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Last wk I was told I had tendonitis in my shoulder. Today the pain got worst and feels a little different and now its in my neck. Is this normal?
Sometimes when one has a shoulder problem, one
may use accessary muscles like the upper back or
cervical spine to compensate and sometimes cause
Are you getting any symptoms down the arm?
Id start with rest and nsaid and see your md if it
doesn't improve ...Read more
Can a pain in my collarbone be a type of tendonitis. Had tendonitis in both wrists and pain in my collarbone/neck feels similar. Had for 2 weeks now?
Not likely: Tendons are structures that muscles connect that then allow them to move various bones. Because the collar bone does not really move, there are not really any major tendons that insert much on them and so tendinitis is not a real common cause of clavicle pain. There are ligaments, joint capsules and even joints themselves that can be abnormal and can cause pain. Exam will likely reveal cause. ...Read more
I have adhesive capsullitis with tendonitis and bursitis of shoulder. Is normal to also have pain when stretching arm/neck in the upper chest/sternum?
Maybe: Depends what was the cause of these problem. I see very commonly patient that sustained an MVA or Motorcycle accident with pain in those areas that you referred. Could be a contusion or sprain of pectoralis muscles. Costochondritis could also be considered if pain in sternum/rib junction reproduced with palpation. ...Read more
Does tendonitis in the arm go away and why are surrounding muscles, breast, neck, and back aching?
Activity causes it: Look at the activity that you are doing that causes the strain on the tendon. Stop what you are doing or figure a different way to do it. The other pains are from you guarding the part that hurts and moving abnormally. Sports medicine research shows that the most effective treatment of acute tendonitis is a big ice bag and an ace wrap. Not 2 tight! It aches 6 minutes before it gets numb. ...Read more
What medicine does a dr suggest if you are pregnant and have herniated disc arthritis & spinal stenosis in neck & tendonitis in shoulder?
Check with OB: ALWAYS check with your OB doc before taking anything while pregnant including over the counter medicine ...Read more
Neck tendonitis. Is 3 weeks with a neck brace too long? Scared about muscle atrophy. Doc insists 3 wks bracing then Physio to restore muscles, ?
Yes: Yes, in my opinion, 3 weeks in a neck brace is too long for a simple cervical strain. If you still need to wear a neck brace 3 weeks after injury, then further studies such an MRI should be considered. If it is just a strain, collar rarely used long secondary to causing iatrogenic stiffness and atrophy. ...Read more
Neck, shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle pain. Tendonitis that don't recover. Docs can't find structural problem. Chronic pain? Gait? Treatment option?
Doc said I have herniated disc c6-7, arthritis and stenosis in my neck should I be worried? Do these things go away? And shoulder tendonitis. Options
Neck/sh problems: The symptoms could be improved with treatments such as physical therapy. Herniated discs sometimes may decrease in size over time. The arthritis and stenosis may not go away, but more often, the symptoms including those of the shoulder could improve over time and with various treatments. ...Read more
Can tendinitis in the arm cause osteoarthritis in neck? Hurt my left shoulder and 9months later started having neck pain. MRI was normal in shoulder
Guarding causes pain: When you have shoulder pain for a length of time you change the way you sit, stand and move, so your neck may be strained from the altered postures and motions. It's very common. And mild arthritis that was there before may become symptomatic, but less likely. Correct any muscle imbalance around the neck and middle back and the pain should resolve. Try physical therapy for 1 month, then re-eval ...Read more
Can a muscle strain, shoulder sprain or shoulder tendinitis cause pain in the neck and numbness in the face?
Ddd scoliosis arthritis stenosis all in the neck and back tilted knee cap in r knee tendinitis& arth in arms and knees. Plus more. I'm only 36 how?
Maybe: Lots of conditions have a genetic predisposition. We have not entirely figured out the genetic code and so the answer to your question is speculative. Some people due to their genetic makeup are more likely to get certain diseases, such as tendonitis, but are not destined to have it. They just are predisposed. ...Read more
Sharp pain, aching: Tendonitis pain is usually sharp and gets worse when you use the muscles attached to the inflamed tendons. For example, in tennis elbow, the worst thing you can do is lift something heavy in a palm-down position (like lifting a suitcase with one hand off the ground away from your body). ...Read more
Non-op 1st: An orthopedic doctor would recommend activity modification/rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, and rotator cuff strengthening exercises initially. These excercies can be done at home or under the direction of a physical therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can help. For the rare patient who fails to improve with this approach, surgery sometimes can be considered. ...Read more
Military: It is disqualifying. But as the former waiver authority for the USN I can tell you that it is waiverable. Depends on if the tendonitis has resolved or if it is still a problem. Also depends on the needs of the usmc. ...Read more