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    I have pain in my upper arm & shoulder socket. It came about after three days when I hammered & used sledge hammer. Its over a month now.

    Could this be something serious? I can not commute to go to see a doctor. Too much snow & cold. I am an elderly.

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    Info here, best to get to the doctor though  >http://www.ehow.com/facts_5692193_upper-shoulder-back-pain-symptoms.html

    ROMOS

    You're welcome.

    Tendonitis or Bursitis I would think, the repetitive actions of using a hammer, and the statement of your maturity would make me think of this.  The fact that our muscle tone decreases as we age would make one more apt to suffer from an inflammation of these types.  With some pain relievers and rest, and anti inflammatory meds., you should improve.  I hate to say, "take two aspirins in the morning and call me", but it is that type of thing. 

    You may have done something to your rotator cuff. I'm sure it's just over stressed with inflammation. Rest it, do not hammer any more. Take an anti inflammatory (over the counter is fine). Use ice to help reduce the inflammation. 2 to 3 times a day or as needed. Keep the shoulder moving so it does not lock up on you. Gentle exercises, like raising your arm in the air and doing slow gentle circles just to work the rotator cuff. Do this off and on throughout the day. Another is arm straight out, straight up straight to the side, straight down and repeat. Do this a few times until your shoulder just starts to feel tired then stop and move your arm and shoulder slightly until the tired feeling goes away, then ice your shoulder again. If it does not improve in 4 days or so, you will have to find a way to see a doctor. 


    Some food to eat that help reduce inflammation are: 


    broccoli
    bok choy
    Brussels sprouts
    cabbage
    cauliflower
    chard
    collards
    turnip greens
    leeks
    sweet potatoes
    bell peppers
    green beans
    green onions
    spring onions kale
    fennel
    garlic
    olives
    spinach
    oranges
    mulberries
    papaya
    raspberries
    rhubarb
    strawberries
    pineapple
    guavas
    kiwi
    kumquat
    lemons
    limes
    acerola
    cherries
    apples
    avocados
    black currants
    blueberries
    almonds
    flaxseed
    linseed
    hazelnuts
    sunflower seeds
    walnuts


    Fish is good to for the Omega3 


    sardines
    snapper
    striped bass
    tuna
    whitefish
    halibut
    salmon
    oysters
    rainbow trout
    cod
    herri 


    Herbs and oil 


    olive oil
    avocado oil
    basil
    ginger
    cayenne pepper
    green tea
    parsley
    sage
    rosemary thyme
    oregano
    mint
    licorice



    It's tendonitis. Can be quite painful. Both my parents had it from shoveling snow......when they were still living. I had it when I was in my 30s......It hung on and was quite painful.....ruined my Christmas that year. You might find relief by going to physical therapy. It will heal by itself, but might heal faster if you go to a chiropracter, or get massage,or go to phys therapy. First, see you doctor.



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