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Shoulder pain. Chest CT clear. Can move shoulder fine. Dr says knots on my trapezius muscle are causing pain in shoulder, elbow, wrist. Knots do this?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: See physiatrist

Knots in the trapezius can cause those symptoms- as can other knots in the scapula thoracic region (in particular, infraspinatis, teres, levator scapula, and/or scalenes).
See physiatrist to treat (and rule out a spinal cause). Treatment may include physical therapy to change movement patterns, topical muscle relaxants, massage, and/or trigger point injections/acupuncture.

In brief: See physiatrist

Knots in the trapezius can cause those symptoms- as can other knots in the scapula thoracic region (in particular, infraspinatis, teres, levator scapula, and/or scalenes).
See physiatrist to treat (and rule out a spinal cause). Treatment may include physical therapy to change movement patterns, topical muscle relaxants, massage, and/or trigger point injections/acupuncture.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Spinal causes are -

Most likely causing your problems.
Check with your orthopedist to be investigated. The knots in the muscles can be treated with massage, therapy with stretching exercises, heat & muscle relaxers might be useful.

In brief: Spinal causes are -

Most likely causing your problems.
Check with your orthopedist to be investigated. The knots in the muscles can be treated with massage, therapy with stretching exercises, heat & muscle relaxers might be useful.
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