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I have a painful gland in the back of my neck, stiffness when I turn my head and corresponding shoulder pain. Ideas?

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

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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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Bronchitis 3+ mos pain - left on neck; Dr said was gland, 6+ mo ltr, still pain off/on @pulse on neck+ shoulder pain; have cfs & mvp; shld I go to ER?

Bronchitis 3+ mos pain - left on neck; Dr said was gland, 6+ mo ltr, still pain off/on @pulse on neck+ shoulder pain; have cfs & mvp; shld I go to ER?

Your call: Inflammation and infection often cause enlargement of lymph nodes which, if in certain spot, will cause some specific musculoskeletal issues. Talk to your doctor assuming you have one. Would recommend potentially seeing either a pulmonary/cardiac specialist or rheumatologist if you have not already. ...Read more

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Dry mouth, lips, throat. Knee/shoulder pain. Negative Ro/SS-A, La/SS-B and ANA and Rosa bengal test. Normal US parotid gland. Can still be Sjogren?

Dry mouth, lips, throat. Knee/shoulder pain. Negative Ro/SS-A, La/SS-B and ANA and Rosa bengal test. Normal US parotid gland. Can still be Sjogren?

Yes: Stop the phenylbutazone as this can cause an aplastic anemia. Make sure your thyroid function tests are normal as well. That said, you can treat the dry eyes with meds suck as Salagen or Evoxac (cevimeline) and see if they help. Dry mouth alone makes Sjogrens unlikely but still possible, even with negative blood tests. In this situation, a lip biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ slight shoulder pain. Next day w/ excruciating shlder pain & swollen shlder. Next week swelling & pain decreases some red/hot to touch?

Woke up w/ slight shoulder pain. Next day w/ excruciating shlder pain & swollen shlder. Next week swelling & pain decreases some red/hot to touch?

Get Going: Your original symptoms sound like a small rotator cuff problem from sleeping "wrong", but the progression begs for immediate assessment from a musculoskeletal physician, including imaging (X-ray) and laboratory studies. Start with your personal physician to get a timely answer and to negotiate the choice of specialist care. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node and pain in shoulder?

Acute Illness?: The swollen lymph node especially if relatively acute indicates your body is trying to fight off some type of infection...Viral, bacterial, etc. The shoulder pain if in the same area as the lymph node is likely referred pain or involved in the process. See your doctor to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Neck shoulder pain and swollen face?

Varies: There are a lot of potential causes, but I would definitely be checked as soon as possible. An abcess would be a potential cause and is potentially dangerous. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

Swollen bump, on shoulder, pain and numbness in left shoulder?

MRI: This can be causes by several diagnoses. I recommend being evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Hi, I have shoulder and neck pain its not too bad but it concerns me enough to worry. I do feel a swollen gland on either side, any ideas?

Hi, I have shoulder and neck pain its not too bad but it concerns me enough to worry. I do feel a swollen gland on either side, any ideas?

Pain shoulder neck: Pain in the shoulder and neck may be the result of degenerative cervical spine disease. The swollen glands may represent infection. Depending on the degree of swelling, tenderness and inflammation you may need treatment for the swollen glands. You should see your family physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Lump on the middle of the left lower neck (two weeks since noticed). Recent low level neck/shoulder pain, Headaches & Potential swollen shoulder.?

See doctor: This is something you really need to talk to your doctor about given that it has been present for over 2 weeks and you are having systemic symptoms. Don't delay ...Read more

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I'm having shoulder pain in my right shoulder and jus noticed my right foot is swollen? Should I worry?

I'm having shoulder pain in my right shoulder and jus noticed my right foot is swollen? Should I worry?

Different problems: I don't seen any connection between the foot and shoulder unless you have a history of trauma or some neurological weakness also present? Need more info to answer this question properly. The shoulder pain could be evaluated by a physiatrist or ortho md. The foot problem could be seen by ortho md, podiatrist or physiatrist or general md if no pain is present. ...Read more

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I'm having extreme lower back pain, and shoulder pain. It's warm and swollen, should I go to the doctors? Any suggestion?

Go to doc now: Hopefully you have gone by now, but something that is warm and swollen means infection or inflammation until proven otherwise. You need diagnosis first, then treatment ...Read more

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I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.

I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.

Go to the ER: Without seeing you I can’t tell whether you're referring to simple soft tissue injury or something more serious but there are enough serious possibilities from what you describe that I wouldn't wait around any longer. You could have a jaw fracture, salivary gland injury, and/or even infection which if combined with the other injuries or under your tongue could be a disaster. Go to the ER now! ...Read more

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Had cholecystectomy in August 13 now liver region looks swollen and hard and right shoulder pain constant please help scared of cancer?

No cancer: Depending on the reason for cholecystectomy and the nature of the GB that was removed and whether there was difficulty in removing due to penetration into the liver, a hematoma could have formed producing liver swelling. This would give referred pain to shoulder from irritation under diaphragm. This is not a sign of Ca which would have been reported by pathologist examining the GB ...Read more

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I have shoulder pain and where my collar bone joins my shoulder its swollen, it's painfull just to raise my arm sometimes, any ideas? Thanks.

I have shoulder pain and where my collar bone joins my shoulder its swollen, it's painfull just to raise my arm sometimes, any ideas? Thanks.

AC joint pain: Acromioclavicular joint pain (ac pain) is most commonly due to one of two things. In the younger group it is often associated with weight lifting (bench press) and an associated condition called distal clavicle osteolysis. It is also possible that it is ac joint osteoarthritis, but this is more common in patients older than yourself. ...Read more

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Mom has r shoulder pain cannot lift the arm past about 90 degrees of flexion &abduction limited rotation hurts to cough. Swollen and hard to touch.?

Mom has r shoulder pain cannot lift the arm past about 90 degrees of flexion &abduction limited rotation hurts to cough. Swollen and hard to touch.?

Could be infection: Gout, pseudogout, cancer, or any number of conditions. If you leave it alone, it could result in frozen shoulder. She should see an orthopedic surgeon before it becomes more serious. ...Read more

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I have recurring shoulder pain on both sides. I saw doctor and they told me it's swollen muscles, gave me antiinflammatory and it stoped. But it's bac?

I have recurring shoulder pain on both sides. I saw doctor and they told me it's swollen muscles, gave me antiinflammatory and it stoped. But it's bac?

Re injury: You may need an exercise strengthening program for the shoulder muscles and to use muscles properly to avoid re-injury. NSAID should work again. See your doctor and ask about physical therapy. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

Shoulder pain. Boils. Are these connected. Pain travelling from shoulder down to elbow. Swollen index finger?

And?: What are you doing about it? It doesn't sound like you can wait past today without addressing this immediately with a health care professional. Things can get worse, much, much worse, in the next couple of hours. I would act now to address this. ...Read more

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Hurt my wrist waiting 2 weeks xrays, 4 days later experiencing elbow pain and forearm and some shoulder pain swollen hand. What could this mean?

Hurt my wrist waiting 2 weeks xrays, 4 days later experiencing elbow pain and forearm and some shoulder pain swollen hand. What could this mean?

Need doctor's advice: It is not clear as to the injury but the wrist can be the starting point and the swelling can occur from limited use. Need to be evaluated for the entire arm and see if xrays are necessary and best treatment.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Common cold like symptoms, swollen glands, rash on inner thighs upper arms and shoulder/back rash is slowly spreading and a little itchy. Help?

Mono!: Several infections can cause that. Mononucleosis is perhaps the most common at this age, particularly when you take amoxicillin. Other viral infections can cause the same as well. Get checked out! ...Read more

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Er or doctor? I have sudden swollen clavicle gland pain/tenderness, feeling extreme fatigue/weakness, no cold etc, did have flu shot thursday.

Office: None of the symptoms seem to be acute enough to prompt er visit. If your pain is unbearable or your condition is accompanied by high fever and/or shortness of breath or other symptoms that are worsening, er visit may be appropriate but based on your presentation, office visit or at least urgent care will be the best. ...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