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Shoulder Pain Raising Arm
Shoulder pain - lifting, raising arm, hands behind back, sleeping. Been going on for 3 mos. Rot cuf?
Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more
I have slight shoulder pain when raising my arm above my head and doing pressing movements. What is this?
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. ...Read more
Ss muscle tendonitis: The Supra spinatus, Ss, muscle of the superior shoulder region functions to lift the shoulder overhead. An injured Ss muscle has relaxation & relief of pain in arm abduction & pain arousal in adduction, as the arm weighs about 20#, & exquisite pain at the sudden drop of a "dead arm"; impinging a previously traumatized Supraspinatus tendon, which inserts on the rotator cuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause shoulder pain & elbow pain when i twist my arm inwards & outwards, also when raising my arm ?
Arm pain: Could be tendinitis . Recommend evaluation for orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
What does it mean when shoulder pain worsens when pulling the arm back from an outstretched position?
Varies : There are a number of potential causes. If it is around your shoulder blade, then it usually means it is coming from the retractors of your shoulder blade, such as the rhomboids. If it is the shoulder, a babel, biceps, or rotator cuff tear are possible. Don't hesitate to be seen for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Sometimes when I reach my arm behind me (ex. to get something from my bookbag), I get intense shoulder pain which goes away when I swing my arm around?
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