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Cause for shoulder joint pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi how are you?
User :   i am just a little confused i went to the doc a couple days ago cause i was experiencing sharp pains in my shoulders (both) (left worse than right)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status:
User :   now my one pointer finger my knee and the right shoulder (hurts wosre than the left now) and my wrist on my left and right side are tender
User :   23
User :   female
Doctor :   ok
User :   homemaker
User :   VA
User :   seperated
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation, I have to ask you a few questions because I cannot examine you. It will take some time so please be patient.
User :   no fever no sick feeling just aches and pains
User :   yes thats fine take as long as you need
User :   i just want to make sure im not like dying lol
Doctor :   did u have any injury or trauma recently
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   no new excersize, nothing real new except cleaning my house.....they said they thought my shoulders were from lifting my kids but now all these new pains has me concerned (i dont know if its helpful to know this but just figured i'd offer it)
Doctor :   sure i would
Doctor :   so did u have fever or sore throat?
Doctor :   any time recently
User :   uuumm lets see the pain doesnt radiate (meaning to me like when i move my shoulder it doesn't shoot down my arm or back its very localized)
User :   no
Doctor :   k
User :   no fever no sore throat
Doctor :   so which joint the pain started
User :   in my shoulders .....they said it was musculoskeletal
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   any time in the past u had similar complaints?
User :   some ache in my knee but no pain like this before
Doctor :   any joint stiffness
User :   no
User :   my mom does have RA however
Doctor :   or tenderness in and around the joint
User :   no
User :   only upon moving it
Doctor :   how is the range of motion in one or more joints
Doctor :   ok
User :   if its still no pain at all
Doctor :   which joint u get tenderess on motion
User :   ive lost a little but gain it back by morning its always gets worse at night
Doctor :   ok
User :   thats when i lose range of motion
Doctor :   do u have redness and warnth around the affected joint
User :   no and no swelling either
Doctor :   k
User :   well warmth yes
User :   sorry
User :   but only slight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   which joint
Doctor :   i mean
Doctor :   where exactly is the swelling
User :   shoulders
Doctor :   k
User :   no swelling
Doctor :   which shoulder
User :   just a tiny bit of warmth
Doctor :   could be specific
Doctor :   k
User :   well thats the weaird part
Doctor :   k
User :   weird*
User :   last week it was my left was worse
User :   now this week its my right
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   and like last night my knee hurt in a different spot
Doctor :   any history of allergy/asthma?
User :   no
User :   ive had a couple sinus infections but no allergies or asthma
Doctor :   any other medical problems?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   hypertension/Diabetes?
Doctor :   Gout?
User :   nope overall been pretty healthy have had strep a couple times but other than that no big things
User :   diabetes in the family
User :   heavily
Doctor :   k
User :   but not myself
Doctor :   i didnt get u what u meant by heavily
Doctor :   do u ever see a doctor for the these problems?
User :   as in diabetes runs in my family heavily
User :   on both sides
Doctor :   fine
User :   yes i saw a doctor when i had strep
User :   and i went to the ER for my shoulder twice and now three days ago a regular doctor for my shoulder
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u have seizures any time?
User :   they all think its muscular but all of a sudden my finger started hurting while i was sleeping 2 days ago
Doctor :   ok
User :   and it hurt like i broke it
Doctor :   k
User :   but i didnt do anything that could have done that
User :   and then last night my knee and my right wrist
User :   no, no seizures
Doctor :   k
User :   now mind you all this time i have been doing spring cleaning and have 2 kid
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
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User :   but i feel like suddenly my body is falling apart lol its just a little nerve racking
User :   done
Doctor :   pl
Doctor :   did u ever had chest pain?
User :   no
User :   i have had panic attacks and anxiety attacks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   r u on any medication?
User :   no
User :   not even tylenol
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   its pain may be due to musculoskeletal/simple sprain/muscle pull/idiopathic arthritis
Doctor :   it needs to properly investigated
User :   whats idiopathic?
Doctor :   unknown cause
User :   gotcha
User :   so possibly just overuse since i have been sitting on my tush for a while
Doctor :   for that u need to be examined and investigated.
User :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest u to see the orthopaedician at the earliest
Doctor :   for ur problem
Doctor :   avoid
User :   now i had an appointment like i said 3 days ago and they didnt see anything even did xrays
Doctor :   u need rest from work for few days
User :   but saw nothing not even signs of Arhtritis
Doctor :   they will help u
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since u gave history of warmth and swelling
Doctor :   u need to investigated at the earliest
User :   no swelling and only very slight war,th
User :   wamth*
Doctor :   still u need to see an orthopaedician
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else i can help u
Doctor :   with
User :   i dont think so
User :   but thank you
User :   do you think its serious?
User :   i mean am i gong to die in my sleep lol
Doctor :   yep it can serious
Doctor :   if infectious
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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