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A 25-year-old male asked:

Left shoulder dull ache sort of feels like my shoulder is hanging sometimes. my movement is fine and strength is fine. i do a lot of boxing and this pain comes an goes it makes it hard to keep my arm up or throw punches. not painful but dull ache?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
You should halt boxing for a couple weeks until that symptoms resolve completely.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
If you have tenderness at the bottom tip of your deltoid muscle,if there's pain there if you stand with the arm hanging & then lift it away from your torso or pain on reaching behind your back, I'd suspect inflammation of the biceps tendon. Rest & a course of anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen or naproxen are advisable. Or it could be simply an overuse syndrome requiring rest from boxing.
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Last updated Dec 20, 2022


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