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    Old 01-22-2015, 04:03 PM   #1
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    Red face what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

    Hi everyone,
    I hope someone can shed some light on what's going on with me. Let me first start of with some issues that I have or May have.
    I'm in premenopause or close to menopause
    Possible beginning of hypothyroidism
    Chronic low back pain, neck pain

    Now I am having pain in my shoulder, forearm and elbow.
    It almost feels like tendonitis but not sure. When I press on the little bone by the elbow...
    It hurts! Sometimes it hurts to bend it and sometimes it hurts to straiten it out. At night it seems to be worse but when I reach for things, the shoulder hurts and also the elbow and forearm. Sometimes it hurts under my forearm and even picking up my cell phone will hurt. Any ideas of what theheck I did?

     
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    Old 01-23-2015, 06:31 AM   #2
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    Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

    one thing you have to make sure you are not doing is holding your cell phone between your neck and shoulder. can shorten your neck on that side and lengthen it on the other..that is what I was doing ..and had pain in my neck and numbness in my fingers and also makes my elbow ache..I would catch my self doing it all the time.and had to make an effort not to do that have now finally stopped it..it helped a lot. with you that may not be it but you did mention your phone it also can be job related..
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    Old 01-23-2015, 06:37 AM   #3
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    Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

    Most of the time I use the speaker phone. So, I know that isn't the problem but thank you for your response!

     
    Old 01-25-2015, 09:41 PM   #4
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    Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

    Sometimes shoulder and am pain can be coming from problems in the cervical spine. If you look up a spinal dermatome chart you'll see where on the arm / shoulder / hand you may feel pain. Make sure whatever doctor you see evaluates you for both shoulder issues and cervical spine issues.
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    Old 01-26-2015, 07:37 AM   #5
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    Wonderful! Thank you! That makes sense as I think my spine is a mess.

     
    Old 01-28-2015, 05:00 AM   #6
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    Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

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    Sometimes shoulder and am pain can be coming from problems in the cervical spine. If you look up a spinal dermatome chart you'll see where on the arm / shoulder / hand you may feel pain. Make sure whatever doctor you see evaluates you for both shoulder issues and cervical spine issues.
    What type of specialist would you recommend?

     
    Old 01-28-2015, 07:39 PM   #7
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    Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

    An Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. Or a specialty few know of, a Physiatrist (physical medicine doctor). Sometimes an OSS won't see you until you have a spinal MRI. But sometimes they will.
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    Re: what have I done to my shoulder, arm and elbow?

    Thanks for your response

     
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