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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)

Occurs when too much uric acid gets deposited in a joint. 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?

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

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What is the painful bump on my shoulder blade?

What is the painful bump on my shoulder blade?

Depends on history -: Whether there is an injury to the shoulder blade area or not; in which it could be a fracture or a pulled/torn muscle. Rarely a tumor of the bone or muscle, blood vessel or nerves, or a ganglion cyst, can present a swelling ( a bump). See your doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

What could cause pain below left shoulder blade?

Varies: There are a lot of possibilities, it can be from the muscles and soft tissues around the scapula; it could represent an irritation of a nerve in the mid back; there are also underlying structures in that area that can cause pain as well such as the pancreas causing left sided peri scapular pain. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

Shoulder blade pain when coughing, what do I do?

depends: If it has been there a short time, take a pain reliever (if it hurts enough), try applying heat or cold, and give it time. It is worsens or does not go away, see your doctor. If it hurts to breath or you have trouble getting enough air, see someone (your doctor or urgent care) now. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have broken shoulder blade?

Scapular fracture: The shoulder blade is part of the scapula. These often do not need treatment but an x-ray and sometimes a cat scan is needed to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What might cause pain on the left shoulder blade?

Dislocation, sprain,: Left shoulder blade/shoulder pain can result from a dislocation or sprain of the shoulder joint. Pain in the shoulder blade area can also be from a possible renal stone in the left kidney, or if there is an infectious lesion from a cut or bite, that could cause pain there as well. A myocardisal infarction can cause pain here as well but it radiates down the left arm in most cases. ...Read more

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What can I take for sporatic shoulder blade pain?

What can I take for sporatic shoulder blade pain?

NSAIDs: Over the counter nsaids (if not contraindicated). If pain persists or is unreleived by the nsaids then have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

PAin in lleft side under my rib and shoulder blade?

Could B from an--: -ulcer, gall bladder, worst is a PE, or apical lung disease. U need 2 C Ur PCP & B evaluated, as U can C there are many causes. ...Read more

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What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

What can cause a dent in your right shoulder blade?

Seek examination: It is possible that you have either a nerve injury to the muscles of your shoulder or you could have an injury to the tendon and the dent is a result of atrophy of the muscle from lack of use. I would recommend a visit with your local orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, examination and possible imaging if necessary. ...Read more

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What can cause recurring pain below shoulder blade?

Many things: when you say recurring it is unclear if it associated with activities. can be internal(for example pulmonary), can be musculoskeletal. needs evaluation ...Read more