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Dr. Mark Pack
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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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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Help please? What is causing left shoulder pain next to my shoulder blade?

Muscle pain: Try ice and heat and stretching. If no relief see your doctor for an evaluation and diagnosis. Could also be a nerve pain or other cause. ...Read more

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I have dull pain in back and inside my left shoulder. Pain degree varies daily. What can this be?

Referred pain: There are several etiologies for back and shoulder pain. Cervical and thoracic degenerative or steno tic disease can refer pain to your shoulder. Rotator cuff injuries can cause muscle strain resulting in neck and back pain. I would recommend an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

Left shoulder pain for no reason, been hurting for 2 weeks now. Is this major symptoms or concern?

How is function?: If range of motion is good (arm goes all the way up in the air and all the way behind the back) and have not had a recent injury, I usually recommend nsaids under care of a pcp.

If your pain goes away completely that is great. If not you should be evaluated for something that may need more treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

What could cause shoulder pain in the upper left shoulder?

@ Ur age there R--: -many possibilities. Cardiac, bursitis rotator cuff disease R the main things that come 2 mind & need 2 B evaluated in that order ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

What could be wrong if my left shoulder pain when working out?

Shoulders complicatd: There can be many reasons for this - a muscle strain or joint sprain, a slightly torn tendon, and irritated bursa, an unstable shoulder joint, arthritis, torn cartilage, or shoulder parts jamming each other on motion. This requires a careful shoulder examination by a rehab or orthopedic doc. Don't let this go on too long.
James dillard, md. ...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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Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

Left shoulder pain with chest discomfort?

See below: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases neck and shoulder pain could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid from left shoulder pain?

See below: Rest
ice
oral anti-inflammatory medication
cortisone injection.

See your pcp. ...Read more

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Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

Having left shoulder pain with mild chest discomfort?

See doctor now: See a doctor. It may be nothing or it may be a heart problem - do not delay. A man your age may be at high risk for the onset of heart disease. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain after gastric sleeve does it go away?

Left shoulder pain: Unfortunately it is no guarantee with a procedure such as that and if you continue to experience difficulties you should consider pain management or continue conservative care. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Left shoulder pain. Hurts most where clavicle meets shoulder.

Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more

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I'm getting some left shoulder pain with movement. How do I alleviate the pain?

Evaluation: A middle age male with chronic unilateral shoulder pain needs to be evaluated. The shoulder is an exceedingly complex mechanism with numerous soft tissues that, when injured, can each become generators of chronic pain. A hands-on evaluation by an osteopath would be useful. Until then, rest and heat are advised. Acupuncture and massage might help. ...Read more

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I get severe neck and left shoulder pain when I drink and eat. It started happening about a month ago. Any suggestions?

Referred pain: I suspect referred pain from the neck but other causes could be involved like esophageal involvement, or referred from gall bladder. Your physician can clarify this and have you get the appropriate evaluation ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?

Left shoulder pain for weeks. No injury. Sharp, on&off, top of the shoulder. Doesn't always hurt w/ movement, and hurts when doing nothing. Thoughts?

Depending on your-: -age, this could be impingement. Some symptoms include trouble putting on a coat or blouse, fastening your bra, and a positive empty can sign. You extend your arm out in front of you, elbow extended & pretend that you're emptying a can rotating your arm as is emptying a can. In Wisconsin we call it the empty beer can sign. If not painful or if it is, see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Bad abdominal painand left shoulder pain. Why?

Bad abdominal painand left shoulder pain. Why?

Your description is: Not sufficient to be able to provide a diagnosis over the internet. The combination of shoulder pain and abdominal pain is often a finding in serious intra-abdominal problems. You need to see a health care provider for an evaluation and testing as soon as possible. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Sever left shoulder pain extends to upper arm.

Sever left shoulder pain extends to upper arm.

Shoulder pain: Any chest pressure like an elephant sitting on your chest? If so, you better call 911 and go to the ER for possible heart attack! ...Read more

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Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do I get shoulder pain in my left shoulder after walking or standing for long periods?

Shoulder pain: Could be postural, improve your posture ; balance if possible. Consider referred neck pain, cuff tendinitis, cervical strain/sprain, or overuse. ...Read more

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I am having left shoulder pain under shoulder blade and a dry skin area. Need some help please?

Nerve irritation: You may have neck nerve root irritation. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor
and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?

Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?

Is there a history: Of trauma or family history of arthritis. You may have arthritis of the cervical spine. I recommend you see an interventional pain specialist. ...Read more

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Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause?

Rotator cuff: If recent onset, a rotator cuff injury is a possibly. If a longstanding problem, arthritis is a common cause of decreased shoulder motion. Have it checked out by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've had left shoulder pain for about 6 weeks. No injury. I cannot raise my arm straight up in the air and I cannot extend it back to undo my bra.?

I've had left shoulder pain for about 6 weeks. No injury. I cannot raise my arm straight up in the air and I cannot extend it back to undo my bra.?

Muscle/tendon injury: Without a history of a specific injury, your pain could be coming from the fact that you strained the muscles (deltoid or rotator cuff) around the shoulder or sprained the ligaments and joint that join the end of your collar bone (clavicle) to the shoulder blade (acromion portion of the scapula). You should seek a thorough orthopaedic surgeon evaluation if the pain persists past a week. ...Read more

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I just got out of 2 days in hospital 12 hours ago. Was there for chest and left shoulder pain. Was told nothing is wrong. Now pain is back. What to do?

I just got out of 2 days in hospital 12 hours ago. Was there for chest and left shoulder pain. Was told nothing is wrong. Now pain is back. What to do?

Notify them: Most time when you have been discharged from a hospital you will have a follow up doctor who would be familiar with your case; I would call them and notify them that the pain had returned and see what they recommend. ...Read more

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Diaphragm causing left shoulder pain after meals?

It can: This can occur. If you have a hiatal hernia that is causing irritation after you eat, you can have referred pain in your left shoulder or axilla (armpit) area. You may need an upper GI series or endoscopy to make sure you are not having any other issues such as progressing barretts esophagus or any other issues. Hope this helps! ...Read more