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How to deal with achy shoulder pain from fall?

How to deal with achy shoulder pain from fall?

Heat/ NSAIDS: Consider moist heat to the area. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications can often reduce pain as can acupuncture. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Achy shoulder pain from fall. How to prevent further pain?

Achy shoulder pain from fall. How to prevent further pain?

Don't fall again & -: Strengthen your muscles with some therapy as weak muscles also causes pain. Muscles get atrophied & weak, if rested, which we all do to allow the pain/swelling to subside. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain that started from a fall back Oct. 2014. increased soreness thru the months to wear now always in pain lifting up , backwards, at rest?

Shoulder pain that started from a fall back Oct. 2014.  increased soreness thru the months to wear now always in pain lifting up , backwards, at rest?

Frozen shoulder: First time in this forum. From the limited information you have provided it sounds like you have a frozen shoulder. This is based on the history of trauma to the shoulder area. I would like to know whether any x-rays were done at the time of the fall to rule out a fracture. If negative, you are presenting limitation in abduction and external rotation which is hallmark of the problem. ...Read more

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I have shoulder and chest pain after a fall. Could it be muscle pain? Or a break?- there is no brushing but agony to inhale, cough etc...

I have shoulder and chest pain after a fall. Could it be muscle pain? Or a break?- there is no brushing but agony to inhale, cough etc...

Could be a fracture: Suzy, the answer won't be clear without an x-ray. Your symptoms are consistent with both a bruise and possibly a rib fracture. Pain can be quite severe with a cough or deep inspiration if it is a fracture as the ribs will move considerably with deep breaths. Your risk of fracture depends on your age, sex and height of the fall. Let pain be your guide for seeking doctor evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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Beilateral shoulder pain?

Many possibilities: Bilateral shoulder pain can be from many sources: tendonitis, instability, rheumatoid arthritis, frozen shoulder, referred pain from the cervical spine, etc. Less likely, it could be from a nonorthopedic condtion. If the pain is significant, then it's time to your see doc and move forward with some diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can cause shoulder pain?

What can cause shoulder pain?

Many Things: You can learn more at http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm shoulder pain can have multiple causes including pain that actually originates elsewhere and is called referred pain. ...Read more

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What does shoulder pain mean?

What does shoulder pain mean?

Many things : Mostly that you are strained or injured the soft tissues of the shoulder joint. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain?

What could cause shoulder pain?

See below: There are many causes, but the most common are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a complete work up. ...Read more

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What can I do for shoulder pain?

What can I do for shoulder pain?

Hard to say: Without more detail about your pain, what may have caused it and the dysfunction associated with it. Different types of pain have different causes and different treatments. It's very suboptimal for someone to give you a generic answer for shoulder pain without having a better understanding of what's causing it. An evaluation in person is necessary for appropriate guidance. Best of luck. ...Read more

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