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Still severe right shoulder pain. What do I do?

Still severe right shoulder pain. What do I do?

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 soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Shoulder pain can also come from your neck... I suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute ?

I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute ?

Should be ok: Sorry to hear about the shoulder pain. If this is a one time occurrence it might have something as simple as sleeping on your right shoulder and stressing the joint for a short time. I sometimes wake up with my arm feeling numb because I slept on it too long and cut off the blood supply, but it gets better instantly when I wake up and allow blood to go back to the arm. If this continues see a doc. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously , makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?

Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously , makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?

Shoulder pain: Spontaneous shoulder pain without an injury ?! arm feeling heavy or numb ? It is best to go see a physician to be sure that you have not torn your rotator cuff or cause an injury to your brachial plexus. 1 will impede your athletics the other will make you a gimp. ...Read more

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

Referred pain: It is very common to have pain in the shoulder after injuries and problems in the abdomen. Injuries to the liver and gallbladder often causes right shoulder pain while injuries to the spleen often causes left shoulder pain. It occurs because the same nerves that go to that part of the abdomen also go to the shoulder. Our brain cannot distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Sounds muscular but: While this sounds muscular, the diffuculty breathing makes me worry about any possible lung involvement. You need to be evaluated by your primary care to rule out pulmonary disease then decide on proper evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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Woke up with a terrible headache,got back to sleep. Woke up again with severe right arm/shoulder pain with no ease?

See below: Do you have any neck pain? Acute neck pain can cause headaches and may suggest that a disc in your neck is irritated which can also compress one of the nerves causing the arm pain you mentioned. If you notice any changes in your vision, speech, or if you have any significant weakness see your physician as soon as possible ...Read more

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Just had anterior distracting for severe right shoulder blade pain. And pain is worse after surgery. What else is it ?

Surgery hurts!: Pain is often worse after surgery in the first weeks. Getting cut open hurts! Talk to your surgeon about when you may expect to feel better than before surgery. Also, if your pain is not adequately controlled with the meds given after surgery, call, because something unexpected may be going on and don't delay doing so. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder blade pain and i can't breath in deep.. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Severe right shoulder blade pain and i can't breath in deep.. I have transposition of the greater arteries could this be something with my heart?

Maybe: If you have severe pain you should always let your cardiologist know. At 25, you could have had either an early arterial switch procedure, or the older mustard or senning (atrial switch) procedure. Either way you need lifelong regular cardiac follow-up. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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