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What causes pinched nerve in the right upper shoulder?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 12020 Questions

Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: I have experienced right upper shoulder nerve compression that has lasted for 6 days. I took 400mg of Advil, twice daily to alleviate the pain, which helped but only in the short term. I used a squash ball against the wall to try to work out the knots, but couldn't get the results I wanted. Manyy knots and pressure points that I tried to smooth out. I did stretches and tried to pop my back, but the right side stayed tight. Finally I went to a chiropractor today and got relief. Does this have something to do with my nerve compression in my lower left ankle and foot that Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Rauf diagnosed last week? I paid for your services for 30 days and this is a follow-up to Dr. XXXXXXX Rauf's last email asking me how I am doing. You should have all my information.

Thank you, Dr. XXXXXXX Rauf for your inquiry!

-Ron Tompkins
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 21 hours later
Brief Answer:
Can be muscle sprain.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.

The pain and knot like feeling in the right upper shoulder are more likely to be due to a muscle sprain or capsular inflammation rather than a nerve compression. Nerve compression is usually associated with numbness or tingling and the movement of the shoulder joint are less likely to be restricted.
This is not related to nerve compression in the left ankle and foot.

Rest, hot compress and application of local analgesic gel can help. In case the pain is persistent then do consult your physician and get oral muscle relaxants prescribed.

I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.

Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 30 hours later
Thank you for your response. I went to the chiropractor and have gotten temporary relief the first day. Still have the pain in my upper right arm only this second day. Hate to take all the Advil if I don't have to. Maybe have a massage to to deep tissue work in this area or go back to the chiropractor?
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Sprains need rest to heal.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing again.
A muscle sprain needs some time to heal. You need to give it some rest and get oral muscle relaxants prescribed for relief. You can do a hot compress and apply a local analgesic gel and see if it helps.
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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