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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 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. B...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for the accumulation of fluid in subcoracoid bursa?

Query: Hello doctor, In left shoulder joint minimal fluid seen in the subcoracoid and subdeltoid bursa and also in bicep tendon. Finding symptoms of subcoracoid/ subdeltoid bursitis and mild biceps Tendinosis.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The report is suggestive of some impingement of shoulder joint with a mild fluid collection. I recommend you to not to load your shoulder for a while. I suggest: A lot of icing for the joint like once in two hours for 15 minutes. Gentle kneading over the rotator ...  Read Full »

I have ongoing neck and shoulder discomfort. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. I have been suffering from neck and shoulder pains almost every single day for about three years now. It occurred suddenly one day very mildly. I just assumed I 'slept wrong' and thought it would go away on its own. The pain has been more on my right side. It ...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it seems to be a tight scalene and trapezius muscle on the right side of the neck. You simply need to do self-stretching to get rid of the pain. I suggest the following: Isometric neck contraction and neck stretching towards the left side fo...  Read Full »

How to treat unbearable shoulder pain?

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

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 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 whe...  Read Full »

I suffer from shoulder mobility issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from shoulder rotation and mobility issues when I play sports. When I throw a ball, my shoulder is not fully rotating. It is mostly the external rotation of my shoulder.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your shoulder mobility issue could be mainly due to flexibility and stability issues associated with the shoulder girdle. This could be more pronounced, especially playing a sport involving throwing, as the flexibility is always compromised due to stability and more...  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 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 »

Does my left injured shoulder that makes clicking sound need a corrective surgery?

Query: Hi, I had an injury on my left shoulder. The shoulder joint feels unstable and makes a clicking sound. What are your thoughts on this? Would a corrective surgery help?  Read Full »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I have seen the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report of the injured shoulder (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and would like to suggest you the following- 1. You must take physiotherapy treatment...  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 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 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 »

Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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