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Frequent shoulder pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   May I know you are of which specialty ?
Doctor :   I am A physician
User :   ok
Doctor :   *is
User :   I have shoulder pain on and off every time
Doctor :   ok
User :   i work for a long near computer
Doctor :   How long have you had this problem?
User :   i am having it for almost a year
User :   sometime it is so severe that it passes to hands
Doctor :   What is the type of pain? does it move from ur shoulder to elsewhere/ i?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Which side is it?
User :   both sides, mainly left
Doctor :   Do you feel your hand/ grip
Doctor :   has become weaker?
User :   yes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you feel any tingling/ numbness?
User :   yes
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   25
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
User :   like?
Doctor :   Asthma/ bronchitis or anything

Doctor :   else
User :   before that I want to tell you that I am a medical transcriptionist, so you can talk to me medically also
Doctor :   what is your ht/wt
Doctor :   ok
User :   i dont have asthma, bronchitis, but I have sneezing problem
User :   height 5 feet, weight may be 52
Doctor :   The reason i asked tht
Doctor :   was to rule out if you have taken long term steroids for any problem
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i have not taken any steroid
Doctor :   Have you seen an orthopedician or taken any treatment- massage/ physiotherapy
Doctor :   or any medicines for this problem?
User :   no
User :   no time
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you know touch typing/ or have to keep looking up and down when you type?
User :   i know touch typing

Doctor :   ok

Doctor :   from what you've told me you most probably have
Doctor :   A problem which requires immediate attention
User :   why?
Doctor :   There is a possibility that a nerve root in your cervical spine might be getting compressed
Doctor :   that is why you get the pain nd tingling in your hands and the weaker grip
User :   yes
Doctor :   You should see an orthopedicain for a physical examination

User :   ya

Doctor :   the mos probable treatment now
Doctor :   will be pain killers and a cervical collar if required
Doctor :   with physiotherapy
User :   yes
Doctor :   The physiotherapist will also teach you a few exercises
Doctor :   to help reduce this problem
Doctor :   As you are still very young
Doctor :   don't neglect this problem
Doctor :   Conservative treatment like physotherapy
User :   ok
Doctor :   will give you good relief
Doctor :   Don't keep putting this off
Doctor :   And see an ortho as soon as you can
User :   yes I have to
User :   Ok doc thanks
Doctor :   Youare welcome

User :   bye
Doctor :   IS there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.User :   Bye
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