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What Causes Shoulder Pain
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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
What causes shoulder pain and finger numbness? The pain is really bad and my arm is almost immobile.
Shoulder instability: Due to a variety of causes, previous trauma, muscle weakness or injury. Loose ligaments are some causes. An unstable shoulder can give a feeling of apprehension when in certain positions and make the arm feel " dead". There are other explanations too. See an orthopedic surgeon . It's not normal for a 22 year old to feel this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several poss. causes: Arthritis is common. Bursitis, tendonitis, small tears from overuse (i.e. Unnoticed injury), inflammatory disorders, intestinal injury (air in abdomen!), shoulder girdle prob. (poorly functioning ac or sternclavicular joints), etc. Posterior rib pain is also mistaken for 'shoulder pain' as it is behind the shoulder. A good history & phys, including osteopathic exam might help find & treat the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impingement syndrome: The most likely problem after the age of 40 is impingement syndrome. It causes bursitis in the shoulder which eventually leads to rotato cuff tendinitis causing pain and perceived weakness with attempted elevation of the arm. If it persists you should be checked by a Ortho doc who can prescribe some physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, and a steroid injection. Cervical radiculopathy? ...Read more
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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