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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

Dr. Adam Levy
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
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Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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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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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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