What causes left sided shoulder pain?

Posted on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Hello,
My mother is having pain in her left hand below shoulder.
Not able to fold hand from elbow.pls suggest
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to tendonitis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in the elbow and arm is likely to be related to tendon or capsular inflammation. Most commonly it is caused by a tennis elbow or cubital tunnel syndrome.
She can help the improvement by-
1. Give adequate rest to the arm.
2. Apply cold therapy.     
3. Get some anti-inflammatory medication prescribed from her orthopedician.
4. Immobilize the arm for a short period.
It is best to consult an orthopedician for a direct examination and proper treatment after exact diagnosis.

I hope this answers your query.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 42 minutes later
Thank you for reply.
Pain is happening from yesterday only.
Is there balm or painkiller or anything can be given till we visit doctor physically.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Viloni gel will help.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
To decrease the pain she can take a mild pain killer like Ibuprofen. Doing a hot compress and applying local analgesic gel like Volini will also help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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