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I get pain sometimes on the top of the shoulder and but not in the arm. Could it be rotator cuff?
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
If you get pain or limited motion in the shoulder with abduction and external rotation you may have some rotator cuff inflammation.
If you can't lift your arm at all you may have a tear. Typically inflammation with pain on motion is more common. Sometimes the pain can be localized to the ac joint which is on top of the shoulder.

In brief: Possibly
If you get pain or limited motion in the shoulder with abduction and external rotation you may have some rotator cuff inflammation.
If you can't lift your arm at all you may have a tear. Typically inflammation with pain on motion is more common. Sometimes the pain can be localized to the ac joint which is on top of the shoulder.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Jeff Budoff
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Yes, but there are other things that can cause it.
Get it checked out.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but there are other things that can cause it.
Get it checked out.
Dr. Jeff Budoff
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