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Can you give me a recommendation for treating gout of the shoulder? My grandma is 98 years old and in otherwise great condition but this is sopainful.

Can you give me a recommendation for treating gout of the shoulder? My grandma is 98 years old and in otherwise great condition but this is sopainful.

If it is gout....: If it is gout, that is if gout (uric acid) crystals are found in fluid removed from the shoulder, low does colchicine, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug or acth intramuscular injection should help - dependent upon her other medical problems and medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

Gout is when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. The classic one is the big toe although others can be affected. Lifestyle factors like red meat and alcohol ...Read more


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I've got a burning pain in my shoulder arm and elbow for the past year, the pain is very intense , can it be gout ?

I've got a burning pain in my shoulder  arm and elbow for the past  year, the pain is very intense , can it be gout ?

Possibly: Gout is an inflammatory joint condition that can cause those symptoms, but usually waxes and wanes. A blood test called a serum uric acid level can be done, as well as obtaining a sample of joint fluid to look for microscopic crystals in the joint. It can be treated with medications and diet modification. Other potential causes of the pain could be tendonitis or a pinched nerve in your neck. ...Read more

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What cause back shoulder blade pain

What cause back shoulder blade pain

Many causes poss.: It can b from muscle strain 2 pleuritic pain referred 2 the back/scapular area. Some r of no great concern some could b serious c ur pcp and get a diagnosis, & if need, get a referral 2 an ortho. Pe, apical disease of the lung r some also. As u can c an eval is needed. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder blade pain?

What could cause shoulder blade pain?

Multiple Things: Many sources can result in referred pain to the shoulder blade. Along with the neurogenic sources like cervical (c6 for example) and the suprascapular nerve, we also see many patients with occult shoulder pathology have referred pain to this area. Patients who are very flexible can also have occult shoulder instability refer pain to this area. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more

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What could cause broken shoulder blade?

What could cause broken shoulder blade?

Chest trauma: The scapula is the medical name for the shoulder blade. The scapula bone is extremely thin & may fracture after any significant chest wall trauma. If the patient has multiple broken ribs, a clavicle fracture and a scapula fracture, one must be wary that the underlying lung has taken a significant injury as well. ...Read more

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What is pain in the shoulder blade mean?

What is pain in the shoulder blade mean?

Pinched nerve: Most commonly, non traumatic shoulder blade region pain is actually referred pain from your neck. This is commonly known as a pinched nerve and can be from a disc bulge or herniation as well as other cervical pathology. ...Read more

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Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Pain occurring near right shoulder blade?

Belly pain?: Pain can be referred to that area from the gall bladder and occasionally stomach. Do you have any belly pain or nausea, vomiting? If fever, see MD. ...Read more

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What do lumps near the shoulder blade mean?

Hard to say: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. Examination is required to determine what these lumps are. They may be something simple like lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

Pinched nerve in shoulder blade, what to do?

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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What can pain in the shoulder blade indicate?

What can pain in the shoulder blade indicate?

Number of causes!: Gall-bladder disease-referred pain, if on the right. But subscapularis pain, subscapular bursitis. Strained rhomboids. What is needed is an exam by a musculoskeletal pain specialist: rheumatology; physical medicine and rehab; orthopedist! ...Read more