Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain of less serious origin lasting for a short period are more common. Bursitis, arthritis, improper posture while sitting, standing, or lying, muscle strain due to heavyweight, lifting weights with bad posture, muscle and joint injury due to trauma, rotator cuff tear, referred neck pain, polymyalgia rheumatica, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, etc., are conditions affecting the shoulder. Pain in the shoulders may cause an inability to lift or move the hand and arm. Hot compress on the affected area due to any local causes is helpful. Physiotherapy, medications, adequate rest, and surgery (if needed) may resolve the condition.

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Why do I have chronic neck and shoulder pain from childhood?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old female, and I am experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain. It ranges from dull to severe and happens when I stand or walk for over an hour. I have been experiencing this since I was a child and have never received an explanation or treatment. I am not sure if it is r...  Read Full »


Dr. James F Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your question and viewed your image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am sorry you are experiencing chronic neck and shoulder pain. Based on the image, it is hard to tell what vertebrae this is. It could be C7 or T1. Does it hurt when ...  Read Full »

Why am I having terrible upper back pain and left shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male, and I have a terrible upper back and left shoulder pain from past two years. The pain is radiating to the left side of the chest also. Whenever I move my neck, I hear some sound. With this pain, I feel drowsy and light-headed full day. I am not able to do routine...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like the following details. Did you take any x-ray? Have you tried physiotherapy? Was the MRI with or without contrast? Do you feel missed heartbeats when you feel drowsy? Do you get sweaty or get a sinking feeling? If yes, then you need a 24- hour Holter ECG (...  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 »

Can fibromyalgia result in intense pain between the neck and shoulder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I have very intense pain right between my neck and shoulder for a year now. It feels like a pulling sensation. It hurts to sit without a back on a chair. Lifting the laundry basket hurts, and so does sitting down to do any activity (folding clothes, driving). I...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratap Vgm

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it appears from the query, you suffer from chronic neck and shoulder pain which aggravates physical activity. You are taking analgesics to the maximum dosages, but still, the pain is not relieved. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan is normal. These are the stickin...  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 t...  Read Full »

Why do my left hand and foot feel weak?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25-year-old male. I am 6'1 inches by height and 131 lbs by weight. I am twitching in lower extremities, cramps, feeling weakness in the left hand and leg, and comparatively less so on the right side. The left-hand feels hard to use, but I can still use it. It looks like the left...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further information about your symptoms. Since when you started to have these symptoms? Also, please describe your symptoms in sequence, like what were the first symptoms and involved which body part? And then it progressed to which body par...  Read Full »

How to stop shoulder pain while playing archery?

Query: Hi doctor,I am an archer. I started doing it two years back. After starting it, I use to have shivers and so I started doing workouts. After a year, I started to have shoulder pain and so I consulted a physiotherapist. He told me that pain occurs due to a lack of strength. So I updated my workout sc...  Read Full »


Dr. Jay Indravadan Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have a muscular imbalance. But it can be corrected with proper guided and graded exercise. But this can be a functional pain also. It happens due to changed muscle biomechanics. Please mention the type of strengthening exercise done by you. Please mention th...  Read Full »

Can TMJ disorders cause neck and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,I am experiencing fullness in the right jaw, heaviness in the right neck and shoulder that lasted for days. The symptoms have been there for years. Also, my right eyebrow is higher than the left, the right eye is bigger than the left, and overall the right face is longer and leaner than...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your OPG (orthopantomogram) and lateral cephalograms (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Definitely, there is some asymmetry on both sides, but it is not a severe problem because some symmetry is always there. But in both, ...  Read Full »

Can laparoscopic gallbladder surgery result in radiating shoulder pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done laparoscopic surgery with ERCP before a week. It is done for the stone stuck in the duct. After a week, I got some stomach pain, bloating, and diarrhea. Now it is gone. Today, I waked up with excruciating pain in the shoulder. The pain got radiated from the shoulder to the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have done laparoscopic gall bladder surgery with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) with or without stenting. It clears all the stones in the duct. It has a low complication rate. But complication arises within 24 to 48 hours of the procedure....  Read Full »

Is neck straightening a cause for right-sided neck and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past two weeks, I have been having on and off pain on my right side of the neck. Occasionally, there is pain on my shoulder and shooting or throbbing pain down my right arm. Sometimes I feel some soreness on the left side of my back, but that is usually not as bad as the right. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ismail Kabakus

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is cervical spinal straightening, usually due to postural abnormality, due to prolonged stay in front of laptops. The good news inter-vertebral discs are healthy, so there is no irreversible damage. There is an only minimal bulging of the disc at C 4-5 and C 5-...  Read Full »

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