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How can I stop chronic shoulder pains? Age 47y.

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Lots of possible causes so need to know more.
Could be anything from tendinitis to bursitis to labral or rotator cuff tears. So you need a diagnosis which is usually not a problem with a good exam, and then maybe an x-ray and mri. If therapy, modification in use and possibly nsaids don't work then targeted injections often do. Best of luck.

In brief: Depends

Lots of possible causes so need to know more.
Could be anything from tendinitis to bursitis to labral or rotator cuff tears. So you need a diagnosis which is usually not a problem with a good exam, and then maybe an x-ray and mri. If therapy, modification in use and possibly nsaids don't work then targeted injections often do. Best of luck.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Correct diagnosis

Its important to establish a diagnosis.
Shoulder pain could from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore, proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!

In brief: Correct diagnosis

Its important to establish a diagnosis.
Shoulder pain could from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore, proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. Good luck!
Dr. Amir Khan
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shoulder pain

There are many causes of shoulder pain.
At 47, most common relate to the rotator cuff tendons. I recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis and specific treatment plan. Good luck!

In brief: Shoulder pain

There are many causes of shoulder pain.
At 47, most common relate to the rotator cuff tendons. I recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon for a diagnosis and specific treatment plan. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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