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Suffering from shoulder pain and numbness. What could be the reason ?

I have been having pain in my right shoulder and down throug my arm and a numbness . My feet are swollen also and this is been going for 4 or 5 days. Someone suggested I may have had a stroke. Do you have any ideas? I am 48 years old and haven t had a checkup for quite sometime. Thankyou Mark
Asked On : Thu, 12 May 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
welcome to health care magic
well i think u should be properly exmined by the physician and also some blood tests to be done ......n some other questions to be asked from u so better consult some doctor
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Hi MArk,
pain and numbness in the shoulder joint usually related to neck muscle spasm or any correction required in cervical vertebrea. So first of you have rule out this.
About Swelling in feet, if you have swelling around any joint, it must be some rhuematic complaint.
And as far as stroke is concern, you need an expert to asses clinically and related investigations. You must hurry, if your are known hypertensive patient.
Get the Basic Bio-Chemistry Lab Investigationa done considering your age.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Mohammed Tauseef's  Response
Hello Mark, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
First get a Neurologist and a Cardiologist Opinion to rule out if you have Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Do you have any associated Dizziness or Headache? Are you Diabetic or Hypertensive? Get a Overall master Health check up Including Blood Sugars, Blood Pressure, Fasting Lipid Profile, Creatinine, done since you are nearing 50 and cannot be taken chances. As far as your symptoms go, i suggest you should be seeing a Orthopedist and get your Neck examined and if Possible get a Neck X ray done both AP and Lateal Views to rule out any nerve compression in the neck area by your Vertebrae. If there is any nerve compression, you may require Physiotherapy initially and if necessary surgery might be considered later.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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