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Shoulder Pain
I am having shoulder pain for more than 6 months. It starts pricking on a particular location when I am without support to my back. I consulted a neuro physician. He diagnosed it to be more a muscular issue. He said it might be fibromyalgia and prescribed gabapentin. But everyday this pain is unbearable. There is no radiation of pain. It starts pricking on a string of muscle and later the area just around it also aches. But not widespread radiation of pain. This is only on the left shoulder these days though earlier it was on both sides. Please advise.
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Dr. Chethan R S
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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain, stiffness, and tenderness of muscles, tendons, and joints... Treatment of fibromyalgia mostly depends upon reducing flare-ups to ease symptoms. This is a long-term condition....Symptoms can be treated but the syndrome never goes away... Pain medication and muscle relaxers can ease discomfort.  Physical therapy, massage, and regular exercise also reduce pain and help relieve stress....Consult Orthopedician.....
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Dr. Navya G
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Hi there.. I can understand your worry.. shoulder pain could be due to many causes like poor posture, trauma, hard mattress and pillow, degenerative diseases( cervical spondylosis, cervical disc prolapse), tumors, muscle strain, joint and bone abnormalities. Please get X-ray done once. Do regular shoulder exercises, don't use pillow while sleeping or use soft pillow. Keep changing postures often. Don't lift any heavy objects over head, neck or shoulder as that wil put more pressure over muscles and increase your pain. Hot fomentation, gels with diclofenac for local application and tablet aceclofenac 100mg twice daily for 2 days. If still pain doesn't reduce then Please consult orthopedician in person once..
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