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Severe left shoulder pain

She has been having severe pain on her left shoulders for last 2-3 months. She has been visiting a couple of Ortho doctors who suggested high dose pain medication or physiotherapy. Nothing seem to be working and she is unable to lift her left hand beyond a height. Which specialist should I see?
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Dr. S. Joseph Peter Rajan Kanchipuram | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Sir pain at shoulder joint and unable to lift the hand can be a symptom of muscles or Fascia or soft tissue structures or nerve from cervical spine or bony structures of the joint or from all the above and you have never mentioned about whether she is diabetic or not and also you never mentioned about what type of Physiotherapy treatment she was given So better consult an Orthopaedic Physiotherapist /musculoskeletal Physiotherapist to find the root cause of her problem and treat it accordingly even weakness of gluteal muscles can cause shoulder pain Thank you
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Pankaj Agrawal Ahmedabad | Orthopedic Surgeon
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Certain possibilities..one rotator cuff injury.. One frozen acute phase and 3rd severe calcific tendinitis.. Pl see any sports surgeon or joints specialist in your area.regards Dr pankaj agrawal Shoulder and knee reconstruction surgeon Ahmedabad.
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Neck Exercises. Neck Stretching. Postural Correction. Shoulder Shrugs. Take frequent Breaks at work. Core Strengthening Exercises. Use cervical pillow. Use Back Support. Self Massage the back of neck.
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Saurabh Bhalla Delhi | Occupational Therapist
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Restricted range of motion of the shoulder could be because of varying reasons one of the commonest are periarthritis or commonly known as frozen shoulder and other is known as rotator cuff tear. Depending on the condition (stage and severity of the injury) the treatment can be provided. before that certain investigations (X-ray , MRI) and clinical examinations differentiate and confirm the diagnosis. Limited range be because of (1) muscle weakness (2) shortened muscle fibers in either of two we the therapist needs to rule out the possibilities and then work upon the cause. I do realise that the lady must be having difficulty in donning and doffing clothes also in bathing and meal preparation and also in driving i.e if she drives. Now considering the all the above issues, I advice to seek an Occupational Therapist who really can make a change in her life.
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consult an occupational Therapist as soon as possible as causing delay in the treatment will result in causing decreased self esteem.
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Dr. Raviraj Francis Mumbai | Physiotherapist
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Hello there....well shoulder pain along with inability to lift the shoulder could be because of various causes...ranging from simple tendinitis to a more complex muscle tear or frozen shoulder...please do get your sr calcium,vit D, RA,PP sugar along with shoulder xray done...if you have already done it do share the reports.... it is important to diagnose the condition properly first...the primary aim should be to get the pain down later the movements of shoulder should be commensed...doing it the other way round might aggrevate the condition.

Regards & take care.

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Dr. Rahul Gulve (PT) Hyderabad | Physiotherapist
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Hai. She said range of motion is decreased and increasing pain while performing the movement. It might be a frozen shoulder! Through physiotherapy (Joint Mobilization) we can improve the pain-free ROM with in 10vists.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello There. I can undertaken your concern. she could be having a frozen shoulder or sone nerve compression. I would suggest you to consult a orthopedician and spine surgeon in person for further evaluation and management. a MRI would also be required to rule out some causes. Best regards, Dr. Anil kumar jain.
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