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Shoulder Pain With Inability To Move Arm Around Back
What causes popping shoulder, deep shooting pains in the arm, extreme muscle weakness, & inability to move arm? Has lasted 7+ years, pain 4-7 day/week
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
Shoulder pain. No injury. Hypermoble. Can't lift or move arm. Popping. Front part and area by neck and shoulder blade. Help? I'm in a sling right now.
Orthopaedics consult: You need a full history and exam by an orthopaedic surgeon in clinic. ...Read more
Having shoulder pain on rt side. Can't move arm certain ways or I get sharp severe pain also muscles in upper back hurt all the time. What is wrong?
Left shoulder pain increasing for 5 days. Sharp pain. 8/10. Hurts to lay or turn head. Can move. Neck, shoulder blade & arm hurt. What should I do?
Muscular Pain?: Hi, your recent onset of symptoms and your age suggest that at this point the most likely diagnosis is that you have a shoulder/upper back/neck strain. You don't describe radicular symptoms that would suggest a neurologic etiology. Initial treatment after an H&P and imaging usually starts with NSAIDs and maybe a muscle relaxer and also some therapy exercises to see if your symptoms will get better ...Read more
Woke up with shoulder pain over a week ago, pain in neck, back and now it has moved to left arm with numbness in my left hand. Pain lying down. Ta.
Pain: Not being a spinal surgeon can't be sure but it sure sounds from your description that it stems from the cervical level of your spine. See a spine specialist. ...Read more
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
Shoulder pain: Can also be caused by issues in the neck. Would recommend evaluation by pain specialist in addition to orthopedist. ...Read more
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
Pinched nerve: Must be evaluated for cervical spine pathology including discs and arthritits. ...Read more
I have severe shoulder pain and it hurts to move my arm 90degrees or more. It hurts to move across my body as well. One of my shoulder sits differently than the other shoulder. What should I do?
Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain deserves a clinical evaluation especially in a 19 year old. The shoulder complex actually is 4 joints with integrated ligamentous and muscular attachments that coordinate movement and provide stability to the shoulder. Would have evaluated by a sports trained primary care doctor, physical medicine doctor or ortho surgeon from eval and recommendations. ...Read more
If you haven't had a fall or acute injury, I'd think
that it is muscular etiology.
I'd curtail any strenuous activities and use ice and nsaid
If symptoms persist I'd see your ortho for further eval. ...Read more
I broke my arm 5 months ago and finally got my cast off 3 weeks ago. Since then I can barely move my arm, huge shoulder pain. How can I improve it?
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.
I've had left shoulder pain for about 6 weeks. No injury. I cannot raise my arm straight up in the air and I cannot extend it back to undo my bra.?
Muscle/tendon injury: Without a history of a specific injury, your pain could be coming from the fact that you strained the muscles (deltoid or rotator cuff) around the shoulder or sprained the ligaments and joint that join the end of your collar bone (clavicle) to the shoulder blade (acromion portion of the scapula). You should seek a thorough orthopaedic surgeon evaluation if the pain persists past a week. ...Read more
What would cause back and shoulder pain while eating, not after eating. Have had shoulder, arm and back pain for a week. Told it is cerv radiculopathy?
Unusual: Cervical radiculopathy typically is not related to eating. Consider gastrointestinal conditions that may be causing these symptoms. Gallbladder problems, for example, can produce not only abdominal pain but pain that moves to your back or right shoulder blade. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?
Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
I c dr on Mon for shoulder pain x2mo. Orig trauma was below clavicle but whenevr I move my shoulder, pain shoots down arm. Will cort shot help?
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without determining the cause of the pain first. ...Read more
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