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Pressure Points For Shoulder Pain
Upper right chest pressure followed by pinching upper left shoulder pain...Brief but troubling. What does it mean?
Can't relate them: It is unlikely that the 2 symptoms are related. Unless both are muscular (which, statistically, is the most likely cause). Have you been doing any stretching, carrying, twisting or other strenuous work in the last week? ...Read more
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
Is it possible to have angina constant for 3 months with no break in chest pressure or back back and shoulder pain? Tests for angina?
This depends on--: -where the pressure is, & in what position the arm is. A little more info is needed. Direct pressure to the humerus with the arm at the side, & minimal pressure not a punch, the possibilities are many from neoplasm, bone cysts &more. If arm is actively moving away from the body, it could be rotator cuff, as well as neoplasm. So more info is needed. ...Read more
EKG, bloods, holter, pressure all normal. Have severe anxiety and stress still. I get left shoulder pain sometimes still.?
Muscular: If your cardiac evaluation has been completely normal then we need to consider that this is primarily shoulder, possibly muscular, tendon, or Bursa. You need to work on stress reduction coupled with a good exercise program. I would recommend you discuss this with your physician, perhaps in consultation with physical therapy, cardiology, and other musculoskeletal experts. ...Read more
I have a dull pressure in my head all over, mainly in the back with neck and shoulder pain. Has lasted a few weeks so far. Should I get a ct scan?
Exam: First, get a comprehensive physical exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. You may need baseline x-rays and CT might be necessary; however, will not help your pain. ...Read more
NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more
The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), I also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan
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See below: Most of the time pain in your body is not something "bad". Usually pain is your bodies way of telling you that you have done to much to a body part. You can have pain though with tears in tissues, infection and even tumors. I would suggest you seek medical advice. ...Read more
See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more
See below: The most common causes of shoulder pain are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. Your physician will likely perform a physical exam and possibly get an x-ray. They may prescribe medication, therapy, or order and MRI. ...Read more
See below: I don't know all that much about cricket but I have seen videos and it appears that the pitcher has a pretty violent overhead motion. This would put significant strain on the rotator cuff muscles. The first thing to do is to be evaluated by either an orthopedist or physiatrist, get a good physical exam and then testing as needed. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment can follow. ...Read more
Rest/ice/meds: Try resting your arm, icing your shoulder, and using medication for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the soreness. Nsaid's (ibuprofen, aleve, etc) can help with soreness and inflammation. If it resolves, return to throwing with less intensity. Add volume and intensity with common sense. Get checked by ortho doc if not better in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Impingement syndrome: The most likely problem after the age of 40 is impingement syndrome. It causes bursitis in the shoulder which eventually leads to rotato cuff tendinitis causing pain and perceived weakness with attempted elevation of the arm. If it persists you should be checked by a Ortho doc who can prescribe some physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and a steroid injection. Cervical radiculopathy? ...Read more
Endometriosis: You may have some pain from endometriosis, especially at or near the time of your menstrual cycle. This results as the fluid from the endometriosis may cause inflammation of the area near the diaphragm on the right. Sometimes, there is an implant directly on the diaphragm that may worsen over time as well. The only way to tell would be at the time of surgery. ...Read more
Maybe: Epidurals are often used to help relieve pain from a protruding disc compressing a nerve. Epidurals place anti-inflammatory medication on top of the protruding disc which can help reduce pain and inflammation. If your shoulder pain is coming from a pinched nerve in your neck then it may help. ...Read more