It is very common to develop rotator cuff tendinitis, an overuse injury, from working out. Commonly, your shoulder starts to hurt at the extremes of motion and as a result, you then avoid moving the shoulder to these motion limits.
Patient: I have been working out regularly for six months. Lately, when I have been doing upper body exercises, I start to have pain and numbness that travels all the way down my right arm into my little and ring finger.
Q. I fell one week ago on a cruise ship and hurt my right shoulder. I am 48 and right handed. When I fell, I heard a pop and my shoulder really hurt. Since the injury, the pain is less but I feel really weak when I bring my arm across my stomach or overhead. My primary care doctor in Miami took X-rays and determined that nothing is broken. Will my shoulder get better on its own or should I see a specialist?
Q. Dr. Selesnick, I was playing basketball and got kneed in the front on my thigh last week. It really hurt and I had to stop playing. That night my thigh swelled and my thigh and knee got stiff. I rested it but it still hurts and I walk with a limp. I thought it was just a bruise but now I am startling to worry. Will my leg go back to normal soon or should I see a doctor?
Q. My son is a 17-year-old lineman who just started his high school football season two weeks ago. He has developed pain in his lower back that gets worse whenever he is blocking. He had this pain last year, but it went away when he stopped playing football. However, this year it seems a lot worse and he has already sat out of practice twice. The trainer says it is just a lower back strain and he can play soon. I am worried it is more than that and wonder what I should have my son do?
The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County doesn’t expect to lift its alert warning people of contaminated waters at three South Florida Beaches — Golden Beach, Crandon Beach North and Crandon Beach South until after the weekend.