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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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What causes shoulder pain immediately after you get up from bed?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having shoulder pain from yesterday right after getting up from the bed. Yesterday it was mild, but today it got increased, and having pain while moving the shoulder. I am having pain during shoulder movements like lifting and feeling shoulder stiffness.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have mentioned shoulder pain which started after you woke up, indicating postural issues at sleep that might have initiated this pain. Do you have any feeling of weakness, numbness in the affected limb? If there is no history of any injury, and no signs and sympt...  Read Full »

My mother is under medication for thyroid and has neck, shoulder pain and tremors. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, This is about my mother she is 50 in age and had been diagnosed with thyroid around two years back after that she started taking medicine Thyroxine Sodium tablet 50mg, and after few months it was in control but that a year again while she was still on thyroid medicine she had started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, among thyroid problem, it is the hyperthyroidism that causes tremors, but your mother has hypothyroidism. It could still be due to thyroid medications if the dose is very high. Even in that case, the tremors would be on both sides and not restricted to one side...  Read Full »

I am worried as I have bad pain in my shoulder's top, lower back area, along with stomach issues and headache. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad pain at the top of my shoulder, and lower back, and my stomach has not been well. Also, it has given me a headache as I have been moving around a lot. It hurts a lot, so I took the tablet Anadin Extra (Acetometaphen) and tablet Tylenol (Paracetamol). I am unable to get an ap...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your queries and understand your concern. After going through your details, the following are the answers: Headache is most likely due to mild dehydration. Drink plenty of fluids containing electrolytes. Keep a watch on your systolic (upper) blood pres...  Read Full »

I have chronic shoulder pain. Please review my MRI.

Query: Hello doctor, I I have a chronic right shoulder pain, especially when lifting up an arm or moving arm sideways. I have discomfort when resting on my right side in bed. Also feeling a slightly loose shoulder or detached arm when rotating the arm, and the occasional feeling of nerve pinching, although...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your shoulder MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is not showing any serious concerns but there are some areas which might be causing mild pain and discomfort during movements. In the coronal images, there is likely early de...  Read Full »

I have pain in my shoulder, arm, breast, and neck. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Since last few days, I am having left sided pain in the shoulder, upper arm, the front area near the shoulder, breast, both outer sides of the neck and collarbone area. Sometimes, it pains on the back side as well. I can feel the pain when I press the body part where the pain originat...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, it is not at all related to the heart. Cardiac pain usually increases on exertion and relieves with rest. It will never increase on pressing or arm movement. You do not need to repeat any test. Coming to possibilities, psychosomatic is certainly a possib...  Read Full »

How to manage back pain due to improper posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am a medical student and has been experiencing some thoracic back pain for the last one year or so. I have no history of back, cervical or MSK problems. I have not had any imaging of my spine. Admittedly, I do not have the best posture. During most of the day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for a comprehensive description and your picture marking out the point of pain (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Couple of possibilities are there. First is this could be due to poor posture. From the picture this is subjective. You have slightly...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to move my hand after humerus trauma?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 47-year-old male. I had a nasty fall and MRI established post-traumatic injuries in the right humerus head and shoulder. I took medicines for two months. The doctors said it has healed but I am unable to move my hand rear side. It is painting a lot. Unable to pick even a small we...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The probable causes are: Fracture non-union. Rotator cuff tear. Frozen shoulder. Your MRI report is incomplete (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and does not describe the initial except for showing hyperintensity. I suspect that you dislocated you...  Read Full »

I am experiencing shoulder problems. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had shoulder problems since high school. I played field hockey at school, club, provincial, and national school teams. And I was also in the swimming, volleyball, life-saving, and club tennis team in school, club, provincial and national schools. I played squash socially. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The MRI report is telling us of the previous surgeries that the shoulder has had. Currently, there is a fresh partial thickness tear of one of the rotator cuff muscles. There is also some changes that suggest that you may be having early stages of frozen shoulder. Bo...  Read Full »

I suffer from upper back pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from lower back pain for the past five months. After going through physiotherapy and other exercises, I feel better. Now, I have developed upper back and shoulder pain too. I think it is because of the exercise I did before. I have attached my MRI of lower back, C-spine...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your query what I understand is that you have lower back pain that is well controlled with physiotherapy exercises, but have recently developed upper back and right shoulder pain which you think may have been brought upon by some of the exercises. Let us discuss y...  Read Full »

I am having shoulder pain after scoliosis surgery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent scoliosis surgery eight years ago and have been experiencing a pain around my left shoulder blade. Recently this pain has gotten so bad it has become difficult to even breathe and sleep. Is it possible something is wrong with the rods that were placed during the surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The segments adjacent to the one that was stabilized may sometimes start to misbehave due to abnormal loads. As it has been eight years since surgery, the likelihood of an infection and loosening are less likely, though it cannot be completely ruled out. You need to se...  Read Full »

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