Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
159 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes swelling on shoulder?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Mukesh Chugh

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement

Practicing since :1997

Answered : 1619 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014 in Back Pain
Question: my left shoulder is swollen for past 4 months
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 56 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need more details about your problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for posting
I have gone through your query carefully,I need to know more about the swelling,like-
1.Any pain and/or fever associated with swelling? What is the duration of the swelling?
2. Are you able to sleep at night?
3. The range of movement at left shoulder in comparison to right shoulder, is it compromised?

If you like you may send the picture of swelling in your reply.
Meanwhile, you may start Ice fomentation and may take Ibuprofen which are over the counter. If not you may need muscle relaxant (Thiocolchicoside) along with it which to be prescribed local doctor.
Take care
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Mukesh Chugh 2 hours later
1.No pain or swelling.
2. Yes. Having a sound sleep.
3. Equal movement of both hands.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Mukesh Chugh 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow the suggestion as given earlier

Detailed Answer:
Hi
It’s good to see you
After going through the whole discussion and x-ray report, you may follow the treatment as told earlier for 3-5 days.
Do you have localised swelling like a small pebble at shoulder? The MRI Scan of shoulder may help us to reach any diagnosis.
Take care and if you have further query please do not hesitate.
Wishing you good health


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Drug/Medication
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Muscle relaxant

doctor1 MD

I have vertigo when i put my head on bed to sleep ,and when i sit from sleeping to get out of bed,i m always lightheaded,dizzy when move head right...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I had a bad spasm in the shoulder area few days back. my arm also got numb at times. the doctor advised some painkillers and muscle relaxants...

doctor1 MD

husband was on operating table for an aortic replacement valve. Went under anesthesia and suddenly his blood pressure went down to 40!! skin became...

doctor1 MD

I m taking 30mg Flexeril and 800mg Ibuprofen for back pain and before I fell asleep last night there was a very intense tightness in my chest and...

doctor1 MD

I have been diagnosed with spondylothesis of the L5 and S1 region. I have had an mri and x-rays for my back. I had an epidural injection(2) in Nov...

doctor1 MD

Since yesterday, I have a sharp pain in my right leg at the knee, and above, and the right buttock. It s sharp, stabbing pain in the knee and...

doctor1 MD

I have had pretty sharp pain under my left shoulder blade for the past three days. I was thinking a pulled muscle but I am wondering if it could be...