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pain in my shoulder when I raise my arm

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Shoulder injury: Could be a rotator cuff injury. I would start by seeing your PCP

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Sprain, instability: At your age, the most common conditions would include shoulder sprain/strain, rotator cuff pathology, joint pathology, and instability. Rehab/physica ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff?: The arm motion described sounds like abduction. The most common cause of painful abduction is related to the rotator cuff, frequently called impingeme ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Needs examination: Need to work out whether is a pinched nerve/referred pain from the neck or whether is a shoulder problem causing neck muscle spasm. So need to be exa ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Muscular?: If you haven't had a fall or acute injury, I'd think that it is muscular etiology. I'd curtail any strenuous activities and use ice and nsaid med. If ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Musculoskeletal: It may be musculoskeletal pain, you need to see doctor for proper evaluation and med.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tendonitis: A possibility would be tendonitis of the forearm or an issue with inflammation of the wrist and carpal tunnel where the tendons go through to get to t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience in Plastic Surgery
See Doctor ASAP: See doctor - As soon as possible and get examined and treated --- It could be muscle strain but there are other causes.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Arthritis in your neck spine and pinched nerve. (this is a common condition in the golden years. Enjoy it & make the most of your twilight years !).
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
17 years experience in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: Hello, some of the more common causes of chest pain and younger people are chest pain heart related, stomach acid, musculoskeletal. If the pain persis ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience in Anti-Aging Medicine
Pleurodynia: Female, no stated age has pain right upper chest, near armpit, painful to raise shoulder blade or cough. Sounds like Pleurodynia from infection/ infla ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grieco
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Normal: You are just feeling your pulse
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: Because patients having cardiac problems can have these symptoms, you should have this ruled out. But the most common cause is an irritation of a ner ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
See a doctor: You need to be examined and may need imaging studies to work this problem out accurately. Hope this recedes quickly and is nothing too serious.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Cervical/upper back: Is there any history of herniated or bulging cervical discs? Are you pushing up from a seated position with your arms to stand? Postural problems that ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Unless you recall an injury or sprain this could be due to bursitis or tendonitis of the shoulder. Try cold or warm applications and liniment rubs and ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in 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 female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : The most common cause would probably be a pinched nerve in your neck. Other potential causes could potentially include thoracic outlet syndrome or on ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Trigger points: Pain in the midline of the back or around the shoulder blades is usually muscular. Trigger points, fairly specific areas that when pressed reproduce o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Shoulder area pain: This sounds like you have some shoulder area issue causing a nerve impingement syndrome with resultant tingling in your affected upper extremity that ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Arm pain: Your description is not specific enough to make a diagnosis. I would need to know where in your arm (shoulder, upper arm, forearm, etc.), how long it' ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Could be neurologica: Go to a good internist or neurologist or neurologist and have him do a careful and thorough history and examination of you. There is a known distribu ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Shoulder/ neck: The tingling down arm and numbness in hand represents irritation of nerves in the neck the source of problem is in the cervical region of your neck ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
More info. : Most likely just a muscle strain but if not improving with ibuprofen , stretching, heat etc or if worse should see MD

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