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Dr. Scott Keith
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Why do I get shoulder pain in my left shoulder after walking or standing for long periods?

Shoulder pain: Could be postural, improve your posture ; balance if possible. Consider referred neck pain, cuff tendinitis, cervical strain/sprain, or overuse. ...Read more

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Dad had quadbypass srgery in Feb. Doin gr8 until recntly complains of stiff R-shoulder pain&feels fatigue. Almst fainted whle walking, wat can this b?

Dad had quadbypass srgery in Feb. Doin gr8 until recntly complains of stiff R-shoulder pain&feels fatigue. Almst fainted whle walking, wat can this b?

Please: Have him contact his cardiologist/ cardiothoracic surgeon if he has had a downward turn in his health. This needs to be assessed. ...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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Unable to sleep at night age 51 feels dyspnoeic comfortable only on geting up n walking around. Mild sweat. Left shoulder pain. Pls advice.

Unable to sleep at night age 51 feels dyspnoeic comfortable only on geting up n walking around. Mild sweat. Left shoulder pain. Pls advice.

Call your MD: Difficulty breathing while lying down can be a symptom of a few different medical conditions, some much more dangerous than others. Please call your doctor asap to get an appointment and get evaluated. Ideally, call today, before the thanksgiving holiday. ...Read more

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Turned my neck and felt a shock up left side of neck and head. Now I have a dull headache and shoulder pain that goes away with sleep or walking.

Turned my neck and felt a shock up left side of neck and head. Now I have a dull headache and shoulder pain that goes away with sleep or walking.

Could be muscle pull: Could be muscle pull. The other thing to consider is osme type of nerve injury. Since you just did it teh first move would be to try some ice for the 1st 24 -36 hours and if it is after that try heat ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain when my arms hang down, ie walking. If I hold my hand up, like in a sling, I'm fine.

Shoulder pain: The sling is fine, but you must see your Doctor to make sure there is no major issue.
Most likely you will be referred to joint specialist.

Hope all goes well - please let me know! ...Read more

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I had an echo stress (neg) for shoulder pain, a holter monitor (showed pacs). Extra beats especially when walking. How does dr. Know it's benign?

I had an echo stress (neg) for shoulder pain, a holter monitor (showed pacs). Extra beats especially when walking. How does dr. Know it's benign?

Very common: PAC's are very common and occur in almost everyone. They are considered benign if they are random occurances, cause no symptoms, do not occur in long strings, and do not occur at a dangerous part of the hearts electrical cycle. ...Read more

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I have coronary artery disease. I have been having shoulder pain, blade, neck pain at rest with walking, and with chest pain. Could it be my neck?

I have coronary artery disease. I have been having shoulder pain, blade, neck pain at rest with walking, and with chest pain. Could it be my neck?

Primary care screen: With a history of coronary artery disease and smoking, your primary care doctor needs to make sure that the symptoms are not related to your heart. If not, a physiatrist can further evaluate to deteine if there is a component related to the neck. In general, walking alone, without turning the neck, should not exacerbate neck pain. ...Read more

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After oily meal fast heart rate chest and shoulder pain if I was walking then sat down. Holter cardiac echo cardiac CT w contrast stress tst ok??

After oily meal fast heart rate chest and shoulder pain if I was walking then sat down. Holter cardiac echo cardiac CT w contrast stress tst ok??

Lesson: Sounds like you've been through the gamut of testing and while there are numerous other tests that you might endure, I would suggest something simple: don't eat oily meals!! In fact, there may be a few foods that simply don't agree with you and I recommend you pay attention when certain foods cause you symptoms. Also, speak with your doctor about seeing a nutritionist and possibly an allergist. ...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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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

What to be doing to relieve my shoulder pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc) can cause pain. Some injuries of the shoulder are acute & some are from overuse. While you can certainly start w/ rest, ice, & nsaids (if not a problem for you), I also suggest you see an ortho for a specific treatment plan

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Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

Could it be something bad if I have shoulder pain?

See below: Most of the time pain in your body is not something "bad". Usually pain is your bodies way of telling you that you have done to much to a body part. You can have pain though with tears in tissues, infection and even tumors. I would suggest you seek medical advice. ...Read more

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What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

What might be the cure of my recurring shoulder pain?

Various: Sounds like a chronic recurrent soft tissue injury like a tendinitis. It might be related to. Certain activity or repetative motion. Tendinitis usually hurts when you push on it. A single injection of cortisone might be curative. ...Read more

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Neck and shoulder pain?

Neck and shoulder pain?

See below: Neck pain commonly refers to the shoulder. Initially resting the neck/shoulder, using moist heat, and taking a short course of anti-inflammatory can help. Once the pain is better you will want to gradually increase your range of motion. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician as there may be other treatment options including therapy and injections. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain in a diabetic?

Severe shoulder pain in a diabetic?

Frozen shoulder.: It could be a frozen shoulder, although your kind of young for that. However, there is a significant increase in frozen shoulders among diabetics. ...Read more

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How can I fix my left shoulder pain?

Diagnose first: Determine the cause and then treat the cause. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What to do about neck/shoulder pain?

What to do about neck/shoulder pain?

See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate. ...Read more

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How do doctors address shoulder pain?

How do doctors address shoulder pain?

See below: The most common causes of shoulder pain are an injury or irritation to the rotator cuff muscles/tendons, arthritis in the shoulder joint, or a pinched nerve in your neck. Your physician will likely perform a physical exam and possibly get an x-ray. They may prescribe medication, therapy, or order and MRI. ...Read more

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Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Achey left shoulder pain. What to do?

Exercise: Possibly a small cartilage or labral tear. Should get better over time. But I do recommend range of motion exercise like the pendulum exercise, taking Motrin or ibuprofen. See your doctor get checked if it does not get better over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can a crook in neck cause shoulder pain?

Yes: If the pain persists, it could be a pinched nerve as well. If it doesn't resolve with some stretching, exercise and anti-inflammatory use you may consider seeing your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How to relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

How to relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

See below: I don't know all that much about cricket but I have seen videos and it appears that the pitcher has a pretty violent overhead motion. This would put significant strain on the rotator cuff muscles. The first thing to do is to be evaluated by either an orthopedist or physiatrist, get a good physical exam and then testing as needed. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment can follow. ...Read more

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How to treat shoulder pain from long toss?

How to treat shoulder pain from long toss?

Rest/ice/meds: Try resting your arm, icing your shoulder, and using medication for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the soreness. Nsaid's (ibuprofen, aleve, etc) can help with soreness and inflammation. If it resolves, return to throwing with less intensity. Add volume and intensity with common sense. Get checked by ortho doc if not better in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What could cause shoulder pain / weakness?

Impingement syndrome: The most likely problem after the age of 40 is impingement syndrome. It causes bursitis in the shoulder which eventually leads to rotato cuff tendinitis causing pain and perceived weakness with attempted elevation of the arm. If it persists you should be checked by a Ortho doc who can prescribe some physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and a steroid injection. Cervical radiculopathy? ...Read more

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How you relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

How you relieve shoulder pain from cricket?

Ice: You should start with icing, 15' at a time. Also do pendulum exercises. Otc meds can help. If no relief see dr. ...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