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PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER TO THE ARM AND CANNOT LIFT THE ARM
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PAIN IN LEFT SHOULDER TO THE ARM AND CANNOT LIFT THE ARM

helo my mom who has been detected as a diabetic last yrs is very much in control with her levels, infact to being with the levels were not so high,hwever she used to feel very weak on and off during the day her Hb level were in the range of 9 ,after going to several docs for various diff symptoms which were one after another such as
feeling weak
severe pain from the back of her thighs to the knee level (only behind)
with different docs and the diff test recommended several medication were considered such as    
  
- iron tablets , vit B 12 injection course for 2 mths,vit D,calcium tablets ,multi vitamin tabs ,diabetic medication was started

already mom was taking tablets for blood presurre ,(1 visit to a cardiologist just to rule out pain which she was getting frm the center  of the chest to the back --he said after checking it was just muscular pain this is 1 1/2 yrs back)    
other medication she was taking is NEXPRO RD  fr hiatus hernia detected 4 yrs back leading to severe acididty  
NOW, MANY OF HER SYMTOMS (symptoms) AND SUFFERING IS IN CONTROL HOWEVER NOW SINCE 2 MTHS SHE HAS BEEN HAVING PAIN IN HER LEFT SHOULDER AND THIS PAIN OVER THE TIME HAS RADIATED TO THE ARM ALMOST TILL THE WRIST, AND SHE CANNOT LIFT HER ARM MAYB JUST 40 %...VISITED AN ORTHPEDIC BUT SAYS IT WILL SUPSIDE ITS JUST BEC OF DIABETIS, ????WHICH I HAVE;NT HEARD ANYWHERE ...HE HAS JUST RECOMMENDED AN ANALGESIC- PARACETAMOL 650 MG TWICE....BUT THERE IS NO RELIEF...PLS HELP  DO WE NEED TO SEE A NEUROLOGIST ???
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Hi there. Your mother being a diabetic is at an increased risk of various bone and joint disorders. Factors predisposing this could be nerve damage, arterial disease, obesity if she is overweight etc. this could be frozen shoulder where one has shoulder pain and limited range of motion. Diabetes is an important risk factor. There is pain on movement, stiffness of the joint and decreased range of motion. You need to be investigated for degenerative disc disease also since disc herniation or damage can also lead to compressed nerves and hence the symptoms. An MRI cervical spine can help in the diagnosis. CT scan of the affected shoulder joint is required. Consult an orthopaedician for the management in coordination with your diabetologist taking care of the blood sugar profile. Hope this helps. Take care.







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