Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can occur due to various causes. The most common causes are due to repetitive strain on the joint, resulting in ligament and labral tears. It is also a site for dislocation that can cause excessive pain.

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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 »

Can I get a disability claim for having pain and reduced range of motion in different body parts?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had these X-rays taken to proceed with my disability claim with the VA (Department of Veteran Affairs), which includes the spinal cord, both shoulders, hips/pelvis, both wrists, and knees. I have been experiencing continual degeneration, pain, and reduced range of motion in thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com We are sorry to learn about the pain and distress you have been going through and will try to give you some reassurance and support. I have gone through all the x-rays you have uploaded and will summarise the findings below. 1) Knees - Joint space reduction on both s...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for severe shoulder pain in older women?

Query: Hi doctor, My hardworking mother, aged 62 years has a history of diabetes for the past 10 years and occasional shoulder pain for the past eight years. A month ago she lifted my son's heavy school bag and got severe shoulder pain, restricting it's movements. We got the MRI done last week. I have atta...  Read Full »


Dr. Brungi Mahesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is a full thickness tear of supraspinatus with retraction.The ideal treatment is arthroscopic repair for this age group of patients followed by strict physiotherapy.  It is a keyhole surgery. M...  Read Full »

Could taking Naproxen affect heart?

Query: Hi doctor, I was advised to take Naproxen 500 mg twice a day. But I use to take a tablet only once in two to three days while having pain in my elbows and shoulder. I read online about a side effect of Naproxen. Does taking Naproxen is bad for heart? Is it safe to take Naproxen? I also take Lanso...  Read Full »


Dr. Farhana Yasmin

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, you will not any bad effects on the heart due to intake of Naproxen as you are a young adult. Please mention whether you had any heart problems previously. If you do not have it, then you can take Naproxen while having pain with anti-ulcerant coverage. You can take ...  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 »

How to cure body aches in the shoulders and neck in a hypertensive patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the reports of my mother. She experiences symptoms such as itching and skin dryness. She also experiences body aches, including the shoulders and neck. She suffers from sleeplessness. She takes medication for BP, and she also takes vitamin supplements. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I saw the files you have attached (attachments removed to protect patient's identity). Interpretation of the laboratory results: 1) Vitamin D level is sufficient. There is no deficiency state. ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some treatment for shoulder pain due to fall?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell on my shoulder from a higher surface to a hard floor last night, about 15 hours ago, and I have been having constant pain, and pain gets worse when I move it. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and will definitely help you out. Since you had a fall, the first thing I want to rule out is any fracture of your shoulder since you have severe pain and decreased movement. It can be ruled out with one x-ray of the shoulder. If there is any f...  Read Full »

Severe pain in the right shoulder which radiates to the whole arm.What could it be?

Query: Hello Doctor, Severe pain in the right shoulder which radiates to the whole arm. Tingling sensation everywhere in the whole arm. The shoulder blade hurts, underarm pit also hurts. Part of chest and cervical bulges are seen.  Read Full »


Dr. Saseendar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from cervical disc prolapse and radiculitis that means there is involvement of some of the nerve roots that arise from your neck. What is the duration of your problem and what is your job? Your condition might need evaluation with x-ray of the cervical s...  Read Full »

Why is there pain below the shoulder?

Query: 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...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 m...  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 »

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