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Q. Why is there pain below the shoulder?

Answered by
Dr. Atul Prakash
and medically reviewed by Dr.Lekshmipriya B
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 31, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jan 11, 2022

Hello doctor,

My wife has had pain in the area below the left shoulder for the past week. The pain is there even when she deep breathes, moves her left hand, or does any movement. She is a feeding mother, has overweight, and had a cesarean delivery a year ago. She had a similar complaint but reduced after rest. But this time, it has not reduced. We tried an external application of counter pain and used a hot water pack. She suspects that she sleeps on one side during feeding, which is causing this problem. I have attached the image of the area where she has pain. Please help.

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Hello,

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I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I feel that the pain is coming from the neck, and this is a fairly common pain diagram for neck issues. She needs to look at her posture, and as she is feeding, this is even more important. Also, holding the baby may make things worse.

I suggest seeing a good physiotherapist and doing some neck exercises, which will help.


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