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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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Which is best tens machine for shoulder pain?

Which is best tens machine for shoulder pain?

Which helps: Tens units are very personal and depend on the level of stimulation and the placement. A good physiatrist should fit you. ...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

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

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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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Iam playing shuttle and I was suffering from shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain after sports may be due to injury. If the pain is mild and improved without treatment then there is nothing to worry about. With persistent pain that dies not improve, you should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Frozen shoulder pain or no pain?

Frozen shoulder pain or no pain?

Depends on phase: Frozen shoulders can be exceptionally painful, all the time, during the initial inflammatory phase. When in the frozen phase, pain usually occurs at the end range of motion. Once you start regaining your range of motion, pain begins to lessen fairly dramatically. Once you have approximately 85-90% motion, pain almost never as issue. ...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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Neck and shoulder pain due to stress?

Neck and shoulder pain due to stress?

Stress relievers: I am right there with you! That is where I feel my stress. Make sure to carve out time during your day (at least 45 minutes) just for you. Read, take a walk or a hot bath. You can also try moist heat while you watch your favorite show on television. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid caffeine. Exercise (play) also helps! ...Read more

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Is acupuncture good for shoulder pain?

Possibly: I'd recommend you consult with an experienced physical therapist who has worked with acupuncturists. Sometimes response to acupuncture depends as much on the patient as it does the therapy itself, and a lot depends also on the cause of the pain. Be wary of any practitioner who tells you that they can treat anything and every-thing through their trade. Talk to others who have tried it. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate frozen shoulder pain?

How can I alleviate frozen shoulder pain?

Cortisone injection: I strongly advocate for a cortisone injection. It can quickly and effectively treat the pain and inflammation from frozen shoulder. Check out this video for details.
http://youtu. Be/h-umxi8yi0e. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injections fix shoulder pain?

Can cortisone injections fix shoulder pain?

Sometimes: In properly indicated cases, cortisone injections may fix shoulder pain. Its usually helpful for pain from arthritis, and bursitis in the setting of an intact rotator cuff. Its not very helpful for rotator cuff tears, or labral tears. ...Read more

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What could cause right shoulder pain/injury?

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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Does raynaud's typically cause shoulder pain?

Extremity Disease: It is limited to the hands and occasionally the feet. It involves spasm of the muscles lining the vessels. For shoulder pain, think muscles, tendons or ligaments as the cause. ...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.

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

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What can I do to alleviate frozen shoulder pain?

What can I do to alleviate frozen shoulder pain?

Variable treatment: Typically starting with physical therapy, anti inflammatory, cortisone injections. Reaution can take up to 18 months with conservative treatment. Arthroscopic capsular release and manipulation can be performed surgically to expedite the process if patients plateau. ...Read more

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How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

How to remove neck and shoulder pain after stroke?

Several ways: This is a common problem after stroke caused by paralysis of the arm. A physician evaluation is necessary to determine what the contributing factors are. Medications for spasticity (muscle spasm), pain medications, bracing, and physical therapy are all options to be considered and tailored to the specific needs of the person. ...Read more

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What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

What do I do about neck and shoulder pain from tmj?

Neck is related too: When you open your jaw you hold your head in place with the muscles of the neck and upper back. Therefore, if you have a problem with your jaw joint it also relates to additional problems with your neck and upper back. All of these situations will need to be addressed in your treatments if you are going to fully recover a normal function and be able to manage the problem. ...Read more

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How effective is acupuncture to heal shoulder pain?

How effective is acupuncture to heal shoulder pain?

Excellent: It will not cure a condition that requires surgical intervention but it can greatly improve recovery time and pain control. It is used often for this purpose. ...Read more

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How to treat severe shoulder pain in right shoulder?

Many ways: Before treatment is initiated you need to have a diagnosis. This can be achieved by seeing an orthopedic shoulder specialist. With an exam and history the diagnosis is made. You can confirm with x-rays and an mri. Major considerations at your age would be impingement, tendinitis, cartilage tear, and rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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How might I get relief from wrist and shoulder pain?

How might I get relief from wrist and shoulder pain?

Find the cause: If you found the cause of the pain you could avoid it and get relief from the pain. ...Read more

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What can cause shoulder pain when you breathe deeply?

Not the shoulder: The typical causes of shoulder pain are not exacerbated by deep breathing. However, one can experience pain from the diaphragm that is referred, or felt, near the shoulder. There are many causes of diaphragm irritation. Since it separates the chest from the abdomen, problems from both can cause irritation of the diaphragm which can be referred to the shoulder. Get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Tens (Definition)

Is an acronym standing for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. We've found that by over-stimulating certain nerves, it "short circuits" the ...Read more