What causes serratus anterior pain?

What causes serratus anterior pain?

The most common causes of pain are, over used and minor injury. Serratus anterior pain is common for active sports person, example of sports with repetitive motions, such as swimming, tennis, or weightlifting especially with heavy weights.

Some other medical condition may cause pain on the serratus anterior such as, slipped or broken ribs, inflammation or infection of the lung and chest tissues, ankylosing spondylitis or asthma.

Symptoms

Pain at serratus anterior mainly the result of pain in the chest, back, or arms. people with this issue normally find it difficult to lift the arms over the head or the arms and shoulder range of motion might affected. Other symptoms are, arm and finger pain, pain when taking deep breath, tightness, pain int he chest or breast, and pain in shoulder blade.

More severe conditions are, pain that effect the sleep or daily activities, pain on the back and the chest got worsen even after long rest and muscles still pain after starting or increasing dosage of the medications.

At this point the doctor diagnosis is very important because the pain of serratus anterior sometimes can radiate to other part of the body. Thats why sometimes its not clear where the pain is from. If pain is severe MRI and X-ray is needed.

If the cause of the serratus anterior pain isn’t evident, your doctor might want to rule out other conditions, such as the ones mentioned above. This might result in additional testing or referrals to other specialists.

Treatment

Initial doctor will advice to rest the muscle to prevent from further injury, ice and compression will also be recommended by the doctor. Sometimes doctor may prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) as well to help reducing swelling and pain. Surgery may not be needed unless serious trauma on the area.

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Elbow Sprain

Elbow sprain happens when the ligament in the elbow are stretched and partly torn. An injured elbow ligament may cause instability in the elbow joint region.

Ligament sprains are normally graded from 1 to 3. Grade 1 is just a stretch of the ligaments, Grade 2 is partial tear and grade 3 is a complete rupture.

signs and symptoms

Pain and swelling almost immediate, may become noticeable. the greater the pain and swelling, the longer the healing will take.

With mild strain on the elbow it will be tender and stiff on the joint. With a greater sprain it the skin of the affected area will become red, warmth and bruising. With severe elbow sprain the pain is almost unbearable and we might not be able to move our elbow joint.

common causes

Elbow sprains may result to falling on an outstretched arm trying to break a fall, forceful twisting of the arm or a strong blow directly to the elbow region.

Treatment

Each underlying cause of chronic knee pain has a specific type of treatment. Effective treatment options are available today that include the use of medications, physical and occupational therapy, and surgery when needed to help stop the pain and help the patient return to an active lifestyle.

Doctor would advice to rest the elbow more, for quicker healing, sling or a brace will be recommended to protects and restricts the injured elbow keeping it comfortable. Apply ice on the elbow to reduce pain and swelling. Doctor may prescription pain killers or cream to reduce pain if the pain is unbearable. In rare cases arthroscopic surgery may be recommended if pain still exists after several months or the individual has very high demands on their elbow function.

SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAINBACK PAINELBOW PAINHAND PAINHIP PAINKNEE PAINSHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Sharp Elbow Pain

Sharp elbow Pain

If you are having sharp elbow pain there is a possibility you are having overuse injury, acute injury, or nerve compression from elbow or neck. More common conditions include tennis or golfer’s elbow, and elbow dislocation, or an elbow sprain.

Sharp elbow pain normally describe as pin and needle or electric sensation, can be irritating, annoying and pain at times. This sharp pain will disturb our daily activities, from doing household chores to sport performance. That  also includes the bone, muscles tendons and their attachment and nerve above, running through the elbow.

Common symtoms are:

  • Finger or arm weakness
  • Finger or arm tingling
  • Hand numbness
  • Decreased ability to use the elbow
  • Worsened pain when moving the wrist or forearm
  • Elbow bruising or swelling
  • Neck or shoulder pain

Sharp Elbow Pain Causes

Acute injury

Acute injury to the elbow will result to sharp elbow pain, example are:

  • Biceps tendon tear: A tear of the tendon that attaches the biceps to the elbow causes sudden sharp elbow pain along with weakness and a bulge in the upper arm.Tearing of the biceps tendon is typically caused by attempting to lift a heavy object.
  • Fracture: A fracture on one of the bones that make up the elbow can cause sharp pain along with swelling and weakness. This can occur due to falling directly on the elbow or landing on the hand trying to break a fall.

Overuse Injury

  • Repetitive movement at the elbow joint will cause an injury on the tendon that attach to the elbow, resulting in having sharp pain on the elbow. The pain will be located on the inner or outer side of the elbow, depending on the specific tendons affected, and will worsen with movement of the wrist or forearm.

Nerve Injury

Nerve injury can result in sharp elbow pain, such as the follow:.

  • Nerve compression at the elbow: Multiple nerves run through the elbow and can be compressed due to repetitive elbow motions or anatomical abnormalities, resulting in sharp or pins and needles” sensation. Depending on the specific nerve affected, you may feel pain in the ring and little fingers or in the forearm as well.
  • Nerve compression in the neck: Anatomical abnormalities in the neck such as arthritis can cause compression of nerves as they exit the spinal cord. Depending on the specific nerve affected, sharp pain may occur. Typically, you will also feel pain in the neck and shoulder.

When to see a doctor

Make an appointment with your physician if you experience the following.

  • Pain worsens or persists
  • Tingling, numbness, pain, or weakness in your fingers
  • Elbow weakness
  • You feel elbow movement limited

Treatment for sharp elbow pain

Doctor may prescribe one or more of the following treatments, depending on the cause of the pain;

  • Doctors may prescribe oral steroids to reduce inflammation affecting nerves or tendons.
  • Oral or topical pain medications
  • Placing a splint on the elbow
  • Physical therapy to strengthen the elbow area
  • Surgery maybe conducted if other treatments are not effective or if surgery is necessary to restore normal function after an injury.

SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAINBACK PAINELBOW PAINHAND PAINHIP PAINKNEE PAINSHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Elbow Joint Pain

Elbow Joint Pain

Our elbow allow us to perform are daily task like throwing, lifting, swinging, and hugging. We can do this action because we have an elbow joint. This joint hold on to the humerus, ulna and radius. There is cartilage connect to the end of the bones we mention, so that they can slide against each other and to absorb  shocks

If anything happens to any of these parts, the nerves and blood vessels around them may cause you pain.

We will pray hard that we will not injured ourself but sometimes life is full of unpredictable. Some injury cannot be prevent.

Dislocated elbow

When either of the 3 bones that form the elbow joint being knock out of place, either of the bone will be dislocated. One of the common cause is when we try to reach our hard out to break a fall, very high chance we will dislocate our elbow joint. This can also happens to small kids, when we try to swing them holding to their forearm. Some people might born with a weaker elbow joint can also get dislocated easily.

Fractured elbow

If one of your arm bones breaks at the elbow joint, the chance is you have a fracture elbow. This will normally happens with a great blow on the area, might be from a contact sport or a serious car accident. when you have a fractured elbow chances is you will still be able to move your elbow afterward. If you’re in tremendous of pain on your elbow, it doesn’t look right, it could be broken. You’ll need to get it checked right away.

Strains and sprains

when our muscle get over stretched its called a muscle strain. When anything involve the ligaments it is called a sprain. This will happen when we put too much pressure on our elbow joint, example like lifting heavy objects, over work yourself when exercising or push too have when playing a sport. Sprain are more common in athletes, throw objects, hitting with a tools or any physical contact  sports.

Wear-and-Tear Injuries

Other injuries occur over time, as you repeat certain actions and put wear and tear on your elbow. You can injure yourself playing sports or in any number of work settings and in any environment.

Treatments

Each underlying cause of elbow joint pain has a specific type of treatment. Effective treatment options are available today that include the use of medications, physical and occupational therapy, and surgery when needed to help stop the pain and help the patient return to an active lifestyle.

SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAINBACK PAINELBOW PAINHAND PAINHIP PAINKNEE PAINSHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Shoulder blade pain

Shoulder blade pain

The cause of the shoulder blade pain are normally not clear. The pain can be a sign of heart attack, lung cancer, sleep wrongly or poor posture when sitting down. Other symptom include degenerative disc disease, arthritis, gallbladder disease, or even shingles. What can you know if you are experiencing pain in the region of your shoulder blades (your scapulae).

Possible Causes

Pain in the shoulder blades can be due to inflammation or trauma to the shoulder area itself, over use of the muscles in the area or may instead be due to referred pain from other regions in the chest and abdomen. Because of this, pain experienced in this area can be something as simple as a mild muscle strain, or as serious as a heart or lung condition or cancer.

Musculoskeletal Condition

The most common cause of shoulder blade pain is due to overuse of the muscle. Long term overuse of your hand and upper body may experience tightness in your scapula. Sometimes this condition will also effect some other muscle group, such as shoulder or back together with the feeling on the shoulder blade. Sleep in a wrong position can cause Shoulder blade pain.

Bone and Joint Causes

Bone problem from a fracture shoulder blade is not common in life because its one of the bone in our body that are very difficult to be fractured. Yet again its still possible for us to fracture our scapula,by then when the pain comes we might have forget what happens. The causes are usually a bad fall or involve in a high speed vehicle accident, the trauma must be so bad that it put pressure on the shoulder blade till it fractured.

Compression of nerve in the neck joint may result to pain on the shoulder blade. Normally its due to collapsed disc or spinal stenosis that compressed the nerve in the region. You will feel pain in the shoulder blade together with numbness and tingling down all the way to your fingers.

Diagnosis

Doctor will normally begin with checking on the history and physical exam. Some shoulder blade pain can be diagnosed through our history but then again, physical exam still need to be dont to make sure we wont miss diagnosed. X-ray or CT scan will be conduct on the back and chest region. Sometimes MRI is needed and PET scan for patients with cancer history.

Treatment

Shoulder blade pain will be treated depend on individual conditions. If its muscle related, normally doctor will recommend to rest or use ice compression on the pain area. Doctor will suggest physical therapy or heat therapy if the shouder blade pain persist or got worst.

SELF-DIAGNOSE CAN BRING MORE HARM THAN TREATING IT. IT IS GOOD TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE INJURY BUT DEFINITELY NOT TO THE POINT OF SELF-TREATMENT. IT WILL BE MUCH SAFER TO GET TREATED BY OUR DOCTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH ORTHOPAEDICS, YOU CAN CONTACT US, THE HOTLINE IS OPEN 24 HOURS. YOU MAY ALSO SEND US AN ENQUIRY FOR ANKLE PAINBACK PAINELBOW PAINHAND PAINHIP PAINKNEE PAINSHOULDER PAIN OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT.