Pinching pain at shoulders, neck is stiff at morning time

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Hi ,

I have pinching pain at shoulders and upper back , not continuously.coming and going. some times pinching at above elbow and

below the neck. rarely at finger joints.

neck is stiffed  most of times in a day , not too badly. if i move the neck then it will be ok.

I underwent test below

RA factor :NEGATIVE

A.S.O Titre :NEGATIVE

C.R.P :NEGATIVE.

ESR: 6mm  did for 60 mins

can any body help me out. i just confused what is happening in my body.

i spend most of the time before computer as part of my profession is this because of my sitting posture?

Please give u r suggestions.

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    Hi and welcome to the  forum.  I am relativevly new I just got dianosed November.  It's a great forum with great knowledgeable people who will be able to answer your question, give you advice, support you and you will get loads of information.  Just hang on in there and someone will reply to you in a while.     Pat
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    I suspect this isn't where you need to be - what you describe isn't typical of the form of inflammatory arthritis we discuss in this form and it is not very common in under 50s, although you don't say how old you are.

    I would suggest you seek the opinion of an osteopath or possibly a sports physiotherapist - some of the neck and shoulder problems you mention can be due to tightened muscles in the shoulders or neck which can pinch/irritate nerves causing the pain in the arm. An osteopath/sports physio can usually offer suitable treatments. These problems would be made worse by sitting at a computer all day since I have no doubt your posture is poor! Another option would be Bowen therapy - google it for info.

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    Hi suresh, sorry that you are experiencing pain. You haven't said your age or for how long you have experienced these pains for. Also you have had blood tests so I assume a visit to the drs. What did they say and have they suggested any diagnosis.

    the pinching pain is a good dscription of PMR pain but it could also be to other factors. My friend who is an embryologist has terrible pain in her neck, shoulders, back and right hip, then when she walks, a pinching pain all down her right leg. Cause, because when she scans patients her body for periods of 10 minute intervals is placed in a very unnatural position. She has permanent physiotherapy to help ease the pain and is pain killers. When she has a holiday within 4 days most of the pain has gone. So it could be something like that. If you work for a large company maybe they will pay to send you to a specialist for a diagnosis. But I hope it's nothing like PMR and is something that can be worked on to find a resolution. All the best, christina 

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    HI Eileen and Christina,

    Thanks for suggestions/info.

    I am 25.

     

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      Hi suresh, I don think it's ever been documented that PMR has ever effected a 25 year old but that doesn't mean it hasn't. PMR to a degree is age related and mostly occurs in some over 50's like me or more often in the over 70 's. So I don think it is PMR. Yippee! Christina 
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      One paper Christina, 24 year old male runner in the US. Ended up in a wheelchair with everything negative until someone decided to go out on a limb and give him pred. He was back running within a very short time! Documented GCA (pathology proven) in a 37 year old.

      But you are right - whatever it is, Suresh doesn't have PMR! 

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    I am experiencing this pain for 3 months. Not too badly coming and going.
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      Then you almost certainly are in the wrong forum! You're far too young and I doubt any rheumatologist would even dream you had this arthritis!!!!

      I've asked the moderator to move your post to somewhere more suitable - but it doesn't mean what we've said doesn't apply. Osteopathy or a sports physio can probably help relieve the pain - and going to a Pilates class would probably help you in the long term by improving your posture and strengthening your muscles.

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