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i am 51, and experiencing extreme shoulder pain. hurts to move my shoulder, can this be arthritis?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Sure: It absolutely can, especially if you have injured it in the past or have an occupation where you use the shoulder a bunch. I would get it checked out by your pcp, sports medicine or orthopedics.
Dr. Evan Schwartz
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Probably not: Arthritis usually affects the weight bearing joints such as the hip and knee. Shoulder pain is commonly a rotor cuff problem, tendinitis and bursitis known as impingement syndrome.

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