Shoulder, back and fingers pain: Is it time for a physical?


Q: I have occasional pain in my right shoulder and down my back to my fingers and my legs. sometimes the pain has me where i can hardly get out of bed. in 2007 i could barely walk or move without being in pain. i take over the counter pain meds like advil and tylenol but the relief is only temp. can you please me understand. i haven't been to a doctor in a long time, is it time for a physical.


A:   I strongly recommend a comprehensive, not only physical but a lab assessment in order to rule out possible causes for your symptoms. This evaluation should be done by an specialist: a rheumatologist.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi I Hited my head little hard in the bottom of pool now Iam having neck pain as well as top of the head swollen

Q: I was inner tubing down a steep hill and fell off onto a patch of ice. I hit my elbow directly. I am able to move my ...

Q: Hello, My mother had severe pain and numbness in legs around 2 months ago. She was not able to walk freely. Spine ...

Q: RN of 27 years lifted a patient falling out of a w/c. That was the 13th. Increasing abdominal, hip, thigh pain despit...

Q: Im a 43 year old male and about a day and a half ago I started experiencing a dull pain from my scrotum (or left test...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon