What causes joint pain in shoulder and elbow?

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Posted on Mon, 9 Feb 2015 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have joint pain in my right shoulder and my right elbow. I can put my finger directly on where it hurts. I do know that I have some disc problems and a couple of bone spurs from C2-C5. I do get this on my left side also, although it isn't nearly as bad. What can it be? Tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis???
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Painful shoulder & elbow

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
Most likely you are having bursitis involving right shoulder and rt elbow joint ,as they are not weight bearing joints.Physical examination is needed to exclude arthritis, tendinitis.
Fibromyalgia (FM) also has often multiple tender points.
Compression of nerve roots at C2-C5 will not cause pain beyond shoulder joints.


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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 2 days later
Should I make an appointment with a certain specialist for this?
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow-up advise

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

With your multiple joint related problems, you may see a Rheumatologist.






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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 11 hours later
Hello Dr. Biswas- are there any things I can do at home to relieve some of the pain? Heat, ice, etc.......?
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow-up advise

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.
To relieve pain you can apply warm compress and diclofenac gel locally.
NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) like piroxicam (standard dose 20 mg orally along with antacid ranitidine 150 orally daily ) can be taken for relief of acute pain for 3-5 days.







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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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Follow up: Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 27 minutes later
I am guessing I need prescriptions for some of these meds or could they be over the counter?
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
OTC (over the counter)drug.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query. I can understand your concerns.

Diclofenac gel or piroxicam are not OTC (over the counter)drug.
Analgesic which are available over the counter:Acetaminophen 325 mg,Naproxyn NA 220 mg.






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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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