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Williamston, Michigan
A 47-year-old female asked:

How can i tell the difference between bone and muscle if i put my left hand on right shoulder i'm not able to push down it hurts bad in upper arm

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Dr. Charles Ruotolo
Orthopedic Surgery 28 years experience
Shoulder problem: the most likely cause for this pain is a tendon problem, specifically of your rotator cuff tendons. These can be of three different levels of injury tendinosis (micro tears of the tendon), partial tendon tears, or full thickness tears. Injury to the subscapularis tendon typically causes pain with this maneuver. Injury to the labrum or cartilage of the shoulder joint can also cause this pain
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Last updated Aug 11, 2020


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