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Left Shoulder Pain While Running
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Painful AC joint.: It very likely can be a painful acromioclavicular joint. They can become arthritic as we age, and cause pain. ...Read more
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
I've had severe left shoulder pain for two years. It wakes me up at night. My arm pops and comes out of place. I've had no injury to the arm.
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
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
MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?
Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause?
I WENT EMERMERGEN ROOM SUFFERING WITH LEFT RIP PAIN AND LEFT SHOULDER PAIN. They gave me morfin and took xrays. The hospital say left basile nodule?
See details: None of this makes sense, especially the supposed x ray report. Forget the ER and see an orthopedist. ...Read more
I have had sudden severe left shoulder pain for a week and have played volleyball and it hurts to lay on it and I feel it popping. What should I do?
See a doctor: You might have a Rotatory Cuff muscle injury. ...Read more
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
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
I have been having shoulder pain on my left side for about two weeks. The pain has extended down to my wrist and also around my left shoulder blade. It hurts 24/7 and the worst is when I am lying down (going to bed). It hurts my wrist to twist it and my e
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