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Dr says I have a shoulder impingment. My symptoms are dull upper arm discomfort, specific neck pain radiating into my ear. Is this normal?

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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Seems likely

Impingement can cause many symptoms but usually with pain somewhere.
It is usually in the shoulder itself, but can radiate down the arm or to the neck. Dull discomfort may be your pain. The other thing that can cause such pain can be in the neck itself. If your doctors feels it is shoulder, i assume s/he checked your neck out too.

In brief: Seems likely

Impingement can cause many symptoms but usually with pain somewhere.
It is usually in the shoulder itself, but can radiate down the arm or to the neck. Dull discomfort may be your pain. The other thing that can cause such pain can be in the neck itself. If your doctors feels it is shoulder, i assume s/he checked your neck out too.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Might be your neck

See an orthopedic surgeon to be sure.
These symptoms can overlap from either your neck or shoulder.

In brief: Might be your neck

See an orthopedic surgeon to be sure.
These symptoms can overlap from either your neck or shoulder.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: For that diagnosis

There can be a range of symptoms for shoulder impingement that could also be related to neck issues or you could be doubly blessed with both problems at once.
You describe typical shoulder symptoms. If it hurts to raise your arm above shoulder height or lying on that shoulder hurts, it is most likely a shoulder issue with 90% treated non surgically.

In brief: For that diagnosis

There can be a range of symptoms for shoulder impingement that could also be related to neck issues or you could be doubly blessed with both problems at once.
You describe typical shoulder symptoms. If it hurts to raise your arm above shoulder height or lying on that shoulder hurts, it is most likely a shoulder issue with 90% treated non surgically.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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