Shoulder Weakness

Injury or infection to the arm; muscle loss, such as certain muscular illnesses or lack of usage; nerve injury or compression at the spinal column; or specific inherited problems are also common reasons for shoulder weakness. Shoulder weakness can be treated by addressing the underlying cause and focusing on muscle-strengthening activities.

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I do not have a history of trauma, but I get pain in my right shoulder when I write, walk or sit without support. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have shoulder pain right side. I have no history of any trauma or injury, or surgery. I am 21 years, and I have pain from the center to the right shoulder and sometimes in the arms too. If I do a lot of work, I feel weakness in my arm and shoulder. I have pain when I write, walk, or sit ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. What you are experiencing is most probably due to a condition called bicipital tendonitis. There is swelling and inflammation of your biceps muscle tendon. There can be many causes of this to happen and not always injury. The routine activ...  Read Full »

What is FSHD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the genetic report, and it was done to check FSHD. Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The report says that this patient has the gene for FSHD (facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy). Since the patient also has a weakness of the shoulders, the diagnosi...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for my father's shoulder condition.

Query: Hi doctor, I am enclosing an MRI report of my father who is 70 years old. I want to know whether an operation is the only available option for his shoulder condition according to the report. If we go for the operation, then what is the success rate? Without an operation, how long will it take to get...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the MRI report enclosed by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that there is a rotator cuff tear due to which he must be having a weakness in his affected shoulder. The decision whether surgical procedure is requi...  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 »

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