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I have pain in my shoulder and it has spread down to elbow

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I have pain in my shoulder and it has spread down to elbow and across to breast. It is a dull constant ache with occasional sharp pains in my elbow. Tried to see doctor but have to wait a week. Should I just wait or seek more urgent help.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you having this problem?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are the movements painful?

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Is the painful area tender to touch?

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Do you have any other medical problems?

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Are you on any medications for anything?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

No medication. Not painful to touch

Dr. Shahzad MD :

are the movements painful?

Customer:

Had pain in shoulder for a few months but only recently spread. Only elbow is really painful to move, mainly a lack of strength in shoulder. No other medical problems.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that with your symptoms you should go to the emergency.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You could be having either arthrits in the shoulder or elbow joint or tendonitis or bursitis all of which may require a cortisone injection to relieve your pain or stronger prescription pain medications.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that your problem is serious enough for you to go to the emergency.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you following me?

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Are you with me?

Customer:

Yes thank you

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