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Need help with shoulder pain

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  • Posted By: salami180
  • April 9, 2007
  • 01:58 PM

I am 32 years old and have been having problems with my right shoulder. Fifteen years ago I had a brachial plexus injury in my right shoulder and I had physical therapy for a few weeks, but it didn't really help. Every time I run I get a really sharp pain in the shoulder. When I do push ups it feels like the shoulder is "twisted" and it makes it very difficult and painful. Also when I lift my arm above my head and turn my head I get a really sharp pain run up my neck, the same thing if I do situps. Even if I put my arm behind my back it is very uncomfortable and sore. Now when I work on the computer or drive my right hand goes ice cold. My chiropractor thinks I may have bursitis in my shoulder and should see an orthopedic doctor they told me that they could not help me. I'm not sure where to go from here.

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  • Try acupuncture, and know that since you have a chronic injury to that shoulder, there is no quick fix. Give it some time, and stop exacerbating it with push ups and other exercises- you need to let it heal, not further cause injury by overuse. To find a practitioner near you visit www.acufinder.com. A combination of acupuncture with electricity or something called moxibustion therapy would be very helpful.I mean it - stop doing push ups!:) Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies Flag this Response
  • I would stop doing push ups but I'm in the Army and I have to do them for the PT test. Do you really think acupuncture would help? I never really thought of trying it. Thanks for the answer
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  • Ah, that's a problem:confused: , as I think the push ups are not helping things...I really do think acupuncture will help. If you find a practitioner ask if they do discounts for people in the service: I give a 10% discount, and free treatements for all veterans. Worth looking into, and again it may take a few treatments but you should see noticeable results. Acupuncture helps to relieve pain, but also promotes healing, so it can provide lasting relief. Best wishesDOM
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