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Neck And Shoulder Muscle Strain
I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?
Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
I strained a muscle that started in my shoulder. Now i feel it in my neck. It's been 5 days. Is this more than a muscle strain & I should be worried?
I have L4 and L5 compressed discs and possibly one in my neck, muscle strain & spasms would it be ok to go on a 5 hr road trip? I was in a car accident in aug/11 and injured my right shoulder, neck and back. I have a stiff shoulder (possible adhesive caps
Take breaks: I would not recommend being the driver on this road trip if possible, especially not if you're taking pain medications that cause sedation or impaired ability to drive. During the trip, take regular breaks to get out of the car, stretch and relax. Take a break every 30-60 min, or whenever you find the discomfort increasing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few possibilities: Could be strained muscle or injury, nerve inj., infection, spasm, or vertebral or rib dysfunction.Neck muscles attach to ribs, too, so if a rib is out of whack or refuses to move, the muscle gets tight and painful.A good history & physical exam including an osteopathic hands-on exam might find the cause.Manipulation may help.Other treatments may be necessary-but first you need a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Have severe neck and shoulder muscle tension from stress and anxiety. Already been xrayed. Can it progress to paralysis? Pain is pretty bad
See orthopedist: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
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I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??
Shoulder pain: Clearly this is not "normal". You have injured yourself somehow. Perhaps you were lifting something that was too heavy for you ar you repeatedly exerted yourself to 100% with the shoulder and have and overuse problem. Ice it 20 minutes 4xday, take some anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen 600mg 4x day) and rest it. If its not better in a week OR it gets worse (Red/hot/more painful) see a doc. ...Read more
Ice acutely: I would suggest ice on the affected area to decrease the pain and spasm from the acute injury - about 15 minutes every hour or so after the first few days, moist heat can be helpful to help calm down the muscle spasm and decrease the pain the therapists are best at mixing the use of ice and heat. ...Read more
Timing is everything: Acutely rice, rest, ice , compression, elevation. All of these help shrink blood vessels and decrease the amount of blood supply and inflammation. After 24-48 hours heat may be used to stimulate blood flow and loosen the muscle, controlled exercise, then ice to control inflammation. Chronic you may use either heat to relax and ice for swelling and pain. ...Read more
Have neck amd shoulder muscle tension. Im 16. Been to doctor already. Can i go back to lifting weights and working out?
Check with doctor: Who has examined and treated you to see when and what exercises you can do. ...Read more
What are the first aid that i can do for a person having muscle strain started from the neck then radiated to other body muscle?
See a physician.: He probably have a cervical strain. He should consult a physician. These symptoms are caused due to muscle spasm. Your physician can prescribe some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication and muscle relaxants and or physical therapy which will help to alleviate the pain. ...Read more
PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy in association with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (like ibuprofen) are a good way to alleviated the pain and stiffness of a neck muscle strain. Osteopathic manipulation is also an option. Make sure the treatment is coordinated by your physician - you don't want to take any medicine that may interact with other treatments you are receiving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a muscle strain on my left shoulder by the clavicle what should I do for it and how long will it last?
I have neck strain. Dont know whether its a muscle strain or not. To relieve the pain i apply 'volini' but it does not last long. I sleep on 2 pillows?
Motion testing: When your neck hurts, one way to assess the cause is to slowly move your neck in flexion, extension, side to side and then lowering each ear to your shoulder. With significant muscle involvement, you will feel the particualr area of the muscle resist your motion. If you, instead hear a gentle popping, that may signal a joint issue. ...Read more
Tension signs: With meningitis one also sees a positive kernig sign. The patient is on their back and the leg is lifted up and straightened. This stretches the dura. If it is inflammed from meningitis lifting the the leg will cause neck pain while in a neck strain it should not. If there is fever, chills, light sensitivity oyou would also suspect meningitis. If present take this person to the er. ...Read more
My shoulder hurts every time i lift it. I hurt myself playing football so could it be a muscle strain?
Yes: Could be a muscle strain or other rotator cuff injury, including a tear. Ice about 45 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. See your doctor if persists. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): about 8-10 tabs or 4 grams per day. 500 mg x2 is 1 gram. ...Read more
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