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A 27-year-old female asked:

~2 wks mild pain in r shoulder. pain got much worse when arms above head pulling shirt off, now sharp pain in shoulder lift arm some ways. ideas?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Rc tendinitis or...: Bursitis. You most likely flared up your rotator cuff. As a result overhead activity hurts because your rotator cuff bangs against your shoulder blade (acrimonious) and causes impingement. Limit your overhead activity, get on some nsaids for a few days and Ice. If. It better you might need some guided PT or a cortisone injection.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2017

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