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Have got shoulders pain. Fells like have decreased stamina. Suggest?

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Posted Mon, 5 Aug 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Sathyadharan Panneer 3 hours later

Thanks for writing in,

Seems you are feeling weakness in both shoulders. I would like to know further details about your problem.

1. Are you suffering from neck pain or any injury to neck or any injury during sports activities or after lifting heavy weights?

2. Does your fingers or hand feel numb or sensation is decreased in some parts of your hand? Do you feel kind of pin pricking sensation in upper limb?

3. What are all the activities which you are unable to do or finding difficulty in carrying out?

4. When does the pain increases - like after specific activities or position? What do you do to decrease the pain - like taking rest or medicines or particular position which relieves your pain?

Waiting for your reply.
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Follow-up: Have got shoulders pain. Fells like have decreased stamina. Suggest? 13 minutes later
1. as i remember , i had sport injury 9 years before. i fell on my back while stopping a cric ball as i stepped on the ball. i feel numb and kind of pin pricking specially in cold and rainy seasons.

4. pain increases in mansoon and winter especially while riding bike and sitting in front of the sysytem.

Answered by Dr. Sathyadharan Panneer 1 hour later
Thanks for your reply. Still i am not clear whether you are suffering from any neck pain? and whether the numbness / pin pricking sensation is in hand or finger(s) or forearm or shoulder?

If both of your shoulders are aching along with neck pain, that too the pain is more after sitting in front of the system + kind of numbness/pin-pricking sensation in upper limb then you could be suffering from cervical spondylosis. It is then mandatory to get yourself examined by your doctor or orthopaedician and get a Xray done for your neck. Your doctor might also suggest you to do a MRI of your neck / cervical spine to find out whether there is any disc protrusion or impingement over nerves.

I would suggest you to use ergonomic chair/table while sitting in front of system with appropriate height adjustments. This will decrease the strain in your neck and thereby help in reducing your pain. If you are unable to tolerate pain then you can take a course of muscle relaxants +/- NSAIDs which will relieve your pain. Local hot water fomentation, pain killer spray are temporary measures to relieve your pain.

Avoid driving 2 wheelers for long distance, avoid using pillows, avoid bending forward of your neck. Simple neck strengthening exercises will help you in decreasing the progression of spondylosis. Further treatment will depend on your Xray / MRI findings. You might require physiotherapy also depending upon your Xray / MRI report.

Hope i have answered your query.
Get well soon.
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