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Shoulder Blade Gouts
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when you can't feel one area of your shoulder blade by touch, but then get sharp pains?
A variety of causes: Your condition is called scapular winging and usually affects only one side. Causes include injury to one of the nerves called the long thoracic nerve if you had an injury. Parsonage turner syndrome is a viral syndrome that can affect the brachial plexus and cause scapular winging. This is a self limited condition and can take upto 1 year to resolve. A condition called sick scapular syndrome can cause both scapulas to wing. Treatment is usually with physical therapy. See a shoulder specialist to really find out what the cause is. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kinetic Evaluation: The knot means something is out of sync in the complex set of coordinated movements of the shoulder girdle. This can be because of a strain/sprain, or slight focal weakness, or occult shoulder instability along with a host of other possibilities. Start with scapula stability strength program but consider an evaluation if persists. http://theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more
Depends: I'm assuming you are describing a dislocated shoulder. Return to work depends on many factors. Hopefully you were treated by a physician. Additional injuries to the shoulder can occur after a dislocation such a cartilage tears and rotator cuff injuries. Follow. Your doctors advice. ...Read more
Varies: There are a lot of possibilities and i would encourage you to get checked. Many potential causes are musculoskeletal and quite benign, such as a subscapular bursitis or a thoracic radiculopathy. But there are more potentially dangerous conditions including the possibility it is an abnormal presentation of cardiac ischemia. A detailed exam and appropriate tests can usually determine the cause. ...Read more
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