ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Suffering from pain near the shoulder joint. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Amit Vijaykishor Verma
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 28, 2017 and last reviewed on: Apr 02, 2021

Hi doctor,

A few months ago, I pulled some heavy object very hard using my right hand. Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint. Also, I am having difficulty in moving that arm. I have my exams coming up. I want to know what can be done now.

ADVERTISEMENT
#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thanks for the query. I need to know a few things before answering your question.

  • Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time difference between it? What activity provocates your pain?
  • If it is coming once per day on heavy lifting, then it can be a sign of biceps tendon tear. Till your exams try avoiding the motion in which you have pain.
  • Do some hot fomentation and shoulder ROM (range of motion) exercises from your nearby physiotherapist. If it does not improve, then you might need an MRI scan.

For further information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist

Hi doctor,

It started after a few weeks. And, it might have worsened since I was flying kites recently for a few days. Can this tendon tear be dangerous? The pain just happens suddenly.

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Do not worry about the tendon tear for now. It is more like an ankle sprain, which is on the shoulder.
  • Just give complete rest. Stop the motion, which is giving you pain and prevent heavy weight lifting from that arm.
  • Visit nearby physiotherapist for diathermy and ROM exercises of the shoulder.

For further information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
I sprained my thumb. Can I skip a doctor visit?

Hello doctor, I am not satisfied with dental bonding done on the front left tooth. Enamel was removed to make room for the composite resin and the enamel is now too thin and feels sharp to the tongue's touch because of this. Shape and feel is not co...   Read full

Suffering from pain near the shoulder joint. What to do?

Hello doctor, I am not satisfied with dental bonding done on the front left tooth. Enamel was removed to make room for the composite resin and the enamel is now too thin and feels sharp to the tongue's touch because of this. Shape and feel is not co...   Read full

Why am I not able to urinate from today evening even after drinking lots of water?

Hello doctor, I am not satisfied with dental bonding done on the front left tooth. Enamel was removed to make room for the composite resin and the enamel is now too thin and feels sharp to the tongue's touch because of this. Shape and feel is not co...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Monkeypox Virus - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Complications, and Prevention
Monkeypox is a zoonotic viral disease. This virus got its name as it was first noticed in laboratory monkeys in the late...  Read more»
Tomato Fever - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Tomato fever is an unidentified and fast-spreading type of viral infection seen in young children. Scroll down to know m...  Read more»
Histrionic Personality Disorder - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Histrionic personality disorder causes variations in the thinking ability of a person. Read this article to know more.  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.