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Having horrible pain in shoulder joint. What is the reason?

Feb 2014
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shoulder jointi have a horrible pain just below shoulder joint on left arm. makes it real hard to raise arm up. or pick up anything heavy. this has been getting progressively worse since a fall two yrs ago. it sometimes keeps me up at night. and very hard sometimes to position arm where it dont hurt
Posted Sat, 30 Mar 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 39 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.

Although it isn't possible to diagnose your condition without an examination and a few tests, your history is suggestive of Adhesive capsulitis(Frozen shoulder) or Calcific tendonitis.

These conditions are easily managed by regular physiotherapy ( Range of motion exercices,stretching and strengthening exercises). Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with this condition.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician nearby for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Your doctor after diagnosing the condition might refer to you a physical therapist.A physical therapist can teach you stretching exercises to help maintain as much mobility in your shoulder as possible

Hope this will help you. Please do write back if you have any additional concerns.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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