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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?

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 more

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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


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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 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?

Strains: Muscle strains are often related and since the muscles are close in proximity and attach to each other, it is common to get traveling pains in closely associated muscle groups. Relax, heating pads, nsaids may help. Doc appt if severe or worsening. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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If I have shoulder and neck pain, could it be a strained/pulled muscle?

If I have shoulder and neck pain, could it be a strained/pulled muscle?

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

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Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

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??

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

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How do you treat a neck muscle strain --heat or ice?

How do you treat a neck muscle strain --heat or ice?

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

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Which is better: ice or heat on a pulled muscle / muscle strain to the neck?

Which is better: ice or heat on a pulled muscle / muscle strain to the neck?

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

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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?

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

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Are there any ointments for whiplash neck pain muscle strain?

Yes: You could also try voltaren (diclofenac) gel, which is an antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen but in a topical form. There are also pharmacies that make combination pain creams that have multiple meds in them that can help multiple causes of the pain. ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate neck muscle strain?

What is the best way to alleviate neck muscle strain?

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 more

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Should i continue high bar squatting with neck muscle strain?

Should i continue high bar squatting with neck muscle strain?

If it hurts stop: In general, anytime you have pain, that is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Part of working out is allowing your body a chance to recover from the workout. If you try to work through the pain, you can cause serious injury to your body. ...Read more

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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 a muscle strain on my left shoulder by the clavicle what should I do for it and how long will it last?

It depend: How bad is it, minor muscle sprain will go in few days to a week using moist heat and Motrin 400mg three time a day(if you could use it). If the muscle sprain sever it going to take more time and physical therapy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Tightness and pain in the left neck , head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down ... Why???

Maybe stress: Could be related to stress. Muscle tightness is really nonspecific, and does not point to some dangerous diagnosis. If it is really bothersome, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the difference between the neck pain in meningitis and a simple muscle strain?

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

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My shoulder hurts every time i lift it. I hurt myself playing football so could it be a muscle strain?

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

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I'm experiencing pain in the front side of my upper left arm just below my shoulder. It's been bothering me for weeks. Ligament? Muscle strain?

Shoulder pain: hello ~ it sounds as if it could be a rotator cuff syndrome and in which case it may respond to a cortisone shot. It could be arthitis as well. Make a visit to your doc and let him confirm this and offer treatment thanks ...Read more

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How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take for a muscle strain in my neck?

How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) can I take for a muscle strain in my neck?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): about 8-10 tabs or 4 grams per day. 500 mg x2 is 1 gram. ...Read more

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