Left Shoulder Pain

Pain in the left shoulder can be due to injury, dislocation of the shoulder, muscle pull, or fracture. But, sudden and unusual left arm pain can be caused due to more serious conditions like heart attack and angina.

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I carry heavy bags on my left shoulder, and I have weakness in the left side of my body. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I have been carrying heavy bags on my left shoulder for the past two years. I have weakness in the left side of my body while working out. Also, the left shoulder seems to appear lower than the right shoulder. I am worried about this. Can this be cured? Kindly gi...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The conditions like rotator cuff injury and tendonitis cause weakness in the shoulder muscles and difficulties in day-to-day activities like lifting heavy weights and doing shoulder and arm movements. Both these conditions present simil...  Read Full »

I have pinching pain in my left shoulder that subsides with rest and medications but recurs when I exercise. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I went on a trip eight months ago, and I swam in a swimming tank for a long time. I have also been exercising regularly in the gym for more than two years. However, while exercising with weights, I experienced a mild pinching pain in my left shoulder eight months back. After that, though,...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. Can you please send me a picture marking the area of the shoulder where you feel the pain exactly? And your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) reports reveal nothing abnormal about the shoulder (attachment removed to...  Read Full »

I have had pain and recurrent dislocations in my left shoulder. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a lot of pain in my left shoulder. It frequently clicks and pops and sometimes feels like it is dislocated. I have to lift it and pop it back into place every day after it makes a loud cracking noise and shifts downwards. I lift it with my right arm and push it back up until it...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From your query, it seems like you are experiencing something similar to recurrent shoulder dislocation. It most commonly occurs due to ligament laxity of the shoulder muscles. An X-ray will not reveal anything as there...  Read Full »

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