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A 50-year-old female asked:

right shoulder pain continues to under the armpit. worse at night lying down can't hug pillow like i use to.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
See an orthopedist: For a consult.
Dr. Jennifer Chu
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 50 years experience
Muscle spasms : You may have neck nerve root irritation that makes your muscles going into spasm. This will make the muscles of the shoulder girdle very tight and especially for spreading of the arm pit. Please see the family dr. And also a rehabilitation medicine specialist.
Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Evaluation: There are some important structures in this area including large blood vessels supplying the entire upper extremity as well as the brachial plexus (large nerve complex) that supplies all the innervation to the upper extremity. I would have this evaluated by a physician. It's hard to know if it's muscular, vascular or neurological without an exam.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2013

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