Does John McCain have shoulder osteoarthritis? Is that why he has trouble elevating his arms above his head?
Whatever your political views may be, hopefully we can all agree that we owe a profound debt of gratitude to Sen. John McCain for his honorable service during the Vietnam War. I do not provide medical care for Sen. McCain and I do not know his personal medical history, but a patient with shoulder pain asked me "What's wrong with McCain's shoulders and why can't he raise his hands above his head?"
There are many reasons why a person may not be able to raise his hands high above his head. Many of them deal with shoulder problems. With the disclaimer once more that I don't know Sen. McCain's medical history or the extent of the injuries he incurred as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, there are certain reasonable hypotheses one could make.
While shoulders are not common joints to develop significant osteoarthritis, they are much more prone to developing osteoarthritis if they...
I am having a sharp pain in the left top side of my head. Its like a dime size spot. It sometimes runs a tingle up toward the front. My daughter said it could be mini strokes, is that possible? Pam.
Although it's more likely that these pains are something else, yes, they could be indicative of a TIA or some kind of stroke activity.
Unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please see your doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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