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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Why am I experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain after carrying a heavy backpack?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing back, neck, and shoulder pain from carrying a heavy backpack. Do you have a recommendation for a bag that will be most ergonomic? Which of these is best: a bag on wheels, a shoulder bag, or a backpack? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you adjust the straps to keep the pack snug against your back. Position your pack between your shoulders and hips. Your backpack should hang just below the shoulders with the bottom in your low back curve... Read Full »
I have been suffering from neck, back, and shoulder pain, making it difficult for me to sit or walk. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old boy. My height is five feet and seven inches, and I weigh 61 kilograms. I am suffering from neck pain, back pain, and shoulder pain. I have been suffering from pain for a long time. For example, if I sit on a chair for a long time, I cannot walk. Also, the pain has reac... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern and advise you to get your neck properly examined for any postural abnormalities. You have to get your neck mobility and alignment restored with physiotherapy mobilizations. Do icing for your neck frequently. Maintain posture in all the activities yo... Read Full »
I have a cracking sound in my shoulders and the back of my head when I try to rotate them. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I have a cracking sound in my shoulders. It is similar to that sound while I crack my finger knuckles but louder. Sometimes I feel that my shoulders are in an awkward position and feel pain. When I try to rotate it around, it makes a cracking sound. Also, that happens to the back of my ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concern.First of all, stop forcibly cracking your head and shoulder. It has become a habit for which the alignment of the neck and shoulder are not normally behaving after you try it manually then only. It might have developed imping... Read Full »
I injured my shoulder during a seizure. What does my ultrasound report suggest about my shoulder injury?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female and 180 cm tall. I injured my shoulder during a seizure, but I do not know what happened. I had multiple seizures over the last few months and reinjured them each time. Seizures are controlled, but the shoulder is still very painful to move. I also have troubl... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The shared ultrasound reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) mentioned a thickening of the subdeltoid bursa, which measures up to 3.3 mm. It needs to be reduced through icing and immobilization of the joint using a splint. Therefore, you can ... Read Full »
Can you please review my cousin's MRI reports and suggest whether his problems can be cured with chiropractic therapy?
Query: Hello doctor,My cousin has mild neck pain and severe pain in the right-hand shoulder. Other symptoms include numbness in the right-hand thumb finger and dizziness or a reeling sensation while he goes to bed or wakes up suddenly. He had visited an orthopedist, and they suggested for MRI scan. Please ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let me begin with the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). These are not diagnostic-quality images. Sorry I am not able to make a... Read Full »
Why is there acute pain and inflammation behind the neck and shoulder?
Query: Hello doctor, I have acute pain and inflammation behind the neck and shoulder. Tingling pain in the left-hand finger and pain in the middle back and sometimes lower back. I am male, 27 years old. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you must be suffering from cervical spondylitis with radiculopathy. This must have arose due to long time sitting posture or carrying a backpack. I suggest hot fomentation by hot water bag for 10 minutes with three sessions per day. Then, apply some local pain r... Read Full »
I recently developed right shoulder pain while exercising. What should I do about the pain in my right shoulder?
Query: Hi doctor,I develop right shoulder pain when I bench press (dumbbells or a bar). It occurs during the liftoff and decent phase of the movement. It feels more toward the front or top of the shoulder. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is a chance your grip is either too narrow or too broad. A grip that is too wide increases stress on the shoulders. A grip that is too narrow can increase pressure on the elbows. Another easy modification is the grip width should be no wid... Read Full »
I am experiencing pain and weakness in my shoulder after an injury. What could it be?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a sportsman, and I got this injury four months back while playing badminton. Afterward, I felt some weakening and pain in my shoulder. I have minor pain while doing overhead activities like balling, throwing, badminton, smashing, and all other daily activities. I am currently doin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I think you have shoulder impingement and should treat it before exercising, as the problem is weakness followed by stiffness and spasm, causing further impingement. Get your rotator cuff muscles treated first, and then exercise properly. It... Read Full »
I was operated on for rotator cuff repair seven months back, but I still feel pain in my shoulder. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I underwent surgery for rotator cuff repair seven months ago. But I still have pain in my shoulder whenever I stretch. How can I do to recover quickly? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You need to regain and maintain your shoulder range. We need to assess your shoulder for your current movements to see how the movements are getting restricted and cause pain. Based on this, we can design a proper... 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 »
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 freq... Read Full »