How can I get rid of longstanding severe shoulder muscle ache?
I am a 26 years old female, and I have been having severe left shoulder muscle ache since 7 months ago. I’ve tried many methods but nothing seems to work. When I massage my left shoulder, it feels like there is a hard lump that is movable upon massage. I suspect it is a swollen nympoh node but I don’t know where to go to confirm this.
Thank you for your email. I would suggest you to get a proper check up by a doctor or Orthopaedic Surgeon - normal "shoulder strain" should not persist for more than a few weeks, and sometimes the pain felt at the shoulder may not be related to any shoulder problem, the pain is referred from somewhere in the neck.
Doctors will do a thorough check, and sometimes an MRI scan for you to find out what is the cause. A scan will also be able to pick up if there is any abnormal growth in the region.
Hope it clarifies some doubts for you.
Dr. Henry Chan