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Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), i would search elsewhere. Lung problems such as pneumonia, pleurisy can do the same, although less common. ...Read more

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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 could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

Many things: Most common cause would be a "pulled muscle", but this may be a sign of something more serious such as a pneumothorax, pleural effusion or another pleural problem. If it gets worse or does not go away in a few days by itself or with over-the-counter medicines, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with right shoulder pain. Gets worse when i inhale and extends to my chest when i inhale deeply. ?

Woke up this morning with right shoulder pain. Gets worse when i inhale and extends to my chest when i inhale deeply. ?

Pleurisy: It sounds more like pleurisy which is usually due to a virus and is inflammation of the covering of the lungs. Have a doctor evaluate the problem if it persists. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain for months now?

Right shoulder pain for months now?

See a physician: Shoulder pain can be caused by multiple different things: rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, arthritis, bursitis, referred pain from your neck, muscle pain in the shoulder girdle, cartilage defects, or even tumors or infections. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a physician and begin the workup to determine the cause. Treatments will depend on the diagnosis/cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

Variable: The pain could be things as simple as a contusion, tendonitis internal derangements, and fractures. You need a thorough exam, history and possible xrays or MRI scans obviously , the results of the above will help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause right shoulder pain for about 6 months now?

Depends: Shoulder pain can be from muscle , tendon or arhriiits. Tendonitis may last longer than other problems.You need to seedoctor for evaluation and prope treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

Ice and nSAID's: Assuming you did not have an injury, shoulder pain will usually resolve with ice and anti-inflammatory medications. Activity modification is important to avoid aggravating the problem. Symptoms that do not resolve, will likely respond to oral/injectable steroids and therapy. Failure of non-op treatment is followed by MRI and shoulder arthroscopy is performed. See a board certified orthopaedic doc. ...Read more

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What causes upper right shoulder pain that hurts in both the front and the back?

Could be many things: Shoulder pain can come from many sources. The joint due to arthritis or inflammation. The muscles to due fatigue or strain. The rotator cuff due to inflammation or a tear. The bursa due to hypertrophy or inflammation. Finally the nerves to the shoulder can be compressed in the neck and cause pain. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I always have right shoulder pain when I am bench pressing. Is this bad?

I always have right shoulder pain when I am bench pressing. Is this bad?

Possibly: Bench pressing places significant stress on the shoulders and often causes pain. Whether it is causing damage or whether you can push through it is impossible to tell without a more thorough evaluation. I recommend that you see an ortho doc with experience with shoulders. ...Read more

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Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Definition)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain ...Read more


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