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Upper right chest pressure followed by pinching upper left shoulder pain...Brief but troubling. What does it mean?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

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


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What to do if the right shoulder pain when pressure put on left arm?

What to do if the right shoulder pain when pressure put on left arm?

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

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EKG, bloods, holter, pressure all normal. Have severe anxiety and stress still. I get left shoulder pain sometimes still.?

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

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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

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What could cause shoulder pain?

What could cause shoulder pain?

See below: There are many causes, but the most common are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a complete work up. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

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

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What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: 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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Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

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

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What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

Various: Sounds like a chronic recurrent soft tissue injury like a tendinitis. It might be related to. Certain activity or repetative motion. Tendinitis usually hurts when you push on it. A single injection of cortisone might be curative. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

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

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Severe shoulder pain in a diabetic?

Severe shoulder pain in a diabetic?

Frozen shoulder.: It could be a frozen shoulder, although your kind of young for that. However, there is a significant increase in frozen shoulders among diabetics. ...Read more

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How can I fix my left shoulder pain?

Diagnose first: Determine the cause and then treat the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What to do about neck/shoulder pain?

What to do about neck/shoulder pain?

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

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How do doctors address shoulder pain?

How do doctors address shoulder pain?

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

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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can a crook in neck cause shoulder pain?

Yes: If the pain persists, it could be a pinched nerve as well. If it doesn't resolve with some stretching, exercise and anti-inflammatory use you may consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

How to relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

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

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How to treat shoulder pain from long toss?

How to treat shoulder pain from long toss?

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

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What could cause shoulder pain / weakness?

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

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How you relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

How you relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

Ice: You should start with icing, 15' at a time. Also do pendulum exercises. Otc meds can help. If no relief see dr. ...Read more

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Grinding popping shoulder pain, what to do?

Grinding popping shoulder pain, what to do?

Get evaluated.: Have an orthopedic shoulder specialist check you out. It could just be some inflammed tendons, or a rotator cuff tear, or arthritis, just to name a few possiblities. ...Read more

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How can endometriosis cause shoulder pain?

How can endometriosis cause shoulder pain?

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

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Diverticulitis - can it cause shoulder pain?

Not likely: Because it is usually located in sigmoid colon, which is lower left abdomen. Upper abdominal problems can, at times, cause irritation of diaphragm and referred shoulder pain. ...Read more

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Will an epidural help with my shoulder pain?

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

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Which is best tens machine for shoulder pain?

Which is best tens machine for shoulder pain?

Which helps: Tens units are very personal and depend on the level of stimulation and the placement. A good physiatrist should fit you. ...Read more

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What should I do about neck and shoulder pain?

What should I do about neck and shoulder pain?

Try to find out: The cause of this pain by obtaining a good diagnosis from a physician based on thorough physical exam. See a pain physician in your area. ...Read more

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