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Date : 23-Nov-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:I am having right shoulder pain from last 6months
User:I visited the doctor, but he said its muscle strain which is causing the pain
User:I am using Iodex pain relief gel for sometime
User:but still the pain exists sometimes...
User:Strain might be becuase, I drive everyday to office and sit in front of computer for hours
User:what is the solution do you provide?
Doctor:Is pain radiating to arm and forearm?
Doctor:Do you have neck pain along with shoulder pain?
Doctor:Do you have tingling sensation?
Doctor:are you taking any medication other than gel?
User:no medications as such
Doctor:it may be due to over strain or inflammation of shoulder joint like tendinitis or frozen shooulder
User:oh ok..
Doctor:I suggest you anti inflammatory medications COMBIFLAME for pain, once a day and you can repeat the dose if yo have pain after 8 hours
Doctor:take this medication for 5 days and I also suggest you do some stretch exercises
User:Yeah i will do that
Doctor:try to take rest between work
Doctor:continue gel, you can use hot water fomentation
User:Ok will do that
User:How long this pain will be there?
Doctor:If you will not feel better with aforementioned suggestion after a week then visit an Orthopedic doctor
Doctor:to rule out other possibilities
Doctor:if it is muscle pain, you will get relief with medications and exercises and giving rest to shoulder
User:can I lift some weights, like dumbells for exercis?
Doctor:do not do heavy exercises, you can do simple light exercises
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:nope thats all I had
Doctor:Ok start medications and get well soon
User:Thank you very much Doctor :)
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
User:Thanks and Bye
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