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68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?

68-yo active male. Progressive pain in shoulder joint, sometimes sharp. Is there a simple procedure to reduce inflammation?

Consultation: The simplest treatment would be making an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulders or sports medicine. You choices of possibilities are to large to discuss here. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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I am experiencing shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint.?

I am experiencing shoulder pain and popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint.?

Shoulder pain: If you can tolerate Ibuprofen, take 800 mg with food up to three times per day for a maximum of 5 days.
stretch as tolerated
avoid activities causing pain

see PCP for further evaluation and possible imaging ...Read more

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I am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describes me: Shoulder pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint. The following also describes me: Shoulder pain. What should I do?

It depends,,,: It depends on how long you have had this and if it stops you from doing your regular activity. If it has been going on for a long time, it might be a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in joints like an Orthopedist. If it is of a more recent nature, and it is very painful, it might be wise to see a doctor sooner for an exam. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck?

I have had really bad shoulder pain. I've had 2 steroid injections in 2 months the pain is back and worse than ever. It hurts shoulder joint to neck?

Get evaluated: Sometimes shoulder pain can overlap with cervical spine radiculopathy and therefore will not respond to injection. In addition to this you could have an underlying injury to your rotator cuff which is not responding to injection. Either way an MRI of the shoulder might be indicated if your pain has not resolved. If this is negative then there might be a neurological component that needs a workup. ...Read more

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Burning/stabbing pain in shoulder blades for about 2 wks?

Burning/stabbing pain in shoulder blades for about 2 wks?

Pain sources: Could be referred by aorta, disc herniation irritating nerve or acute fracture of vertebra (bone ca) should have at least an x-ray. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ibc cause stabbing pain in shoulder blade and ribs?

See your doctor: Inflammatory breast cancer (ibc) can cause pains and swelling sensations around the arm and shoulders, even the ribs, usually starts in the breast and nipple region, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain, my dad is about 43 and has a stabbing pain in his shoulder?

Shoulder pain, my dad is about 43 and has a stabbing pain in his shoulder?

Get dad checked: Best to have your 43 yo dad checked so his painful shoulder can be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is widening of AC shoulder joint dangerous?

Is widening of AC shoulder joint dangerous?

Not dangerous but: May point 2 a separated shoulder of low grade. Was this compared 2 the opposite side? They may both b the same. Injury? A lot missing here as far as info is concerned. C an ortho if it is painful, was injury, and b sure the other side is on the same film plain ; holding weights in each hand, both taken while standing. ...Read more

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How could I make my shoulder joint stronger?

How could I make my shoulder joint stronger?

Muscle: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cartilage/labrum/etc and negative (suction) pressure between the joint. Dynamic stabilizers (which you can strengthen) are the muscles around the joint. Proper muscle strengthening surrounding the joint can definitely aid in joint stability. ...Read more

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Shoulder joint pain wakes me up every morning, what can I do?

Try: To sleep on your back if you have rotator cuff tear. If you haven't been evaluated by a doctor it would probably be a good idea to see one and get a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What could lead to a popping sensation in the shoulder joint?

What could lead to a popping sensation in the shoulder joint?

Crepitus: There are many causes for popping in the joint (crepitus). This can include but is not limited to bursitis, tendinitis, cartilage or labral tear, cartilage wear (arthritis), joint instability, and rotator cuff tears. If there is no associated pain, then likely you don't have to worry about it. If there is pain, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My shoulder joint hurts and I have pain in my forearm. What could cause this.?

Shoulder impingement: Does this pain radiate from your shoulder to your forearm? It sounds like you may have shoulder impingement, but you should be evaluated by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What are surgeries to replace a completely torn acromioclavicular shoulder joint?

Yes: If the joint is separated, then it depends on the length of time from the injury. If is is relatively acute then you can reconstruct it with heavy strength suture. If chronic, then you need to use a graft to reconstruct. If you have some arthritis in the joint, we do not replace it. We take 8-10mm of the bone off the end so the bones don't touch and the arthritis pain goes away. ...Read more

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I have a stabbing burning pain behind my left shoulder pain when I move it--what could it be?

Shoulderblade prob: Shoulder pain can be from many different problems. The main one in back of is shoulder blade irritation or inflammation
you could try Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen over the counter for a few days. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any surgeries to replace a completely torn acromioclavicular shoulder joint?

Can you tell me about any surgeries to replace a completely torn acromioclavicular shoulder joint?

These joints can be-: Repaired but not replaced.
Talk it over with a shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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My right shoulder joint aches throughout the day and is the worst in the morning. What could be the causes?

My right shoulder joint aches throughout the day and is the worst in the morning. What could be the causes?

Shoulder pain: Can be due to numerous causes, including radiating pain from the neck. If you work in a sedentary job your posture may be affecting this as well. Seek a musculoskeletal physician for a full shoulder exam to evaluate the actual cause. ...Read more

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My collarbone is shaped funny and is pressing into my shoulder joint. Is this something that requires surgery? I'm always in pain.

My collarbone is shaped funny and is pressing into my shoulder joint. Is this something that requires surgery? I'm always in pain.

Unable to answer it,: Without U being seen and have some XRays, & maybe CT or MRI scans done, to establish a Diagnosis.
See your local orthopod.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I get extremely bad shoulder pain, so bad that I can't move my shoulder certain ways. The pain is within my joint, it's like continually aching pain?

I get extremely bad shoulder pain, so bad that I can't move my shoulder certain ways. The pain is within my joint, it's like continually aching pain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam.

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Having shoulder pain for a few days now. It hurts when I'm just sitting. Pain doesn't come from bone/joint. No lifting heavy stuff. Only Right. Cause?

Muscular pain: Myofascial or muscular pain may present this way, likely due to position or posture. Exercises to strengthen the shouder/scapular area may assist in stabilizing the joint and improving posture. ...Read more

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R shoulder pain, sudden, hurts in neck, can't lift it up foward or on the side. Burning stabbing sensation. Cant put much weigth on it. What can this be?

R shoulder pain, sudden, hurts in neck, can't lift it up foward or on the side. Burning stabbing sensation. Cant put much weigth on it. What can this be?

Tendon or bursa: In someone your age with no history of trauma, a rotator cuff tendonitis or subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis.

An orthopedic surgeon or physiatrist can take care of this problem, usually with a simple in-office injection of steroid and numbing medicine. If that doesn't help, an MRI may be ordered. Possible pt too. ...Read more

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What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

What are the causes of fluid in the shoulder joint and fatty intrusions in the muscles?

Chronic injury: A chronic rotator cuff injury can cause this. If the rotator cuff muscles are not being used they wither and become fatty. ...Read more

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A.C joint shoulder pain?

A.C joint shoulder pain?

AC SEPARATION: Typically an AC JOINT separation can be treated conservatively when it is only a type 2 or 3. Treatment consists of therapy to regain motion after a short period in a sling. If pain persists or you have pain with activities then sometimes surgical intervention is warranted. Consult an Orthopaedic surgeon for a complete work up. Hope this information is helpful. Take care. Wilsonshoulder. Com ...Read more

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How does one detect shoulder joint instability?

How does one detect shoulder joint instability?

Exam and history: See a sports/shoulder specialist for evaluation. They will examine you after reviewing a history of shoulder problems. X-rays will probably be done. Possibly an MRI or mr arthrogram will be ordered. The most important element is truly the history of problems, combined with the physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Yes, but...: Yes, but it depends on the specific shoulder injury. There are many things that can go wrong in a shoulder, and rehab is specific to each. Most exercises focus on regaining range of motion, flexibility, and strength. See your dr or a physical therapist and they should be able to come up with a plan to help you. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a popping sensation in my shoulder joint?

What is the cause of a popping sensation in my shoulder joint?

Hard to tell: A lot of patients are concerned about their joints popping and grinding. Unfortunately, this is the least sensitive symptom of all when it relates to the diagnosis of joint disorder. Popping could be normal, a snapping tendon may cause it. Tendon rupture, bone dislocation may be causing it. I would ask you to report other symptoms you may be having to correctly guide you in further work up. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more