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Shoulder pain due to poor posture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   hii
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
User :   i am facing pain in left shoulder since last 3-4 days
User :   age 30
Doctor :   Were you hurt on the shoulder?
User :   no
Doctor :   Is the pain sudden or gradual in onset??
User :   it is more of a feeling of streching and very low intensity
Doctor :   Were exactly is the shoulder paining? Joint or back or front or on the top side?
User :   it is below joint and at times on back
Doctor :   Is it only one shoulder or both?
User :   the pain on other shoulder is only on back
Doctor :   Do you think it is due to your work, that is for long hours and no breaks?
User :   It may be on the right shoulder back side due to usage of laptop but not on left shoulder
Doctor :   You got to take frequent breaks , at least once in 30 minutes
User :   i have got my ECG done almost every alternate year last time being jan 2010 and it reflected healthy heart
Doctor :   to relax
Doctor :   get up from seat and take a round
User :   I have got my ECG done on almost every alternate year with last one on jan 2010 and it showed healthy heart
Doctor :   Desk top exericses like stretching of muscles can help
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   hello
User :   ok i was not getting the messages
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok let us continue
Doctor :   I think this is not heart related
Doctor :   it is musculoskeletal problem
Doctor :   You have to modify the way you sit, posture and work
Doctor :   Taking breaks
User :   Shall i get the ecg done one more time or take some medicines apart from excersise
User :   i climb 13 floors of my building daily as part of basic excercise
Doctor :   Did you try over the counter creams
Doctor :   like MOOV and did it help
Doctor :   I suggest desk top exercises
Doctor :   apart from basic exercise that you do
Doctor :   It involves good stretching and conditioning of muscles
User :   yes moov and others helped but it comes back again
Doctor :   So it measn it is muscular problem and not heart muscle
Doctor :   If it is coming back
Doctor :   You have to modify your way of posture
Doctor :   You should sincerely work towards it
Doctor :   You should work only on a laptop station
Doctor :   or with proper table and chair
User :   ok
User :   and i should not go for any medicine
Doctor :   You can go for MYOLAXIN - D topical cream
Doctor :   Apply this when you have pain
Doctor :   and put hot packs
Doctor :   These are available in the medical store
Doctor :   Heat pads can help you a lot in early relief
User :   ok thanks a ton doc
User :   it was great interacting with you
Doctor :   Pleasure here too
User :   have a great day
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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