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A 37-year-old member asked:

what can cause on and off shoulder and arm pain?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
Dr. Ricardo Madrid
Neurology 54 years experience
Neuro,orthop: Shoulder pain radiating to the arm is probably due to a cervical radiculopathy. Needs neuro consult and possibly emg/ncv of the involved extremity.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

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Dr. Steven Greenberg
Radiology 32 years experience
Go to doctor: If not get better and persistent, probably should be evaluated my your health care provider. May not be anything serious, but best to get checked out.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can cause extreme shoulder and arm pain?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many tings: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

Boyfriend is having severe shoulder and arm pain that keeps him up at nite. Sits up and eventually goes away. What could this be?

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Dr. Scott Graham
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Many things: He could have a frozen shoulder, a rotator cuff tear, bursitis or even a neck issue. Have him see a shoulder specialist, often a good physical exam can give him a diagnosis and then a treatment plan.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Shoulder/arm pain after playing badminton. Is this normal?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
No, it cannot be ---: normal. Could be reasonable if you played after a long time, and not having done any warm up exercises. Suggest: do regular stretching exercises for your shoulder muscles, about 3 times a day & take some Advil or aleve (naproxen). A hot pack alternating with an Ice pack for 15 minutes each, about twice a day, would be helpful. If no improvement after 7-10 days, then see your PCP/Orthopod. Good Luck.
A 25-year-old female asked:

I hurt my arm/shoulder last night pushing away suddenly when a moth flew at me. The pain is spreading; should I see a doctor ASAP, or wait til Monday?

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See doctor : Likely to simply have sprained it but hard without examination to tell exactly what is happening. Unfortunately it is Monday by the time am getting this but a prompt examination today to reassure that nil else serious going on +/- arrange X-rays if there is would be recommended

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