I am having severe localized pain when I lift my left arm over my head and it is in muscles for more than four months. The rheumatologist did an x-ray and blood test which are all normal. He prescribed tablet Arcoxia-285 (90 mg) and Panadol (665 mg) + injection Depo Medrol 40 mg for 14 days. Seven days have been passed but a bit of pain is reduced but muscle is slightly locked and I cannot freely move my upper arm (pain is near triceps and biceps). Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I read in detail your symptoms. It is suggesting periarthritis shoulder. The profile does not suggest inflammatory arthritis as the signs of inflammation are lacking and the tests are normal.
Periarthritis shoulder or frozen shoulder.Investigations to be done:
MRI shoulder.Differential diagnosis:
Adhesive capsulitis.Probable diagnosis:
Periarthritis shoulder.Treatment plan:
Continue medication. Local fomentation. Range of motion exercise. Avoid lifting weights. Avoid gymnasium and weight training. Avoid heavy bag lifting.Preventive measures:
Eggs, fish, dry fruits for natural omega-3 intake
turmeric capsules to boost healing.
Was this answer helpful?|
Query: Hello doctor, I had pain in my left ear and I went to an ENT specialist. He said that my ears are fine and there is no infection. He said that I have soreness in my TMJ joint as I have a tendency to sleep on my left side with my left arm tucked under the pillow. That puts pressure on my TMJ joint a... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 43-year-old. I have some not so mild pain in my right arm for the past two days. Since yesterday, I have some pain in my chest, towards the right. It pains when I cough or clear my throat. Pain is not unbearable but not mild also. Two days back, I felt a bit weak in my right arm,... Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Rheumatologist Now