Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can occur due to various causes. The most common causes are due to repetitive strain on the joint, resulting in ligament and labral tears. It is also a site for dislocation that can cause excessive pain.

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I feel pain and stiffness if I try and keep my hand upwards. Are my shoulder muscles weaker?

Query: Hello doctor, From many years I have realized that my shoulder muscles are weaker than an average person's, and I cannot keep my hand upwards for a long time because I feel pain and stiffness there. According to my family, I have inherited this from my father. So I am quite worried about this.  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your tension about the weak shoulder. You can get stronger shoulder muscles with few exercises and a healthy diet. 1) Flexion and Extension- Flex and extend the elbow on the injured side by gently bringing the palm of your hand up to the shoulder. Be s...  Read Full »

Why do I have chronic neck and shoulder pain from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I am experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain. It ranges from dull to severe and happens when I stand or walk for over an hour. I have been experiencing this since I was a child and have never received an explanation or treatment. I am not sure if it is r...  Read Full »


James F Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and viewed your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am sorry you are experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain. Based on the image, it is hard to tell what vertebrae this is. It could be C7 or T1. Does it hurt when ...  Read Full »

How to stop shoulder pain while playing archery?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an archer. I started doing it two years back. After starting it, I use to have shivers and so I started doing workouts. After a year, I started to have shoulder pain and so I consulted a physiotherapist. He told me that pain occurs due to a lack of strength. So I updated my workout sc...  Read Full »


Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have a muscular imbalance. But it can be corrected with proper guided and graded exercise. But this can be a functional pain also. It happens due to changed muscle biomechanics. Please mention the type of strengthening exercise done by you. Please mention th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain in the right arm, shoulder, and neck?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 49 years old male, and I have pain in the right arm joint up to the shoulder neck for the last few days. It increased from yesterday evening, and I have difficulty in moving. For pain relief, I inconsistently took Combiflam.  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, it could be due to some nerve irritation following neck spasm due to facet joint irritation. Nothing to worry about. As of now, I would advise you to Keep icing frequently. Over the neck once every 2 hours for 15 mins. Gentle massage over the n...  Read Full »

How to treat unbearable shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I cannot rotate my left side of the shoulder for five days and continues severe pain, which is not letting me sleep.  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, which allows a very wide range of movement. The joint is surrounded by a tough fibrous sleeve called the capsule, which helps to hold the joint together. A group of four muscles and their tendons make up the rotator cu...  Read Full »

Is it good to have foam rolling for shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Once in two days, I get muscle pain or cramps in my rhomboid major. My T4 and T6 is usually pretty bound up. Also, I have minor scoliosis, and one of my shoulder blades is higher than the other. This is causing pain on my right side since that is the lower shoulder. I have chiropracto...  Read Full »


Thomas Jefferson K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to first ascertain the cause of the height discrepancies in the shoulder blades. Usually, it happens due to muscle imbalances, injury, spinal pathology or any other reason. So, visit a physiotherapist to make certain the cause, and later you may work on the cause...  Read Full »

I have shoulder pain due to recurrent shoulder dislocation. Is surgery advisable?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from shoulder pain since five months. My shoulder was dislocated for the third time and I took an MRI scan. My doctor said that we need to do surgery. What is your opinion?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahaveer Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question in detail. You are suffering from a recurrent dislocation of the shoulder. In this condition, the soft tissue covering the capsule around the shoulder joint bones is torn. This causes the head of the humerus bone to dislocate frequently ...  Read Full »

How to reduce the pain and stiffness developed on the shoulders?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old female. I am waking up with stiffness in my shoulder and ankles. It got started before three months. Before three weeks, I waked up with pain and stiffness in my right shoulder with limited range of motion. Now, I have stiffness on both of my shoulders and ankles when I...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might have pain originating in the neck. It can cause spasm and stiffness in the shoulder. Posture during sleeping can also aggravate the spasm and it leads to stiffness in the shoulder. Get your neck and shoulder assessed properly. Try to drink a lot of fluids and ...  Read Full »

Though the EKG results are normal, I have severe pain in chest and shoulder. What to do?

Query: No medication currently. I was on omeprazole cause my doctor thought it was gastrointestinal related. Basically, my shoulders, pectorals and thoracic/cervical area have been bothering me daily since from 2 months. My doctor had me take an ekg in case it was heart related but it came out perfectly fi...  Read Full »


Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi welcome to icliniq. This is like Sometimes muscular problems may cause pain in the chest and upper back. Repetitive use or overuse of multiple muscle groups, for example through activities such as rowing, can lead to aching pain in the chest, back, or chest wall. I would like to know more if yo...  Read Full »

How to manage an excruciating neck pain that radiates to the shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having excruciating neck pain that goes into my shoulder or shoulder blade down my arm for four days. I can barely move and have not stopped crying because of the problem, so I went to the emergency room last night, and they gave me a steroid shot and a Percocet tablet, but i...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, you should get your neck appropriately evaluated. A good investigation like an MRI neck will help to point out the cause of pain. As possible, a disc lesion will give such pain in most of the cases, and other structures like facet...  Read Full »

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