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A 19-year-old member asked:

Why do i have pain in my upper arm when i touch it or move it?

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Dr. Reginald Sherard
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Shoulder or armpit?: Could be an inflamed node or early abscess if armpit involved. If shoulder, would think strain if trauma or lifting involved. If muscle stain heating pad/anti-inflammatory medications, trauma , ie contusion , cold compresses.
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Dr. Daniel Maddox
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
? near shoulder: Tendonitis about the shoulder is probably the most common reason the upper arm gets sore to the touch. See your doctor for examination to clarify.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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