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Taking methadone, roxycodone for burning pain in shoulder muscle. Possible cause?

for 2 months now Ive had pain below my right shoulder in the muscle, its not to far down from my right shoulder but it is a terrible burning like its on fire & i currently take 40 mgs of methadone & 30 mg of roxycodone &i dont think i should be having this much pain! what do you think it could be & what should I do? im going to my family Dr. tomorrow. Thank You for your help! Cheryl
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to your description , pain below shoulder seems to be inflammatory in nature.

I advice you to give you rest to your shoulder and arm, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of shoulder and arm and rule out any infective cause.

Wishing you good health ..
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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