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My shoulder hurts when I lift my arm

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
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
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Sports Medicine 28 years experience
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
Dr. David Bailie
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Rotator cuff: That sounds like a rotator cuff injury. Be sure to have it checked. It can vary from just inflammation to a full tear.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
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
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: You can try Aleve (naproxen) or Advil first. If the pain persists see a doctor.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Bursitus: Sounds like an inflammatory process. You can try a steroid injection into the joint. Rest and ice may help.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: I sure would not hesitate to be seen. The three most common causes are an injury to the rotator cuff, the labrum, or the ligaments that stabilize the... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Neurologic source: You should see your physician. Several different conditions can present with these symptoms, from cardiac to orthopedic to neurologic.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Could be infection: Gout, pseudogout, cancer, or any number of conditions. If you leave it alone, it could result in frozen shoulder. She should see an orthopedic surge... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Need more info: I would need more info to give you specific diagnostic opinions. The most common causes of shoulder pain in the absence of trauma include rotator cuff... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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PMR: This sounds like polymyalgia rheumatica. See your doctor. This condition is easy to diagnose with simple lab tests and responds quickly to low dose pr... Read More

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