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What is causing the weakness I have in my shoulders?
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Objective/subjective
If you feel weak, but muscle testing is normal, consider polymyalgia rheumatica.
If muscles are weak, considere polymyositis or neurologic problem.

In brief: Objective/subjective
If you feel weak, but muscle testing is normal, consider polymyalgia rheumatica.
If muscles are weak, considere polymyositis or neurologic problem.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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In brief: Could be muscular
Presence of additional symptoms, such as pain, numbness, weakness elsewhere, might point to potential explanation.
However, consider a myopathy (like polymyositis), a muscular dystrophy (fascio-scapulo-humeral), possible brachial plexus or cervical issues, perhaps primary joint such as rotator cuff. See your doctor, get exam, and perhaps blood testing, and discover answers.

In brief: Could be muscular
Presence of additional symptoms, such as pain, numbness, weakness elsewhere, might point to potential explanation.
However, consider a myopathy (like polymyositis), a muscular dystrophy (fascio-scapulo-humeral), possible brachial plexus or cervical issues, perhaps primary joint such as rotator cuff. See your doctor, get exam, and perhaps blood testing, and discover answers.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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