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How come I have extreme shoulder pain only during workout?

How come I have extreme shoulder pain only during workout?

Lifting too much: Probably lifting too heavy and could have an injury that needs to be checked. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Which exercises could reduce shoulder pain during bench pressing?

Shoulder pain: While weightlifting could be from the acromioclavicular joint, the rotator cuff, the glenohumeral joint or a combination of all three. First proper mechanics are needed. Second one must make certain that there not any underlying issues. Finally often reducing the weight helps. And spending some time strengthening the smaller muscles of the shoulder girdle such as building up rotators and the biceps and triceps and the trapezius. ...Read more

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I'm currently feeling shoulder pain sufferred during a shoulder workout 2 days ago? Can I keep working out (except shoulders) or should I stop?

I'm currently feeling shoulder pain sufferred during a shoulder workout 2 days ago? Can I keep working out (except shoulders) or should I stop?

Yes: While it is good to stay active and probably is ok to continue to work out in areas that do not use your shoulder, you should avoid anything that could potentially aggravate it. If you are not better in 10-14 days you should probably be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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I had front shoulder pain yesterday which today has spread into my collarbone what could be happening?

I had front shoulder pain yesterday which today has spread into my collarbone what could be happening?

Probably muscular: Since you're so young, this is probably a muscle strain - can you think of an event or injury that caused it? If not, and it seems to be getting worse or not better, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to prevent shoulder pain during sleep?

Any tips on how to prevent shoulder pain during sleep?

Sleep on your back: Avoid sleeping on your shoulders, or sides. Try to keep arms down to your side. Don't sleep on your stomach. To help keep your arms to your sides, and not above your head, wrap your arms with soft pillows and safety pin them on. This will weigh your arms down a little, and you will be less likely to sleep with them above your head. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain during external rotation and shoulder abduction at 90 degrees. What does this suggest?

Shoulder pain: This could be impingement syndrome or a rotator cuff injury. Imaging could aid in the diagnosis. You should see your primary care physician or an orthopedic surgeon to help figure out the cause to your problem. ...Read more

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What can cause shoulder pain in front of the clavicle on the left side when sitting having back support? And no pain when standing or laying

Unclear: I'll say that "in front of the clavicle" close to the breastbone is the sternoclavicular joint.

The pectoralis major muscle attaches to the "front" of the clavicle, but I've never seen a strain of that muscle hurt in that location.

Other small ligaments and muscles attach to the clavicle, but I just can't imagine anything that causes pain only when sitting. ...Read more

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What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched, ?

What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched, ?

Arm ache: Arm aching brought on by walking and relieved by resting may be seen in coronary artery blockages. Arm and shoulder pain affected by motions of the arm and shoulder may be due to sprain or inflammation such as bursitis or arthritis. Discuss this important symptom with your physician who will schedule the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Shoulder pain prevents bench pressing and dipping. Can overhead press, upright row, lateral raise without pain. The pain feels deep in the shoulder.

Orthopedic surgeon: You may have to curtail your weight lifting in order to allow possible sprain of the shoulder to heal. See an orthopedic surgeon if symptoms persist or worsen as there could be deeper shoulder injury like rotator cuff tears present. ...Read more

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Someone fell on top of me during a basketball game causing neck to pop I had an instant headache and now a little shoulder pain. What could this be?

Someone fell on top of me during a basketball game causing neck to pop I had an instant headache and now a little shoulder pain. What could this be?

Neck problems: You need to evaluated by PMR or orthopoedic doc. Neck injury ca cause headaches or shoulder pain, but there can be other causes as well. You need yo be evaluated by a professional familiar with there problems such as physical medicine or orthopoedists. ...Read more

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Hi, I have shoulder pain when I turn my arm external rotation whilst is raised. Started after doing weighed dips. No pain while doing back exercises.

Hi, I have shoulder pain when I turn my arm external rotation whilst is raised. Started after doing weighed dips. No pain while doing back exercises.

Ac impingement: Sounds like you may have some impingement of the AC joint on your rotator cuff. I'd avoid overhead activities and see your ortho if it doesn't start to improve soon. ...Read more

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I'm having severe front shoulder pain EVERY time I inhale and it's even worse when I lay down. It seems to be in my upper front chest and shoulder.?

Be seen: Worsening chest/shoulder pain with respiratory effort should first be evaluated for possible cardiac and/ or repuratiry conditions. If this is first ruled out, musculoskeletal possibilities can be sought. But I would be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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It pains only when I touch, near lateral head triceps brachii. Is it fibromyalgia? Can this be the cause for the referred shoulder pain?

It pains only when I touch, near lateral head triceps brachii. Is it fibromyalgia? Can this be the cause for the referred shoulder pain?

Local myalgia: Muscle co-contraction (i.e., muscle splinting) is a reflex protective response that is mediated through the cns. It results in muscle tightening (i.e., guarding) to protect the injured part. Usually there is no pain until the injured part is moved. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, the pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine. ...Read more

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What is it? I have shoulder pain (under the right shoulder) and right side pain seems to be under the ribs or at the end it happened during yawning

What is it? I have shoulder pain (under the right shoulder) and right side pain seems to be under the ribs or at the end it happened during yawning

Possibility of PE-: -esp if on BC pills however Ur description is poor. More is needed such as does it hurt with deep inspiration or with shoulder use. This will help 2 C the proper physician. If this was a 1 time episode, I would not B concerned, if it continues 2 B constant, it needs evaluation. Start with Ur PCP & get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Left shoulder pain during sex right before orgasm also have same left shoulder pain when I bend over, to do laundry. It really hurts, from deep within?

Left shoulder pain during sex right before orgasm also have same left shoulder pain when I bend over, to do laundry. It really hurts, from deep within?

Strain/tendonitis: It's possible you have a strain of one of the small stabilizing muscles that keeps the shoulder together or even inflammation of one of the tendons. Have your doctor examine you to see if he/she can pinpoint the muscle or tendon and possibly recommend treatment like physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize the affected muscle/tendon. NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen may help as well. ...Read more

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Why do I have shoulder pain, dizziness and headaches during period? What can I do to feel better?

Hormonal fluctuation: It is OK to use antiinflammatory meds like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) (if you are not allergic)- these symptoms may be due to hormonal fluctuations during your menstrual cycle (or just before it) ...Read more

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I have sick sinus syndrome and I have been suffering pretty bad chest pain and shoulder pain during practice. Is this cardiac related?

I have sick sinus syndrome and I have been suffering pretty bad chest pain and shoulder pain during practice. Is this cardiac related?

Get stress test....: In order to be certain your symptoms are not cardiac, you should see a cardiologist and have a stress test, if you haven had one recently. This will tell you if you have cardiac problems with exercise. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the right shoulder, pain beneath the right ribs at the front of my body, and difficulty breathing?

Shoulder pain: Unsure of pain loco. 2 pains or one? Difficulty breathing is a reason to be examined by a doc and x-ray. Point of shoulder could be tendinitis. Medial to this is breast and lung. Occasional sharp lung pain with breathing, is from sticking of the lung lining called pleura and is transient not worth an exam unless persistent. A rarer rib problem can be seen in a plain X-ray. ...Read more

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During sports jumped wrong way and got a sharp pain in back of neck into back of head. Have neck, shoulder blade, and shoulder pain. What could this b?

During sports jumped wrong way and got a sharp pain in back of neck into back of head. Have neck, shoulder blade, and shoulder pain. What could this b?

Cervical strain: You may have moved one of the vertebrae in your neck and caused what is commonly called a "pinched"nerve and also sprained the muscles in your neck. Consult with an osteopathic physician who can help restore your good health. ...Read more

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I am feeling cold and its hot, have the shoulder pain for almost a week now, I felt dizzy during the day at work and had to go home and running tummy?

I am feeling cold and its hot, have the shoulder pain for almost a week now, I felt dizzy during the day at work and had to go home and running tummy?

Time to see doctor: You should see the doctor. Your symptoms have gone on for a while so time to get checked. You may need some blood work to see what is going on so get going so you will feel better ...Read more

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Can an abnormal right coronary artery lead to any problems? What if you have symptoms during exercise such as chest pain/shoulder pain?

Can an abnormal right coronary artery lead to any problems? What if you have symptoms during exercise such as chest pain/shoulder pain?

Possibly: If the right coronary artery arises from the pulmonary artery instead of the aorta, the blood flowing through it is low on oxygen, and can cause cardiac symptoms. This almost always presents in infants and children. In later life, coronary artery problems are due to atherosclerosis, and the symptoms are typically angina. If you have any questions, see you primary physician or cardiologist. ...Read more

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Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Sleeping on your arm: Puts a great deal of pressure on your rotator cuff and drives the cuff up into your shoulder blade and collarbone. It is akin to someone clamping you thigh for eight hours it is going to hurt. Furthermore your ac joint also can become inflamed. Finally the nerves in you arm get stretched and irritated. Try sleeping in a recliner, wear a shoulder immobilizer, or sleep with your back supported. ...Read more