amounts to turning off (or filtering) the "pain alarm" (the sense of ongoing damage with pain or inability to trust a body part that hurts)--separating true and false alarms. The rest is development of what psychologists call "self-efficacy", which is a sense of control and an optimism that things will work out. We tend to admire our grandparents and the so-called "greatest generation" for these qualities--they have self-efficacy off the scale and you can see the benefit. You can cultivate this with a technique called cognitive behavioral therapy. You could start with a workbook called "managing pain before it manages you" (which fits the smoke alarm analogy--you need to use pain as a tool and not be mastered by it).

I recommend you get a few shoulder specialists to look over your shoulder for obvious problems (errant anchors, instability, pinched nerves) and hopefully they can reassure you that there are no issues and no overlooked operative targets. Then work hard on your recovery and you'll get there! ...Read more

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I wretched my back two days ago and since have pain in one spot between my shoulder blades when I swallow/burp. Getting better, but is this nerve?

I wretched my back two days ago and since have pain in one spot between my shoulder blades when I swallow/burp. Getting better, but is this nerve?

Intrascapular pain: Can be reflux try ranitidine, muscle strain (erector spinae-behind esophagus) that were irritated during trauma and by swallowing. Osteophytes can impinge on the esophagus, unusual at a young age, Osteophytes develop slowly but position may have shifted. A compression fracture would be rare. F/u/ w/ doc consider motrin if not allergic muscel relaxants ...Read more

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I have a small patch of tiny purplish veins/bruise on my right shoulder. I also have one or two on my ankles. What are they? And what causes them?

I have a small patch of tiny purplish veins/bruise on my right shoulder. I also have one or two on my ankles. What are they? And what causes them?

Spider veins: Most likely spider veins. Spider veins are small dilated veins near the surface of the skin shaped like tree branches that blanch when direct pressure is applied with a finger. Most common cause - venous hypertension within varicose veins or flow abnormality in medium sized veins of the leg (reticular veins). But there are many other congenital ; acquired causes. ...Read more

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Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

Clear CT scan of chest. Worried about lung cancer. Two x rays and one CT clear. But the CT was without contrast & shoulder pain persists. Contrast?

NO!: Lung cancer has been eliminated as a realistic diagnosis. Move on, be glad. There are rather more mundane causes for shoulder pain. See an orthopedic surgeon and find out what's going on with that shoulder. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in neck, one above clavicle and one In neck had a ultrasound which showed reactive lymph nodes. Am waiting for a blood test?

I have two lumps in neck, one above clavicle and one In neck had a ultrasound which showed reactive lymph nodes. Am waiting for a blood test?

Sounds reasonable: Lymph nodes can enlarge in response to an infectious or malignant process but sometimes they actually develop something similar to an infection even though no other infectious symptoms. In that case antibiotics are used to treat. At times more obscure infectious causes are at work and several different blood draws or imaging may be needed. If nothing found a biopsy of the node may be required. ...Read more

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I banged my shoulder two weeks ago and now it hurts?

I banged my shoulder two weeks ago and now it hurts?

Did: You try anything such as rest, ice, and/or anti-inflammatories? If not u should and if u already did then go get checked out ...Read more

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Is it bad to have a shoulder higher than the other one?

Is it bad to have a shoulder higher than the other one?

Depends on your his-: Tory, as to what symptoms you have.
Most common cause generally is bad posture, but other causes can be at fault. See your pcp and get investigated by an orthopod. ...Read more

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My wife have pain in her shoulder for the last two days. Is there anything we should do?

My wife have pain in her shoulder for the last two days. Is there anything we should do?

Mild symptoms? NSAIDs: The shoulder is a complex joint with many different potential pain generators (ac joint, glenohumeral joint, rotator cuff, bursa, biceps tendon, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed.

A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator (s) and advise your wife on a personal treatment plan. If pain is not that bad, nsaids under supervision of pcp. ...Read more

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I have a shoulder higher than the other one. How can I fix the alignment of the shoulders?

I have a shoulder higher than the other one. How can I fix the alignment of the shoulders?

Structural problem: I have found that this is associated with a postural avoidance problem. There are three main areas of support that can cause posture to change. Your bite relationship descending down, feet ascending up, or hips both directions. You may have one, any combination, or rarely all three. Tx may involve a TMJ dentist, chiropractor/physical therapist, and/or foot orthotics. Other areas out of alignmt. ...Read more

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I have shoulder seperation. I got it two months ago n been in apin ever since. The slightest pressure on the shoulder hurts. What do I do?

I have shoulder seperation. I got it two months ago n been in apin ever since. The slightest pressure on the shoulder hurts. What do I do?

See surgeon: If you had shoulder separation pinned two months ago and are having pain you should return to surgeon for reevaluation. Sometimes pin can loosen or infection can occur at site of pinning. Imaging may be needed to decide on etiology of pain. Certainly a plain radiograph may be indicated initially. ...Read more

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If I wear my bag on one shoulder, does it affect my spine?

If I wear my bag on one shoulder, does it affect my spine?

Shoulder bag: If the bag is heavy it may affect your spine by causing a compensatory muscle spasm with the opposite side muscles having to work harder to stabilize your spine. Try lightening the load and/or alternating the side you carry your bag. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have one shoulder lower than the other side?

See answer: This is not dangerous, but may be related to underlying issues such as scoliosis as an example. If uneven, it may lead to discomfort in your spine and other musculoskeletal areas connected to your shoulder. Have the area evaluated by a dr. Or physiatrist/sports medicine physician to assess your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is something wrong if your two shoulder blades are sticking out a lot?

Is something wrong if your two shoulder blades are sticking out a lot?

Serratus Anterior: Many people have "winging scapula". The serratus anterior is responsible for pulling the scapula (shoulder blade) towards the ribs. You should see a physician to help determine the cause of serratus anterior insufficiency. However, if this is not painful or causing problems for you then things may be just fine. After an exam by a physician you may be given therapuetic exercises to strengthen sa. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't feel one area of your shoulder blade by touch, but then get sharp pains?

Damaged nerve: Loss of sensation with pain represents a damaged nerve. There can also be pain referred to the area from somewhere else. It is best for md to examine area and possible order scan to rule out underlying problem. ...Read more

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I feel pain around my right shoulder, begin form two days ago after a basketball game, how could I deal with it?

Shoulder pain: Agree with dr de santi.
Pain for a few days can be treated with symptomatic care with emphasis on rest and avoidance of painful maneuvers. Gentle stretches/rom activity to minimize development of a stiff shoulder is imperative. Use of nsaid's, ice and or heat can be helpful. If symptoms persist and affect your ability to use your shoulder in a pain free manner then visit a doc for a proper eval. ...Read more