Soft Tissue Rheumatism
Pain and stiffness are the most common symptoms of neck problems. You may feel pain in the middle or on either side of you neck but it may also radiate to your shoulder or arm.
If neck pain continues, and especially if your sleep is disturbed, you may feel extremely tired or low. Problems with the neck can be associated with numbness of the hand if there is pressure on the nerve roots. For diagnosis and treatment, contact one of our Private GPs today.
If you have persistent shoulder pain, you should see a GP as soon as possible, especially if you ‘re experiencing any of the following, which can be symptoms of more serious conditions:
- Severe pain in both shoulders
- Pain in hips and thighs
- Feeling feverish or unwell.
You should see your GP, or one of the Private GPs at Baddow Hospital, if your back pain is very severe or lasts for a long period of time, affecting your everyday activities. Very rarely, back pain can indicate a more serious problem and you should see a doctor immediately if you have weakness in your legs, are unsteady on your feet, lose control of your bladder or bowel or have very severe ongoing pain which gets worse over several weeks.
Marked stiffness of the spine, particularly in the morning, can be a symptom of conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis.
Other soft tissue problems include:
- Carpal tunnel
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Trigger finger
- Frozen shoulder.