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    Sports Injuries Conditions

    Upper back and neck pain Pains in the neck and upper back are most commonly muscular and due to poor posture. Shoulder pain The most common causes of shoulder pain in spo...

    Ultrasound Scan Conditions

    For example, ultrasound-guided injections are a common way to treat shoulder problems such as a frozen shoulder. The above are not exhaustive lists, and ultrasound scanning has ot...

    Lipoma Conditions

    The most common sites where lipomas develop are on the shoulders, the chest and the back. However, other areas of the skin can develop a lipoma. Other parts of the body Lipomas can less...

    Cholecystitis Conditions

    The pain may travel (radiate) to the back or to the right shoulder and tends to last several hours. The pain tends to be worse if you breathe in deeply. You may also develop a feeling of s...

    Dealing with an Adult who is Unresponsive Conditions

    If they don't respond, pinch their earlobe or gently shake their shoulders. If they still don't respond, then you can presume they're unresponsive. What you need to do ...

    Right Lower Quadrant Pain in Pregnancy Conditions

    Occasionally you can get pain over the tip of your shoulder. See separate leaflet called Ectopic Pregnancy for more information . Right lower quadrant pain in later pregnancy P...

    Rib Injuries Conditions

    Symptoms include shortness of breath or pain on breathing - sometimes pain near the shoulder. A pneumothorax can show on a chest X-ray. It may need treatment to remove the trapped air, under ...

    Breathlessness and Difficulty Breathing (Dyspnoea) Conditions

    This involves using your diaphragm and lower chest muscles to breathe instead of your upper chest and shoulder muscles. Breathe gently and keep your shoulders and upper chest muscles...

    Chest Pain Conditions

    Chest pain refers to pain felt anywhere in the chest area from the level of your shoulders to the bottom of your ribs. It is a common symptom. There are many causes of chest pain.

    Chronic Persistent Cough in Adults Conditions

    You may also have pain in your chest or shoulder. Lung cancer is not one of the most common causes of persisting cough, but it is definitely one to check out.

    Cervical Rib (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome) Conditions

    Poor posture People with a poor posture and 'droopy' shoulders may be more likely to develop thoracic outlet syndrome. Sitting in front of a computer for long hours with a poor pos...

    Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) Conditions

    Look out for moderate to severe discomfort including pain in the chest, throat, neck, back, stomach or shoulders that lasts for more than 15 minutes. It is often accompanied by nausea, cold s...

    Seborrhoeic Dermatitis (Dandruff) Conditions

    (The shampoo 'head & shoulders®' is an example.) A scale softener is sometimes advised for the scalp to lift the scale if dandruff is severe.

    Keloid Conditions

    On the side of the shoulder (deltoid) after a vaccination. Keloid growing over a joint can restrict movement.

    Behçet's Disease Conditions

    Sometimes the small joints in your hands, your wrist, shoulders and hips can be affected in a similar way. However, this does not usually cause a type of arthritis that damages your joints.

    Lumps Conditions

    Lipomas often occur on the shoulder, back, chest or arm. Most lipomas are small and are best left alone. Larger lipomas can be removed by a simple operation done under local anaesthetic.

    Vertigo Conditions

    Prochlorperazine can cause muscle twitching of the shoulders, face and neck. This usually goes away once this medicine is stopped. Who cannot take medicines for vertigo?

    Thoracic Back Pain Conditions

    The thoracic spine is located at the back of the chest (the thorax), mostly between the shoulder blades. It extends from the bottom of the neck to the start of the lumbar spine, roughly at th...

    Back Pain in Children Conditions

    Make sure they are not too heavy and the weight is equally distributed (for example, by carrying the backpack on two shoulders rather than one). If a locker is available, encourage your child...

    Coronary Artery Spasm Conditions

    The pain may spread to the neck, jaw, shoulder or arm. Angina can also be caused by cardiac syndrome X (CSX). The chest pain caused by coronary artery spasm often occurs at rest and common...