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i have sharp pain on the top of my shoulder in the socket that hasn't healed. any suggestions ?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes: First, realize that pain is often 'referred', i.e. Problem may not be where feel pain. In ur description, sounds like shoulder is the problem, like bursitis, and pain may travel to same side neck, down upper arm or into ant/posterior shoulder areas. Try ice applic 20 min/day and a pain med u know u tolerate (ibuprofen, alleve, tylenol). Remember: pain there can also come from heart. See 'gp' 1st.
Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Shoulder pain: Hasn't healed from what? Shoulder surgery? Injury? Dislocation? There could be several reasons for such pain, please see an orthopedic surgeon or post another question with some more specifics such as the ones i asked, what causes this pain and what relieves it, which movements are affected? Any othe medical condition?

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I am having a sharp pain on my right iner shoulder?

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Dr. Sarah Blake
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Xrays & PT: If pain is worse with shoulder rotation this could indicate a primary shoulder problem. It is associated with pain down the arm it could indicate a problem with the cervical spine. Regardless, you could discuss with your family physician obtaining xrays and a referral to physical therapy.

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