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Medicine For Separated Shoulder
Severe pain: Get an exam and xrayGet a more detailed answer ›
Exam, xray, mri:
One can tell if a joint such as an AC joint is separated
of dislocated by a combination of exam, xray and mri
A separated joint may be grade 1-3 and the joint may
be subluxed or partially out of place
A dislocated joint is totally out of place and usually needs to be reduced or put back in the proper position ...Read more
Shoulder Blade Pain: Pain from a separated shoulder usually is limited to the a-c joint where the shoulder separated. Is your scapula pain right over the shoulder blade? Has your separated shoulder healed? If you have scapula pain when you raise your arm up sideway (abduction), but no pain at the a-c joint then I do not see a relationship and would look for another cause. ...Read more
Shoulder injury: Ice and immobilisation until you can be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
My neck and shoulder are pain when I get up from bed in morning. It happen twice a week. I took no medicine for it. What can I do for the problem.
I had my shoulder separated type 3 about a year ago. I still feeling discomfort or even pain. Do I need surgery? Is it going to get wost over the years?
Shoulder Specialist: Type 3 ac separations are controversial with regard to best treatment. That said, you may be interested to know that the vast majority of patients we treat for these actually have other reasons for their shoulder pain and are having several things repaired at the same time...Labrum, rotator cuff, etc. So get a detailed evaluation first. Http://theshouldercenter. Com/separated-shoulder. Htm. ...Read more
Msculer pain in right shoulder......No relief frome medicine....Its so painfull I m student nd due to pain my study is so much disaffected.....Reply?
Are you sure?: Seeing a doctor for an examination and possibly and x-ray is advisable. The pain could be from a muscular etiology as you have indicated. But it can be due to other reasons such as ligaments, tendons, referred from the neck, etc. There is no reason for you to continue in pain when effective treatment is available. Good luck with your studies. ...Read more
Possibly: PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on the severity of the separation. Most mild shoulder separations settle down in a few weeks, and you can return to hockey. Despite playing in a no contact league, there is inevitably going to be some contact, which can aggravate the injury. You can also get tripped while skating and land on your shoulder, so you have to consider the risks associated with returning to play. ...Read more
Sometimes dislocation may tear ligaments or tendons in the shoulder or damage nerves.
The shoulder joint can dislocate forward, backward, or downward. A common type of shoulder dislocation is when the shoulder slips forward (anterior instability). This means the upper arm bone moved forward and down out of its joint. It may happen when the arm is put in a throwing position.
Thank you. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, a separated shoulder is injury to the ligaments that hold your collar bone in place. Depending on the severity and symptoms, most people recover from a mild to moderate separated shoulder just fine and are able to participate in activities without much discomfort. More severe separations may require surgery. Recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation to determine the severity. ...Read more
See your doctor: Several things can cause pain in the shoulder. You should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Only through this can he/she tell you what's going on and wha to do for it. ...Read more
A separated shoulder is really a sprain of the AC (acromioclavicular) joint. They are graded from
1 to 3 with 1 taking a few weeks to heal and 3 taking 6-8 weeks to heal and sometimes requiring surgery.
A dislocation is when the bone (humeral head) dislocated from the glenoid socket.
Usually it can be reduced conservatively.
If It is recurrent, you might need surgery. ...Read more
AC separation: Injury to the ac joint commonly occurs when you fall onto the point of the shoulder. Common examples include falling over the handlebars of a bike, or when a hockey player runs into the boards with the side of the shoulder. The injury itself is of the joint capsule that surrounds the ac joint, and as the severity increases, can involve ligaments connecting the clavicle to the coracoid process. ...Read more
Not simple.: Assuming no trauma to that site, shoulder pain can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even a peculiar lung tumor called a pancoast tumor. Start with primary doctor, she/he will take a history, physical, do some blood work and get a plain chest x-ray and shoulder x-rays. ...Read more
U don't need meds-: -U need 2 C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. @ Ur age it means U need a reconstruction 2 prevent this. If not treated U will end up with a very severe degenerated shoulder, which will B always painful & @ Ur age not much can B done. Also later in life, when a total shoulder can B done, the bone stock will B damaged from arthritis that it will B unable 2 B done. ...Read more
I m suffering from frozen shoulder from last 7 months. No relief from medicines, therepies. What can I do?
See ORS: You are getting a shot of Depo-Provera in your shoulder or buttocks? It will last longer (no one can say how long) if it is injected into your glenohumeral joint for your DX of frozen shoulder.PT can be very helpful. If no improvement over a period of time (2-3 months)w/PT/NSAIDs and injections arthroscopic selective capsulotomy can be very effective. GL! (this answer was ' recycled '. Ask more if needed! ...Read more
I fell a week ago and I hurt my shoulders. My right shoulder has been hurting and medicine is not helping. X-ray shows not broken.?
I m having problem of suddenly shoulder pain it is so paining I take pain relief which are not useful please give me suggestions or tell me medicine?
2 many causes: Without any injury, there are many possible causes, from bursitis-tendonitis-infection-calcific tendonitis, and more. U need 2 c an orthopedic surgeon 4 xam & x-rays, and this may very well give u the answer. Some times further imaging is needed but there is where 2 start. ...Read more
Fell 2 months ago, pain in back shoulder but now I feel like I'm high when I'm not, like I took a drug. Can back injury cause this & if not, then what?
Feeling high / dizzy: It doesn't seem like a fall with symptoms 2 months later could be related-- unless you banged your head when you fell. Feeling "high" could be a cause for the fall-- I wonder if your heart is OK. Were you checked for arrhythmia? Two things affect these symptoms - brain and/or heart - so I think this is serious enough to get checked out by an MD. ...Read more
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Many Possibilities: Prolotherapy typically by itself will cause ligaments to tighten up, usually due to scarring or fibrosis of the ligaments. However now prolotherapy is used to introduce new blood supply to the area and then many times following it with the prp and/or stem cells in the area can repair the tissue/ligaments by the hopes that the stem cells regenerate the same normal tissue type. Regenexx. Com ...Read more
Rest: Most pain in the shoulder resulting from tendonitis is secondary to overuse. Rest from the provacative activity is the appropriate initial treatment. In addition, antiinflammatory medications can be helpful if taken for short durations of time 7-10 days. However, make sure that you can saftely take it, ie check the side effects. ...Read more
Have torn labrum in shoulder and have horrible pain behind shoulder blade. Are they related or separate issues?
Probably: Separate issues but if occurred in same injury could possibly be related. Pain from labrum usually radiates to the arm not the back. ...Read more
Is the Chinese medicine really effective to a problem of sore and stiff shoulder? Or a pain relieve patch is better? Thank you! :D
Chinese Med may Help:
It depends on what is in the Chinese formula. Turmeric and Boswella are two powerful anti-inflammatory herbs that are popular in the west, and may be included in a formula of Chinese medicine. Topical DMSO (horse liniment) is also a very effective anti-inflammatory pain reliever.
Pain relieving patches merely mask the symptoms, without relieving the underlying inflammation. ...Read more
It depends.: Most AC sprains (types 1, 2, 3) are treated effectively without surgery and athletes return to competition within 1-6 weeks depending injury severity. Types 2 and 3 result in mild to moderate prominence of the distal clavicle. A small percentage of types 1, 2, and 3 require surgery for persistent or late onset symptoms. Some type 3 and all severe (type 4, 5, 6) require early surgery. ...Read more