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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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 »


James. F. Geiselman

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 »


Vikram S. Bharadwaj

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 »


Mohammed Wajid

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 »


Sreenivasa Rao

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 »


Sreenivasa Rao

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 »


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 freq...  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 chiropractor...  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 imbalance, injury, spinal pathology, or any other reason. So, visit a physiotherapist to make certain the cause, and later you may work on the caus...  Read Full »

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 »

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