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my shoulder hurts when i lift my arm

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Possibly, but...: The most likely injury is bruising to the muscle or skin. If pain persists, or worsens with time, it could be a sign of something more serious. Usuall ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jim Hsu
Dr. Jim Hsu answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Hello: Since : Hello: since there are many possibilities of shoulder issues with your descriptions, i would recommend an evaluation by an orthopedic physician. I wi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff: @ your age pain w/ motion away from your body is most likely related to the rotator cuff.Tendinitis/ bursitis can also cause pain w/ sleeping on the a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: You can try Aleve (naproxen) or Advil first. If the pain persists see a doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Musculoskeletal : Movement of left arm which reproduces pain in arm nd chest sounds musculoskeletal. Something might be injured in your arm/shoulder/ neck. See your d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Abrutyn
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Emphasize technique : You should focus on stretching--particular your subscapularis and posterior capsule; look up on youtube for proper technique. Don't go past 90 degrees ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
See your doc: Your primary care doc can give you a good diagnosis. It could be from a variety of things. There may be a simple fix. Peace and good health.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Mechanics: If you are a recreational thrower it may be your throwing mechanics...
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mario Hernandez
11 years experience Family Medicine
Increase blood flow: As you know when you lift weights this increase a blood flow to areas you work. This is likely cAuse of your symptom
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Need exam: Without exam, it is impossible to give you an accurate dx for your concerns. Make an apt with your health care provider and they will give you answer ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated. : Then see a doctor and have the issue evaluated.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps you injured: it in one of your workouts. a small tear may not be painful immediately. I pulled a portion of my central quad and only felt a strange feeling. I palp ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Rotator cuff: Based on your age and symptoms in one arm this sounds like rotator cuff. Probably need a trial of physical therapy for strengthening and mobility an ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rashid Khan
32 years experience Internal Medicine
See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician . My guess is you are probably suffering from biciptal tendonitis which can be treated with non steroid ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Call your doctor: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff: It is hard to say exactly because there are many relevant details that are not included (i know space is limited), but the most common cause of upper ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: There are several possible causes including issues involving the wrist or more likely a tendinitis known as a de Quervain's tendinitis of the wrist.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Muscle strain: Old doctor joke. Patient: doc, it hurts whenever I do this. Doctor: then stop doing it. Technique is imperative when exercising as poor technique can ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ward
Dr. John Ward answered
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Internal Issue: The grinding may relate to a biceps tendon, AC joint, rotator cuff or shoulder joint issue. The grinding itself may be a normal occurrence. Key concer ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sounds like-: -lateral epicondylitis (sp), tennis elbow. See a upper extremity specialist, plastics or orthopedic for a hands on evaluation.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Thoracic outlet syn?: THere are many possible causes, but if elevating your arm makes it clearly better, that suggests that something in the base of your neck is pressing o ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ketan Mody
17 years experience Sports Medicine
See below: This could be a chostochondritis, bursa irritation or a rotator cuff issue. It could also be your lung. This is definitely something that needs to ... Read More
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