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A 28-year-old female asked:

what must id do with terrible shoulder pain? i cant lift my arm above my head

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Need evaluation. : Not only would we need more information about what’s going on with your shoulder, but I think it would be wise if you got a formal physical examination locally with an orthopedist. Is this new, or has it been this way for a while? Was there any trauma involved? Depending on answers to these questions, you might at least need an x-ray if not an MRI.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have slight shoulder pain when raising my arm above my head and doing pressing movements. What is this?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Muscle/tendon injury: Without a history of a specific injury, your pain could be coming from the fact that you strained the muscles (deltoid or rotator cuff) around the shoulder or sprained the ligaments and joint that join the end of your collar bone (clavicle) to the shoulder blade (acromion portion of the scapula). You should seek a thorough orthopaedic surgeon evaluation if the pain persists past a week.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when my shoulder pain goes away when raising arm above head?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Rotator cuff : This is usually a sign of rotator cuff tendon impinged at the shoulder.
Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

I have significant shoulder pain and trouble lifting my arms over my head. Xrays are normal. What now? Shoulder pain

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Shoulder pain: You could consider physical therapy. Another option would be evaluation by an orthopedic specialist. You may need an MRI.

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Last updated Sep 12, 2020

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