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Doctor insights on: Pulled Shoulder Muscle Treatment

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Muscle (Definition)

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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How to cure the shoulder muscle pain ...I had a pain on right side and back side shoulder muscle?

Many causes: First you need a proper diagnosis and then a conservative plan will be tried using physical therapy and possible anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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3 weeks post opt from t3-4 laminanktomy pulled shoulder/neck muscle 3 days ago now think I may have small tear same muscle . what should I do beside ice and pt?

3 weeks post opt from t3-4 laminanktomy  pulled shoulder/neck muscle 3 days ago now think I may have small tear same muscle . what should I do beside ice and pt?

Go back to doctor: If it bothers you that much and does not improve at all you may indeed have a tear. Go see the doctor. You may need further testing ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a shoulder muscle without doing anything strenuous?

Yes: Yes, however it is more likely that your have a tendinity or bursitis of the shoulder. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I pulled a shoulder muscle. Now pain is going down my arm and to my hand. Is this serious ?

I pulled a shoulder muscle. Now pain is going down my arm and to my hand. Is this serious ?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

Multiple Options: Assuming you mean you have a tear of your rotator cuff a well designed scapular stabilization and shoulder strengthening program without further stressing the injury may be helpful. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/rotator-cuff-tear.htm the two most common reasons patients choose surgical treatment are persistent weakness and pain (especially night pain). ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff exercis: I would work on a program of rotator cuff strengthening exercises. This should include therabands and light weights 3x week avoid exercise above and behind your head. ...Read more

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Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

HAND SURGEON: Hello: please make an appointment with a hand surgeon who is an orthopedic specializing in hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and injuries. Best regards: mark reed, dpm www.Footpain.Org. ...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 should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

See an ortho doc: A "torn shoulder muscle" most commonly refers to a rotator cuff tear. Some patients will have rotator cuff tears that are amenable to initial non-operative management while others will require more aggressive treatment to lessen the risk of long-term shoulder dysfunction. An orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders, after an office evaluation, can best advise you. ...Read more

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What should I do to get past the pain of a shoulder muscle?

What should I do to get past the pain of a shoulder muscle?

Get it evaluated: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. Is it tendonitis, bursitis, a tear? See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

NSAID & massage: Try a course of NSAIDs followed by deep tissue massage. Of course, if you have serious symptoms or it doesn't get better, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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Last 3 days, sporatic twitch in shoulder muscle, no pain. What could be wrong?

Last 3 days, sporatic twitch in shoulder muscle, no pain. What could be wrong?

Muscle overuse: Muscle twitching for two days in a middle age male is very likely related to isolated overuse of a local muscle group. Warm soaks, calcium supplements or foods, and rest will likely accompany resolution. Continuance after a week or so, worsening, or occurrence of other symptoms might suggest a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I dislocated my shoulder and the muscle deteriorated and now I don't have a muscle in my left shoulder. Is it possible to get my shoulder muscle back?

I dislocated my shoulder and the muscle deteriorated and now I don't have a muscle in my left shoulder. Is it possible to get my shoulder muscle back?

Muscle wasting: I am concerned that you may have had a nerve injury secondary to your dislocation. This is usually the cause of posttraumatic muscle deterioration. You will need to have a nerve study (emg/ncs) to determine your nerve function then a decision can be made about the future health of your muscle. ...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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My Husband is experiencing shoulder muscle weakness.

My Husband is experiencing  shoulder muscle weakness.

Needs to be checked: Any kind of muscle weakness localized or generalized needs to be investigate to find the cause and if any treatment is needed,I suggest that he consult his doctor to find our the cause of his muscle weakness ...Read more