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Pain in my shoulder and wrist

Every time I try to raise my arm the shoulder hurts and if my arm is just down at my side the wrist hurts. When I move my arm in a circle or stretch it out in front of me like,handing someone something the shoulder makes a ,like a something coming out of place and it hurts really bad. Any idea what it could be! help!! Hurts more and more every day! I think I'm at the most pain I can handle,I cried today!


Asked by dancer at 1:08 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Health

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Answers (9)
  • Maybe a rotator cuff injury? Have you done something unusual with that arm? Last winter my dog pulled on his leash so hard,it injured my shoulder,elbow and wrist. It took about 6 months to stop hurting.
    Good luck!

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Go to the chiropractor. I get pain like that and it's due to having a rib out of place behind my shoulder blade - when my shoulder gets bad enough it affects my elbow & wrist too. A trip to the chiro has me feeling much better!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • A good chiropractor does not worsen an injury. A good chiropractor will check everything over before doing anything - and will tell you if you need to see a doctor instead. A good chiropractor is a health savior - they don't push drugs & surgeries or procedures, they have you and your health in their best interest.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:50 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • i know a man that is moving luggage for his retirement job, and his chiropractor keeps him working. he has a shoulder thing going on too.

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:05 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Can you get a second opinion?

    I had bursitis in my knee years ago (from a rowing machine I had started using). "working it out" was the last thing I needed then.

    A good chiropractor could be helpful -- as with seeing an MD, the operative word is "good".

    Your pain sounds similar to a situation I had a couple of years ago when I tried to save myself from falling down stairs by holding on to the rail. It took almost a full year before my shoulder was normal again. Ibuprofen and physical therapy did the trick for me; but it began with a GOOD diagnosis, which is what you need in order to get pointed to the right treatment plan.

    Good luck. :-)

    Answer by ss_mom at 4:51 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I carry very heavy pieces of equipment and wash it down then reassmble it. I can't even mop a floor!! It hurts too much!!! My shoulder!!!

    Comment by dancer (original poster) at 1:15 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I don't know what to do. I went to my doctor and he said it was bursitis. He told me to work it out at the gym. I did that twice and it did not help!!!! I looked it up online and it did not say to keep working it!

    Comment by dancer (original poster) at 2:00 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • It sounds as though you have twisted the humerus in the shoulder socket, sometimes the bicipital tendon gets displaced too, which causes pain like you are describing. I agree that a good Chiropractor will do the most for you in this case. If you keep working it before having it adjusted & re-aligned correctly, you may tear something-besides it hurts too much to get any kind of decent workout yet. Chiropractors are experts at treating these kinds of conditions-ask a friend for a referral and don't stop going till it is pain-free again.

    Answer by drsally at 11:35 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • Chiropractors can make injuries friends have told me. Go to an MD.

    Answer by kerp1960 at 1:39 PM on Oct. 23, 2010