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I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute?

I was woken up with sudden severe right shoulder pain that only lasted about a minute?

Should be ok: Sorry to hear about the shoulder pain. If this is a one time occurrence it might have something as simple as sleeping on your right shoulder and stressing the joint for a short time. I sometimes wake up with my arm feeling numb because I slept on it too long and cut off the blood supply, but it gets better instantly when I wake up and allow blood to go back to the arm. If this continues see a doc. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Still severe right shoulder pain. What do I do?

Still severe right shoulder pain. What do I do?

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 soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Shoulder pain can also come from your neck... I suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam.

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Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously, makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?

Severe right shoulder pain hot started spontaneously, makes my whole arm feel heavy at times. Doesn't hurt to me my arm/ shoulder in anyway!?

Shoulder pain: Spontaneous shoulder pain without an injury?! arm feeling heavy or numb? It is best to go see a physician to be sure that you have not torn your rotator cuff or cause an injury to your brachial plexus. 1 will impede your athletics the other will make you a gimp. ...Read more

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

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Extreme severe right shoulder pain 10 days after gallbladder ultrasound showed stones?

Referred pain: It is very common to have pain in the shoulder after injuries and problems in the abdomen. Injuries to the liver and gallbladder often causes right shoulder pain while injuries to the spleen often causes left shoulder pain. It occurs because the same nerves that go to that part of the abdomen also go to the shoulder. Our brain cannot distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Severe right shoulder pain, hurts to breathe cough, laugh, do anything pretty much. My whole right shoulder blade area and makes my arm feel heavy?

Sounds muscular but: While this sounds muscular, the diffuculty breathing makes me worry about any possible lung involvement. You need to be evaluated by your primary care to rule out pulmonary disease then decide on proper evaluation of your pain. ...Read more

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My daughter keeps having severe headache on her right side and right shoulder pain. She has no head injuries. She donated blood last Friday.

My daughter keeps having severe headache on her right side and right shoulder pain. She has no head injuries. She donated blood last Friday.

See doc: If she has never had a headache this bad before, take her to the ER now and found out what is going on. A new severe headache can be serious, and may have nothing to do with donating blood. If it goes away with tylenol (acetaminophen) and is gone now, call her doctor for advice. You can give more details there than you can on this forum. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

See a neurologist: You must see a neurologist. You have definite signs of either diseased or pinched nerves in neck or brachial plexus on right side. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain for months now?

Right shoulder pain for months now?

See a physician: Shoulder pain can be caused by multiple different things: rotator cuff tendinitis or tear, arthritis, bursitis, referred pain from your neck, muscle pain in the shoulder girdle, cartilage defects, or even tumors or infections. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a physician and begin the workup to determine the cause. Treatments will depend on the diagnosis/cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

Variable: The pain could be things as simple as
a contusion, tendonitis internal derangements, and fractures.
You need a thorough exam, history and
possible xrays or MRI scans
obviously, the results of the above will
help determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause right shoulder pain for about 6 months now?

What could cause right shoulder pain for about 6 months now?

Depends: Shoulder pain can be from muscle, tendon or arhriiits. Tendonitis may last longer than other problems. You need to seedoctor for evaluation and prope treatment. ...Read more

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I always have right shoulder pain when I am bench pressing. Is this bad?

I always have right shoulder pain when I am bench pressing. Is this bad?

Possibly: Bench pressing places significant stress on the shoulders and often causes pain. Whether it is causing damage or whether you can push through it is impossible to tell without a more thorough evaluation. I recommend that you see an ortho doc with experience with shoulders. ...Read more

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What are probable causes for right shoulder pain and what can I do to treat it?

What are probable causes for right shoulder pain and what can I do to treat it?

Too many to name: The differnential diagnosis for right shoulder pain is immense without further information. The best thing to do is get a formal evaluation by a physician that specializes in shoulder/musculoskeletal pain. Orthopedics, physiatrist, sports medicine, or pain physician are all reasonable choices. The problem may be from the shoulder itself or a referred pain from another area, thus requiring eval. ...Read more

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What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

What can I do about the right shoulder pain I have been experiencing for the last two weeks?

Ice and nSAID's: Assuming you did not have an injury, shoulder pain will usually resolve with ice and anti-inflammatory medications. Activity modification is important to avoid aggravating the problem. Symptoms that do not resolve, will likely respond to oral/injectable steroids and therapy. Failure of non-op treatment is followed by MRI and shoulder arthroscopy is performed. See a board certified orthopaedic doc. ...Read more

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What causes right shoulder pain after coughing?

What causes right shoulder pain after coughing?

Diaphragm spasm: The diaphragm and the deltoid muscles share a common ennervation. When you have diaphragm spasm with coughing or sneezing the pain is referred to the shoulder, usually right sided. ...Read more

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There is like a tingling/numbing pain in my right shoulder. Pain won't subside.???? Help!

There is like a tingling/numbing pain in my right shoulder. Pain won't subside.???? Help!

Need more informatio: How old are You? How long it bothers? How did it start?
Any preceding injuries? Any associated medical problems? ...Read more

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I keep having sharp right shoulder pain every time I eat and drink?

I keep having sharp right shoulder pain every time I eat and drink?

Shoulder pain: It is conceivable that this is due, in some fashion, to irritation of the diaphragm with radiation to the right shoulder. Although this would usually occur in the left shoulder there may be something wrong in the upper gastrointestinal tract that is producing an irritant effect on the diaphragm. See a family practitioner or a general internist to begin a full assessment. ...Read more

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Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply. Why?

Referred Pain?: The same nerves that innervate the diaphragm go to the shoulder, as well. Therefore, anything that irritates the diaphragm, such as gallbladder or liver problems, can be "referred" to the shoulder. If the only symptom is shoulder pain (ie, no abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, etc), I would search elsewhere. Lung problems such as pneumonia, pleurisy can do the same, although less common. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain. Just had exploratory surgery. Everthing looked ok so why?

Other cause?: Not all shoulder pain arises from the shoulder. Possibly referred pain from the neck. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain and loss of strength. What causes this?

Right shoulder pain and loss of strength. What causes this?

May be...: There could be a few reasons for your symptoms. I would see a physician for assessment of your rotator cuff. If the rotator cuff is ruled out as a cause of your discomfort then your physician can look into other potential reasons behind the pain and loss of strength.

http://drmarkgalland. Com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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What could cause pain underneath my right shoulder, pain while breathing deeply, and yawning?

Many things: Most common cause would be a "pulled muscle", but this may be a sign of something more serious such as a pneumothorax, pleural effusion or another pleural problem. If it gets worse or does not go away in a few days by itself or with over-the-counter medicines, consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

Right shoulder pain while breathing in and yawning?

"referred pain": This may be pain that is radiating from your gallbladder - called "referred pain". Pleurisy can do it too. Time to see your doctor! You need a few tests. ...Read more

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What causes right shoulder pain and hand numbness?

Possiible the neck: Numbness is usually a neurologic complaint. There may be a number of possible causes of shoulder pain and hand numbness. One possible cause is a "pinched nerve" in the neck. Consider seeing a dictor for an exam and appropriate studies. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What can I do about throbbing right shoulder pain?

What can I do about throbbing right shoulder pain?

Throbbing shoulder: Depends on the cause. Could be from the shoulder or referred from the neck. Is it worsened with certain neck positions? Moving your shoulder? Any tingling or numbness into your arm? Best to have evaluated by care provider to separate out causes. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain since sleeping on it wrong last night?

Possible: It should resolve in a day or two. Try advil (ibuprofen) if not allergic. If not better by next week see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pain Under The Right Shoulder (Definition)

Pain under the right shoulder is a symptom that can suggest local shoulder problems or problems with the gallbladder (known as referred pain because the nerves that detect pain from your gallbladder run with the nerves that detect pain ...Read more