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Shoulder Pain Reaching Behind Back
I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when i turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?
See below: Neck pain with stiffness usually comes from degenerative changes to the disc or joints. The pain can commonly refer to the head, shoulders, or even shoulder blade. If there is a "pinched nerve" in the neck this can also lead to shoulder blade pain. ...Read more
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
Cannot diagnose: The symptoms you have provided may or may not be in sync with one another, and in addition would have to see you face to face and examine you in order to assess this. See your family doctor, and in addition, answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more
Having shoulder pain last severall wks...Radiates to elbow..Often painful to move &is affecting strength.Causes and sigg. Please?
Be checked: There are many potential causes and you should consider being checked. Probably the two most common are a rotator cuff tear or a pinched nerve in the neck. If it hurts to raise you arm over your head, rotator is more likely. If it does not make it worse, or even helps to raise arm over head, pinched nerve is more likely. Again, consider being checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have recrring shoulder pain. Exay shows calcium but ortho says no treatment. Vety painful at times.
Calcium shoulder: Calcium deposit in shoulder is mostly benign and does not cause pain. When it causes pain, it means it is large, inflamed, pinching rotator cuff bursa or ruptured and leaking. Please apply cold compress, bengay patch, and take ibuprofen. If the pain is severe, get steroid injection. It is recurrent and can be taken out arthroscopically. Pls. Have second ortho opinion. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 days post tubal ligation. How long till shoulder pain should subside? Is still very painful upon inhaling or coughing.
I have left shoulder pain goes from the top to the elbow hard to teach out and reach behind my back can't fasten my bra iy hurts so bad sleeping nigh?
Rotator cuff: Your symptoms of pain @ night and pain w/ movements away from body suggest your rotator cuff is involved. Pain can be from the rot cuff getting 'pinched' underneath the point of the shoulder( impingement syndrome).Try taking a NSAID for a few days. If your pain continues see a board certified ors for examination/ x-rays . Best of luck.! ...Read more
Shoulder pain - lifting, raising arm, hands behind back, sleeping. Been going on for 3 mos. Rot cuf?
Could be: Pain at night, with overhead activities, pain with reaching out and behind back, weakness are all signs of rotator cuff problems. An MRI will help secure the diagnosis. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms and extent of rotator cuff damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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