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Why does my left shoulder hurts when i try to lift up my left arm?

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Dr. David Trettin
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In brief: Rotator cuff

@ your age pain w/ motion away from your body is most likely related to the rotator cuff.
Tendinitis/ bursitis can also cause pain w/ sleeping on the affected side.The rotator cuff initiates abduction of the arm and are important " fine tuners" of motion, esp. External rotation in conjunction w/ the powerful deltoid. If your pain continues or u develop any weakness see your ors. Gl!

In brief: Rotator cuff

@ your age pain w/ motion away from your body is most likely related to the rotator cuff.
Tendinitis/ bursitis can also cause pain w/ sleeping on the affected side.The rotator cuff initiates abduction of the arm and are important " fine tuners" of motion, esp. External rotation in conjunction w/ the powerful deltoid. If your pain continues or u develop any weakness see your ors. Gl!
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