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A 16-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing shoulder pain, arm weakness, popping or snapping sound from shoulder joint and shoulder muscle weakness. i have tendonitis. 4 years?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Degenerative change : Snapping is most likely bony changes at the numeral head (ball of the joint) that is rubbing bone or tendon. Weakness may mean true muscular atrophy or just pain response. See a PMR doc or orthopoedist for a full eval and treatment plan which will probably include x rays. NSAIDS, injections, physical therapy. You should know for sure! Good luck
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