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Shoulder Pain - Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Dr. M V Hariprasad 87% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, MCh Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedist, Vijayawada
Shoulder Pain - Causes & Symptoms Of It!

Your shoulder is one of the most overused joints in the body and thus is at a higher risk of contracting an injury. Shoulder pain may lead to mobility issues where moving your arms may become extremely difficult. The shoulder consists of three parts, viz. the shoulder blade, collarbone and the upper arm bone. Shoulder pain may result from an injury to any of these areas.

The various causes of shoulder pain are:

  1. Impingement: Impingement of the shoulder muscle occurs when the top of the shoulder impinges on the rotator cuff muscles. This condition can lead to severe pain in the shoulder.
  2. Bursitis: Bursa is a fluid filled sac that cushions the bones and help in preventing friction. Bursitis is a disorder that results in inflammation of the bursa, thus resulting in shoulder pain.
  3. Tendinitis: Tendinitis is a condition that is characterized by gradual wear and tear of the tendon. Usually the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder are affected by this condition.
  4. Instability of the shoulder: Shoulder instability is a disorder of the shoulder wherein the upper arm bone dislocates from its socket. This can cause excessive pain in the shoulder.
  5. Fractures: A fracture in the bones of the shoulder results in excruciating shoulder pain.
  6. Arthritis: Arthritis is a disorder that leads to inflammation in the joints, thus resulting in pain and impaired movement of the joint.

Treatment: The treatment for shoulder pain consists of medications and physiotherapy. You may also be asked to discontinue any strenuous activity that requires shoulder movement. Medications such as NSAIDs are prescribed to help in controlling the pain. Various stretches of the shoulder are also recommended to improve shoulder flexibility and mobility.

Tips: Do exercises such as the overhead press with light weights to improve your shoulder strength. Also make sure to include certain external rotation exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles.

I am 57 pain in my lower shoulder I used pain relief cream but no relief from last three months.

Dr. S. Gomathi 88% (974 ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I am 57 pain in my lower shoulder I used pain relief cream but no relief from last three months.
Start physiotherapy asap along with hot and cold pack application twice daily, and start with regular exercises would be helpful.
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After playing cricket after a long time in office event, having a lot of muscular pain in shoulders, thigh, knees and lower back. What should I do to recover fast as I have office too and needs traveling to office everyday. I'm having problems climbing stairs, carrying something a bit heavy like a laptop, etc.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 91% (19500 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
After playing cricket after a long time in office event, having a lot of muscular pain in shoulders, thigh, knees and...
Leg painif you have leg pain then you have to rule out the casues for having leg pain. First of all check your weight and your haemoglobin levels, as anaemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there are no issues with the knee joint or back pain. If not if the pain radiates down the back of thigh and legs then it might be due to sciatica. Kindly consult the nearby physiotherapist. Hope you recover soon from the leg pain. Pain in the back while walking and standing pain in the right legif you have leg pain please check your body weight and your hemoglobin levels, as anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having leg pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear mcr chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the if you have back pain while walking and standing first of all check your weight and your hemoglobin levels, as anemia always leads to the symptoms of being tired and also having back pain though there may not be any pathological reasons for back pain. My suggestion would be to wear mcr chapels which will help you to prevent the weight falling on the back. And also should check whether you have flat foot on the right leg that also might be the reason to have pain in one particular leg pain in the left side of the leg/thighthe compression of the sciatic nerve should be around the right side that's the reason you have pain in the left side. That's the reason you cannot sit or stand and it is exactly around the l5 vertebrae where the sciatic nerve passes by.
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How to do treat rheumatoid arthritis disease and right hand shoulder pain in nerves. Please suggest me.

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 95% (23738 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
How to do treat rheumatoid arthritis disease
and right hand shoulder pain in nerves. Please suggest me.
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Hot and cold pack fomentation. Gentle Stretching of Hand Muscles. wrist exercise
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Stiffness in shoulder and range of motion hampered in right shoulder since 6 months?

Dr. S. Gomathi 88% (974 ratings)
BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Stiffness in shoulder and range of motion hampered in right shoulder since 6 months?
Just get your blood sugar levels checked, along with it get an mri study done for the shoulder along with it test for rheumatoid arthritis (ra factor) checked along with vitamin d 3 and serum calcium level checked. Based on which we need to start with suppliments and physiotherapy done.
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I'm facing a lot of pain in my hand and shoulder joint since 2 yrs. What should I do?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (11349 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I'm facing a lot of pain in my hand and shoulder joint since 2 yrs. What should I do?
Are you diabetic. If so is your blood sugar under control. If no then check your blood sugar random, cbc, kft, x-ray of affected shoulder from some lab. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, try these exercises to help relieve your pain 1. Arm-across-chest stretch – hold your right hand out in front of you, keeping it near your waist. Reach your left hand behind your elbow, pulling your right arm to the left and across your chest. If you feel pain in your shoulder, lower your arm until the pain subsides. The goal is to be able to pull your right arm across your chest without feeling any pain. Hold for 30-60 seconds then relax and repeat with your left arm. Repeat 3-5 times. 2. Neck release – sit up straight then slowly bring your chin toward your chest until you feel the stretch in the back of your neck. Try leaning your head to the left to stretch your right shoulder or leaning your head to the right to stretch your left shoulder. Hold the stretches up to one minute in each direction, breathing deeply as you concentrate on relaxing. Repeat 3-5 times. To progress the stretch, elevate your arm as you pull it across your chest until it is the height of your shoulder. 3. Chest expansion – put an exercise band, rope, strap, or even a tie behind your back and grasp it with both hands. While holding the strap, draw your shoulder blades toward each other and gently lift your chin toward the ceiling. Breathe deeply for 10 to 15 seconds and release. Repeat 3-5 times. To progress the stretch, move your hands closer together on the strap. 4. Seated twist – sit straight up in a chair with your knees together. Twist your torso to the right, placing your left hand on the outside of your right thigh. Relax your shoulders as you look towards your right, gentling pushing on your right thigh. Breathe deeply for 10 to 15 seconds and release. Repeat with your left side. Repeat both sides 3-5 times. 5. The 90, 90 shoulder stretch – stand in a doorway, holding your arms up so your elbow is at a 90 degree angle and your arm forms a 90 degree angle to your body at the shoulder. Place each hand on one of the sides of the door frame, placing one foot forward as you stand up straight aligning your neck with your spine. Lean forward as you brace yourself against the door frame. Hold the stretch for 20-30 seconds. Repeat 2-3 times.
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Hello doctor I am having pain in shoulder and neck yesterday. I used volini but it is paining till now.

Dr. Anuradha Sharma 92% (17046 ratings)
MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hello doctor
I am having pain in shoulder and neck yesterday. I used volini but it is paining till now.
Do hot fermentation and stretching exercise of neck if it work then ok otherwise meet physiotherapists near you.
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Repairing Shoulder Tendons Through Surgery!

Dr. Pranjal Kodkani 89% (22 ratings)
M S Ortho, D - Ortho, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Repairing Shoulder Tendons Through Surgery!

Repairing shoulder tendons through a telescope! When doctors talk about shoulder tendon repair, often they may be refering to rotator cuff surgery. The rotator cuff is a set of tendons and muscles that together form the cuff above the shoulder joint. The rotator cuff is responsible for stabilizing & keeping the arm within the joint, at the same time enabling the joint to move freely without any hindrance.

Thus it is responsible for maintaining strength of the shoulder. The tendons can become damaged due to injury or even overuse. When this occurs, the rotator cuff can be repaired with the help of surgery. Generally, a rotator cuff surgery makes use of an incision.

A shoulder arthroscopy, on the other hand, makes use of smaller incisions and repair is done with the help of a telescope.

Here are some of the commonly used techniques to repair a rotator cuff tear:

• When going for an open repair, the surgical incision is made and the deltoid gently moves out of the way making room to perform the surgery. Rarely an open repair method may prescribed for complex and larger tears or if any associated procedures are to be performed.

• In the case of the arthroscopy procedure, the small camera referred to as an arthroscope is put inside the small key hole incision that has already been made. The arthroscope, which connects to a video monitor, enables the surgeon to view the complete interior region of the shoulder. Further, few more incisions are made in order to allow insertion of various other instruments. During this surgical procedure, the damaged tissues are removed, or they are repaired depending on the damage levels. All of this is done with the help of an arthroscope.

Repairing the rotator cuff:

• In order to do so, the tendons need to be re-affixed to the bone.

• Small rivets referred to as suture anchors help to refasten the tendon and the bone. The suture is usually made of a special strong material that holds the repair for a long duration.

• The sutures are responsible for tying the tendon to the bone.

Why is this surgery recommended?

The physician recommends a rotator cuff tear or tendon surgery when the patient experiences pain while sleeping at night or faces difficulty carrying out daily physical activities, or when it has shown little improvement over the months in spite of exercising. This procedure is also recommended for people who lift heavy weights or are involved in sports activities. Moreover, the risks associated with this procedure are few and common to all surgical procedures.

A rotator cuff surgery performed arthroscopically has a very high success rate as it is performed under magnification. The procedure is far more precise than an open surgical procedure. Any associated injuries within the shoulder can be tackled simutaneously thus leaving very little room for errors. The recovery is therefore complete and faster due its minimally invasive nature.

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Dislocated Shoulder Injury - Tips To Cure It Effectively!

Dr. Vikas Gupta 87% (18 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery Fellowship
Orthopedist, Delhi
Dislocated Shoulder Injury - Tips To Cure It Effectively!

When a blow or a fall causes an injury, where the top of your arm bone pops out from your shoulder socket, it’s called shoulder dislocation. It is a very painful condition and you need to get this relocated to its position immediately. The tissues and bone related to that particular joint get damaged.

If you ignore this situation or keep the shoulder like this, it will be more harmful and painful for you. There may appear a bump in front or at the back of your shoulder that hurts.

What can lead to a dislocated shoulder injury?

  • Sharp or a very fast twist of your arm.
  • Falling down on a hard surface.
  • A sudden hurt or hit.
  • It may also happen when you fall down and try to save yourself using your hand. The force of the hit indirectly gets into the shoulder and your shoulder joint may slip from its place.

In some of the outdoor games, there are high chances to get hurt in the shoulder. Hockey, football, rugby, rock climbing, volleyball etc. bring in high probabilities of injuring the shoulder, thereby resulting in a shoulder dislocation.

What is the treatment or therapy of a dislocated shoulder?

The dislocated shoulder should be very urgently treated. As this injury of the shoulder is very painful, you should consult to a specialized orthopaedist as fast as possible to fix up the shoulder to its proper joint. As it is very painful and swollen, the faster the treatment, the better it is. When your doctor fixes your shoulder in its actual place or the bone of your arm comes back to the socket, most of your pain will go away and you get huge relief from pain. After the shoulder bone is relocated, you can use further conservative treatment to reduce the pain and swelling of that place. Dislocated shoulder may take 3 to 12 weeks to recover. But this is the approximate time and it depends on the seriousness of the injury.

After the treatment, when all the symptoms are gone, the doctor will suggest some exercises for better results and normal shoulder movement and to prevent future shoulder injury. Ones the shoulder is dislocated, the chances of dislocation in future is further increased as the tissue supporting the head of humerus into its socket is torn. Such patients may land up with recurrent dislocation of shoulder wherein shoulder dislocates easily on specific movement and patients are afraid to do over-head activities. The problem is best diagnosed by MRI Scan.

The best treatment for this is Arthroscopic (Key-Hole Surgery) Bankart's Repair. Following operation shoulder is kept at rest for 2 weeks then Physiotherapy is started. Day to day activities are started after 2 weeks and sports activity is started after 3 to 5 months.

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