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 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 »
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 ha... Read Full »
I had a right shoulder injury and have right shoulder pain during certain movements. Please review my MRI images.
Query: Hello doctor,I have right shoulder pain on certain movements. I had a right shoulder injury during racket sports. Please review my MRI images.Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I can see a large amount of fluid collection around the shoulder joint. That is caused by focal complete tears and retraction of 2 of the 4 tendons that make up the rotator... Read Full »
I had a problem with my shoulder for so many days, and the doctor recommended an MRI. What does my MRI report suggest about my condition?
Query: Hello doctor,I had a problem with my shoulder for so many days and I consulted a doctor and the doctor recommended an MRI. My MRI report says the following.1. Tear of the anterior inferior labrum from 7 o'clock to 10 o'clock position with medially displaced but intact anterior periosteum.2. Abnormal... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) films (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There is a Bankart lesion (Perthes variant) with a Hillsach lesion in the humeral head. The only correction is that the lesion is usually between the... Read Full »
I have chronic pain in my neck and across my clavicle to the skull base after a shoulder injury. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I injured my left shoulder about a year ago and have never fully recovered. I hurt my nack while moving the lawn, and the pain has persisted for over a year. So I have been taking Panadol for this. The pain travels up my neck and across my clavicle to the base of my skull. It could be ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This is most likely due to cervical pain due to the compression of nerves between the spine. It does not appear to be a cardiac problem. Is there any tingling or numbness in the arm, and does the pain worsen with arm movement? You should g... Read Full »
I have been suffering from muscle tears in both my shoulders for the past three to four years. Can I use a targeted drug delivery system to cure this?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from muscle tears in both my shoulders for the past three to four years. I got my MRI scan, which confirms a shoulder tear. I have tried everything like physiotherapy, acupuncture, exercises, etc., but nothing has worked. One of my doctors advised me to go for a l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you had an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and a complete clinical assessment of the tear? Which muscle is torn? And what about the gap at the tear site, duration, location, and size? Have you tried out steroid injection, and what has been the response? As far... Read Full »
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 ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »