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Arm bone pain, muscle weakness, arthritis in right shoulder.No ra, or others. What else could this be?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Rotator cuff

Sounds like it could be a rotator cuff problem which are 4 muscles that surround the arm bone at the shoulder joint and give it stability.
An orthopedist, physiatrist or sports medicine specialist should be able to determine where the problem is.

In brief: Rotator cuff

Sounds like it could be a rotator cuff problem which are 4 muscles that surround the arm bone at the shoulder joint and give it stability.
An orthopedist, physiatrist or sports medicine specialist should be able to determine where the problem is.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Allison Greco
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lots

Have you recently or previously injured that shoulder?If so, have you had had imaging studies of the soft tissues performed (mri)? Are your labs for b12, folate, vitamin d, and thyroid normal? Alterations in these can cause pain and/or weakness.
If all of these things are normal, it is likely you are experiencing arthritis of normal aging.

In brief: Lots

Have you recently or previously injured that shoulder?If so, have you had had imaging studies of the soft tissues performed (mri)? Are your labs for b12, folate, vitamin d, and thyroid normal? Alterations in these can cause pain and/or weakness.
If all of these things are normal, it is likely you are experiencing arthritis of normal aging.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine

In brief: See orthopedist

Arthritis of the shoulder could present with the symptoms described.
For starters xrays of the arm and shoulder could help rule out pathology in the bone. Rotator cuff tears can present with lateral upper arm pain and wekaness. An MRI can diagnose a tear. Ofcourse, neck can refer pain to the shoulder. In addition a myriad of other possibilities needs to be entertained so pls see an orthopedist.

In brief: See orthopedist

Arthritis of the shoulder could present with the symptoms described.
For starters xrays of the arm and shoulder could help rule out pathology in the bone. Rotator cuff tears can present with lateral upper arm pain and wekaness. An MRI can diagnose a tear. Ofcourse, neck can refer pain to the shoulder. In addition a myriad of other possibilities needs to be entertained so pls see an orthopedist.
Dr. Amir Khan
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