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My Shoulder Always Is Sore
I've had a pain in my shoulder for some time. some times it will radiate to my hand, others in my arm pit. my shoulder its always sore and feels almost like it needs to pop and stretch and be pressed down hard at the same time. It's the most frustrating
Get some PT: Sounds like you need a doctor exam for rotator cuff strain and a course of physical therapy combined with some Naproxen. If not improved afterwards, then an MRI. TRIGGER POINT INJECTIONS could also benefit. Have your doctor palate your trapezius from neck down across your shoulder, your supraspinatis, and over shoulder blade for discrete tender spots. ...Read more
I have numbness in my arms and hands, weak neck, I pull muscles there easily. my left shoulder blade is always sore.
Yes: Yes so take it easy and get rested. If it persists see your md to rule out other issues. ...Read more
I have pain and soreness in upper back, between shoulder blades, it's not constant, could it be from poor posture?
Shoulder pain: Most likely from postural issues, which pulls on the trapezius, rhomboids, levator scapulae, and paraspinal muscles. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is this pain in my shoulder? I have a sore and aching pain in my shoulder, possibly cause by a knot, which has occurred for 5 days.
Unsure from that inf: That description is inadequate to attempt diagnosis. Could be anything from muscular to joint to lymph nodes. ...Read more
Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff strain, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause soreness. Some injuries of the shoulder occur due to acute injury & some are from overuse. I suggest you start with rice, try a gradual return to ctivity, and see an ortho for a complete exam if probelms persist http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more
Rest: I would first try a period of rest and avoid aggravation. Would advise starting a course of antiinflammatories and icing as needed. Can typically start with 800mg of Ibuprofen per day or 500mg of alleve twice a day which are rx strength. Gentle stretching also helpful and can google codman's exercises. Also work on rows and scapular strengthening. If not better in 3-4 wks seek attention. ...Read more
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