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R shoulder pain, can't lift arm completly, upper spine really hurt=stabbing pain, sometimes, my arms gets numb. Cant stay in the same position. Help?

R shoulder pain, can't lift arm completly, upper spine really hurt=stabbing pain, sometimes, my arms gets numb. Cant stay in the same position. Help?

Neurologic source: You should see your physician. Several different conditions can present with these symptoms, from cardiac to orthopedic to neurologic. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

See a neurologist: You must see a neurologist. You have definite signs of either diseased or pinched nerves in neck or brachial plexus on right side. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, limited strength and inability to lift arm up. What could this be?

Shoulder pain: Can also be caused by issues in the neck. Would recommend evaluation by pain specialist in addition to orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from mild to moderate shoulder pain for about two weeks now. The pain is usually when I lift my arm to the side.

I have been suffering from mild to moderate shoulder pain for about two weeks now. The pain is usually when I lift my arm to the side.

See an orthopedist: This can be anything from a muscle strain to a problem with the shoulder joint (which is one of the more complex joints in the body). You need to be examined by an experienced clinician. ...Read more

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What must id do with terrible shoulder pain? I cant lift my arm above my head

What must id do with terrible shoulder pain? I cant lift my arm above my head

Need evaluation.: Not only would we need more information about what’s going on with your shoulder, but I think it would be wise if you got a formal physical examination locally with an orthopedist. Is this new, or has it been this way for a while? Was there any trauma involved? Depending on answers to these questions, you might at least need an x-ray if not an MRI. ...Read more

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FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LIFT MY ARM DUE TO SHOULDER PAIN. I HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENT BUT I DID SLEEP ODDLY?

FOR THE LAST 3 DAYS I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO LIFT MY ARM DUE TO SHOULDER PAIN. I HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENT BUT I DID SLEEP ODDLY?

Possible cuff injury: Sounds as though your rotator cuff is involved. If the symptoms persist for more than a few days, you should undergo a thorough physical examination to determine if you have a torn rotator cuff. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain when I lift my arms up to the side. What could this be?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. The two most common would be a rotator cuff problem or shoulder instability. The rotator cuff muscles raise your arm away from your body and when they are injured raising your arm can be painful. Some people will have an unstable shoulder that can shift out of place if the arm is brought away from the body. A good exam can tell the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause?

Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause?

Rotator cuff: If recent onset, a rotator cuff injury is a possibly. If a longstanding problem, arthritis is a common cause of decreased shoulder motion. Have it checked out by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?

Bursitis: This could be a condition known as shoulder impingement or bursitis. It could also be a mild case of frozen shoulder (mild because your movement restriction sounds minimal) none of these are "serious" but likely needs an evaluation. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. Thoughts?

Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. Thoughts?

Shoulderpain: Tough to say without examining you. Your symptoms sound as if you at least strained one of your ligaments in your shoulder, with a possible co-existing Muscle strain of your scapula. See your doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis to assure you get the best advice and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Upper arm and shoulder pain in both arms. No strenth to lift objects?

Upper arm and shoulder pain in both arms. No strenth to lift objects?

Beware neck: While you can have problems in both shoulders with bilateral upper extremity weakness we worry about problems coming from the neck. ...Read more

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I have severe neck and shoulder pain with inability to lift left arm above head. Any ideas out there?

I have severe neck and shoulder pain with inability to lift left arm above head. Any ideas out there?

R/O ARTHRITIS/HNP: R/O OSTEOARTHRITIS OF NECK/HNP. You need a full exam AND FOCUSED NEURO EXAM and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/ Lyme titers /MRI to be through. Also GF diet wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretrol rejuvenation-science. Com. &eval for PT and strengthening. PMR EVAL FOR PRP/PROLTHERAPY/STEROID EPIDURAL INJECTION. Then reevaluate. ...Read more

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What would cause left shoulder pain/arm for almost a year now. Mri showed fluid build up and inflammation. Hurts to lift arm?

Bursitus: Sounds like an inflammatory process. You can try a steroid injection into the joint. Rest and ice may help. ...Read more

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I lay arm on flat surface and with 2 or 3 pds weight do wrist curls for 2 min. Would this cause shoulder pain? Pain when I lift whole arm crosswise

I lay arm on flat surface and with 2 or 3 pds weight do wrist curls for 2 min. Would this cause shoulder pain? Pain when I lift whole arm crosswise

No: We use the cross arm test for diagnosis. This is a sign of an old injury that has partially torn the shoulder joint capsule. An MRI is diagnostic and the Rx is arthroscopic repair. Good luck! ...Read more

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~2 wks mild pain in R shoulder. Pain got much worse when arms above head pulling shirt off, now sharp pain in shoulder lift arm some ways. Ideas?

~2 wks mild pain in R shoulder. Pain got much worse when arms above head pulling shirt off, now sharp pain in shoulder lift arm some ways. Ideas?

Rc tendinitis or...: Bursitis. You most likely flared up your rotator cuff. As a result overhead activity hurts because your rotator cuff bangs against your shoulder blade (acrimonious) and causes impingement. Limit your overhead activity, get on some nsaids for a few days and Ice. If. It better you might need some guided PT or a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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R shoulder pain due to skiing for weeks. Physio=no help. Tingling feeling in fingers. Cant lift arm up or backwards. Pulls in neck+whole arm. Help?

R shoulder pain due to skiing for weeks. Physio=no help. Tingling feeling in fingers. Cant lift arm up or backwards. Pulls in neck+whole arm. Help?

See specialist: If you have not already, you should see a shoulder orthopedic specialist. If you have not had an MRI recently, that may be indicated. Please discuss this with your doctor/the specialist. ...Read more

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Mom has r shoulder pain cannot lift the arm past about 90 degrees of flexion &abduction limited rotation hurts to cough. Swollen and hard to touch.?

Mom has r shoulder pain cannot lift the arm past about 90 degrees of flexion &abduction limited rotation hurts to cough. Swollen and hard to touch.?

Could be infection: Gout, pseudogout, cancer, or any number of conditions. If you leave it alone, it could result in frozen shoulder. She should see an orthopedic surgeon before it becomes more serious. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain on top of shoulder. Hurts most when arm extend behind back or sudden twisting motion. Full range of motion otherwise with little to no discomfort. Able to lift weights with minimal discomfort but very sore afterwards?

Shoulder pain on top of shoulder. Hurts most when arm extend behind back or sudden twisting motion. Full range of motion otherwise with little to no discomfort. Able to lift weights with minimal discomfort but very sore afterwards?

Need more info: I would need more info to give you specific diagnostic opinions. The most common causes of shoulder pain in the absence of trauma include rotator cuff and biceps tendonitis and labral tears, especially in young to middle-age individuals. In weight-lifters, the
A-C joint can become inflamed as well. If you need additional help, then I can provide an inbox consult. Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

Symptoms: shoulder pain (shoots down arm&back), burning sensation, tingling, cant sleep on shoulder, hard 2 lift, worse at night, weak, popping noise

A-C Joint?: If a young person were to have shoulder pain with pain lying on shoulder at night & weakness with lifting & a "popping" sound; then consideration might be for A-C, acromioclavicular, separation. Has there been a traumatic injury or fall onto shoulder? Skateboarding? See an Osteopath or Physiatrist. A-C joint X-ray films standing upright with & without weights might be needed; as well as an MRI. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the arm-shoulder pain after a workout?

Post work out pain: Make sure you are warming up; if you are seasoned athlete or weekend warrior, you must warm up before any workout - if this is not helping, you need a complete examination to determine the site and cause of pain - neck pain can radiate to the shoulder and vice versa - you will need an exam to tease this out. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe arm and shoulder pain after lifting?

Need medical advice for severe arm and shoulder pain after lifting?

See an orthopedist: If you have severe shoulder and arm pain with weakness and loss of motion, consider seeing an orthopedist to evaluate your rotator cuff. ...Read more

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Would a compression shirt help with arm and shoulder pain/instability?

Would a compression shirt help with arm and shoulder pain/instability?

Prob not: As an orthopedic surgeon who treats many patients w/ shoulder instability I would say there is no proven benefit to wearing compression shirts for instability. In season football players w/ unstable shoulders may be helped by wearing 'harnesses' which limit abduction (movement away from body) and external rotation. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I get severe shoulder pain that is felt all the way down my arm when I bring my arm?

See below: The possibilities are likely a primary problem with the shoulder itself or perhaps a radiating pain from the neck which can be caused by discs, pinched nerves or arthritis in the joints of the neck. If it generally is worse when you raise your arm, it is probably the shoulder, but only a good physical examination by a musculoskeletal doctor (orthopedist or physiatrist) should answer the question. ...Read more

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What does it mean when shoulder pain worsens when pulling the arm back from an outstretched position?

What does it mean when shoulder pain worsens when pulling the arm back from an outstretched position?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes. If it is around your shoulder blade, then it usually means it is coming from the retractors of your shoulder blade, such as the rhomboids. If it is the shoulder, a babel, biceps, or rotator cuff tear are possible. Don't hesitate to be seen for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I brought side sleeper pillow and my neck and shoulder pain has gotten worst. I can't raise my arm or lower it with feeling pain.

I brought side sleeper pillow and my neck and shoulder pain has gotten worst. I can't raise my arm or lower it with feeling pain.

Shoulder pain: There are many possible causes of neck and shoulder pain including pinched nerve and rotator cuff injury. Since this seems to be getting worse so that now your range of motion is limited, you need further in-person evaluation. Try your primary care doc first. If no success, see a PM&R doctor next. PT or massage may help, but get the right diagnosis first. ...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