Shoulder Injury

A shoulder injury is more common during athletics that implicate excessive, repeated overhead motions but can also occur during daily activities like washing or hanging curtains. When there is a shoulder injury, the shoulder becomes stiff, feels like popping or sliding out of the shoulder socket, and lacks the strength to perform daily routines. A shoulder injury can be due to dislocation or impingement due to extreme rubbing of shoulder muscles against the shoulder blades.

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I had a shoulder injury due to skiing a month back and still have pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,During a ski trip a few months ago, I fell on my outstretched hand during a jump and injured my shoulder. I did a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan immediately after, and the radiologist said that it was not going to be a big deal. However, my shoulder is still bothering me quite a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I can understand your concern. I have carefully gone through all your magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) images (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Unfortunately, I find that there is some injury to the shoulder joint. I do ...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the MRI reports and suggest me a treatment for pain in the shoulders.

Query: Hello doctor, After I fell from my bike, sometimes, I have a little pain in my shoulder. I feel my shoulder is loose. I got an MRI of the shoulder done, and I am attaching the reports. Can I try physiotherapy for the pain? Or do I need to get a surgery? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI film is more helpful than a report on its own. You reported a fall from the bike a few months ago, but you describe little as to what happened immediately after the injury. I nee...  Read Full »

I have numbness on the center of my shoulder near my elbow after a dislocation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 9 inches, and I weigh 130 lbs. I am a professional dancer. I dislocated my left shoulder while dancing. I had to make a move that involved throwing the arms out and across the body to the right side sharply and quickly. It popped ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you described was a dislocation of the shoulder joint and a reduction on its own. When the relocation of this forearm head in the joint cavity does not happen on its own, we try to reduce it again in the joint cavity with some maneuvering, and immobilize it with ...  Read Full »

Why does my shoulder make clicking sounds while doing exercise?

Query: Hi doctor,  I am a 20 year old male of 6'2" height and 215 pounds weight. I am getting some clicking sound around my shoulder blade area, and sometimes, it moves to the trapezius muscle. I am also experiencing aches in my left chest (my doctor said that my heart is fine ), pain in the upper port...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain. A. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your concerns. The symptoms you have mentioned suggest the possibility of a musculoskeletal disorder called snapping scapula syndrome, but we have to rule out other condition before commencing the treatment. It is quite...  Read Full »

I have pain in my right shoulder with posterior scapula pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right shoulder and posterior scapula pain. The pain began a few years ago when a huge dog suddenly tried to run while I was holding his leash, resulting in my arm being pulled. A year after that, I fell on rocks and landed with a right outstretched hand. Now, my right shoulder is l...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and also seen the MRI images sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have mentioned that the injury to your shoulder was a few years back. As you have described, there was a sudden pull, and I feel that it has r...  Read Full »

When will my fracture heal?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months ago, I fractured my left clavicle. The bones were displaced and the doctors advised to heal it conservatively. They used sling and the figure of 8 brace for six weeks for the same. No retraction for alignment or surgery was performed. It has been three months and still I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Conservative management of clavicle fracture followed by rehabilitation for complete shoulder movements may take up to three months of time under normal circumstances. Bump during fracture healing is a normal phenomenon and it is due to callus formation. It resolves a...  Read Full »

Can shoulder labrum tear be healed without surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I sustained a shoulder injury while working out and it turned out to be a labrum tear. I can rotate my arm without any problem. I feel the pain only while playing badminton. The doctor has suggested surgery and I do not want to go for it. Kindly go through my re...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history as well as the MRI report attached to it (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would recommend surgery to you if you wish to continue playing badminton or any activity with overhead action or involving throwing activity. I...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for Hill-Sachs lesion?

Query: Hi doctor, I hit my shoulder a while back. Since then, my shoulder slightly turns to the side like a dislocation or something whenever I do anything strenuous like work out or swimming or hanging on to something. I can just tilt my hand and it would come back to the original position, so it is not a...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hill-Sachs lesion (humeral bone head fracture) on the MRI suggests that you had a shoulder injury and it needs treatment either non-surgically or surgically. It can only get decided after seeing the MRI images as I need to see the amount of bone and soft tissue injury in...  Read Full »

Recently I noticed one side of my shoulder blade is pushed up. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have been playing rugby league for 13 years now. I have not broken anything, but I dislocated my elbow three years ago, and I recently noticed my shoulder blade is pushed up. I can feel it is positioned high and clearly noticeable by viewing and comparing it to t...  Read Full »


Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what I understand, it seems that you may be having a winging scapula. The cause of winging is a weakness in your serratus anterior muscle due to nerve injury. This is quite possible in contact sports with recurrent stretch as you tilt your head the other way, an...  Read Full »

I have injured my shoulder three times during horse riding accidents. How can I correct it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female 5'2" in height and 70kg weight. I have injured my left shoulder three times in horse riding accidents over the years but never got it checked. I then recently carried a heavy bag with the arm hanging down for roughly 10 minutes, four times over a few hours. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will answer your last question first, the answer is no. You can strain your ligaments but cannot tear them by carrying heavy loads unless you have strained a poorly healed torn ligament. Unlikely if you had no deformity to start within the shoulder and no immediate...  Read Full »

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