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My Mom Is Getting Pain In Right Shoulder And Top

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Posted on Sat, 22 Aug 2020
Question: My mom is getting pain in right shoulder and top right backside.
Pain is to the neck and usually she is holding back with her hand at that area.
She is dealing with this pain from last 17 days.
No pain is there on hand or fingers , No weakness , but sometimes blood pressure gets down.
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (0 minute later)
My mom is getting pain in right shoulder and top right backside.
Pain is to the neck and usually she is holding back with her hand at that area.
She is dealing with this pain from last 17 days.
No pain is there on hand or fingers , No weakness , but sometimes blood pressure gets down.
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 minute later)
But in hand she has spot seems like swelling but no pain in that also.
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (0 minute later)
But in hand she has spot seems like swelling but no pain in that also.
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (0 minute later)
i am sharing the image of swelling. please see that also.
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i am sharing the image of swelling. please see that also.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (36 minutes later)
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Hi there

Thanks for the query.

Does your mother have pain that radiates from the back of the neck to the shoulder and does it also go to the forearm and hands?

Is there any pins and needles sensation or numbness that travels from the neck to the arm forearm hands and fingers?

Does your mother have any medical problems like heart disease or Diabetes?

If the pain is only coming from the neck to the shoulder it could be due to shoulder arthritis or rotator cuff degeneration. If the pain feels like a shock or shooting type of pain that comes from the back of the neck to the arm forearm hand fingers it could be a nerve compression in the cervical spine of the neck which can be caused due to a slip disc.

Regarding the swelling which is there on the wrist it could most likely be due to a ganglion cyst. This can be confirmed by an ultrasound scan. If it is slow growing and not creating any problem with daily activity then not to worry.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Aashish Raghu

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (0 minute later)
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Hi there

Thanks for the query.

Does your mother have pain that radiates from the back of the neck to the shoulder and does it also go to the forearm and hands?

Is there any pins and needles sensation or numbness that travels from the neck to the arm forearm hands and fingers?

Does your mother have any medical problems like heart disease or Diabetes?

If the pain is only coming from the neck to the shoulder it could be due to shoulder arthritis or rotator cuff degeneration. If the pain feels like a shock or shooting type of pain that comes from the back of the neck to the arm forearm hand fingers it could be a nerve compression in the cervical spine of the neck which can be caused due to a slip disc.

Regarding the swelling which is there on the wrist it could most likely be due to a ganglion cyst. This can be confirmed by an ultrasound scan. If it is slow growing and not creating any problem with daily activity then not to worry.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Aashish Raghu

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (3 hours later)
Thank you !
No there is no sensation, pins or numbness, no heart or diabetes disease.
The pain is in the shoulder and the neck , there is no such shock but sometimes pain gets more, sometimes it is less.

Regarding the swelling it is growing slowly not creating any problem as such.
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (0 minute later)
Thank you !
No there is no sensation, pins or numbness, no heart or diabetes disease.
The pain is in the shoulder and the neck , there is no such shock but sometimes pain gets more, sometimes it is less.

Regarding the swelling it is growing slowly not creating any problem as such.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (7 hours later)
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In that case it could be rotator cuff shoulder muscles degenerative changes. Warm fomentation over the shoulder will help. Avoid overhead shoulder activity or lifting heavy objects. An xray of the shoulder and cervical spine will help to find if there is severe arthritis of shoulder joint or spine.

If there is radiating pain from the neck to arm then it is most likely slip disc or cervical spine arthritis that is pressing on nerve. In that case cervical spine MRI will help. Avoid bending neck forwards. Use Orthopaedic pillow with memory foam to rest head.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (0 minute later)
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In that case it could be rotator cuff shoulder muscles degenerative changes. Warm fomentation over the shoulder will help. Avoid overhead shoulder activity or lifting heavy objects. An xray of the shoulder and cervical spine will help to find if there is severe arthritis of shoulder joint or spine.

If there is radiating pain from the neck to arm then it is most likely slip disc or cervical spine arthritis that is pressing on nerve. In that case cervical spine MRI will help. Avoid bending neck forwards. Use Orthopaedic pillow with memory foam to rest head.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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My Mom Is Getting Pain In Right Shoulder And Top

My mom is getting pain in right shoulder and top right backside. Pain is to the neck and usually she is holding back with her hand at that area. She is dealing with this pain from last 17 days. No pain is there on hand or fingers , No weakness , but sometimes blood pressure gets down.