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27 Oct 2006

Shoulder Pain - Not Muscular Pain
Good Day,

For The Past Couple Of Weeks I Have Had A Pian In My Shoulder That I HAve Not Felt Before. Its Not A Pulled Muscle As I Have Felt That Pain Previously. I Suspect It Might Be A Torn Ligament Or Tendon Or Something Along Those Lines Although I Could Be Very Wrong As I Am Not An Expert. I Do Weight Lifting And Most Liking Got The Injury In That Way. If I Hold My Out Stretched Hand In Line With My Face And Lift A Can Of Coke It Pains Going Up And Putting It Down. I Sometimes Get A Warm Sensation Along My Traps Up To My Ear. The Pain Originates Where The Arm Meets The Shoulder Socket But Its Not Inside That Joint But Right On Top Just Under The Skin. If I Press The Point Of The Pain I Feel A Bone. I Hope This Info Is Enough For You To Help Me Sort This Out. I Don't Want To Miss Out On Gyming. Please Advise How To Best Heal It.
I Appreciate Your Time And Advise
Kind Regards
Typheous
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sports injuries

01 Jan 0001

Hi Typheous.



It could be a bursitis. This is an inflammation of a fluid filled sac that can sometimes become enlarged causing pain on tendons moving in and out of the shoulder to the arm.

There are also other possibilities including tendon calcifications and arthritis but the first sounds most likely.


An Xray of the shoulder will see if there is any calcium in the supraspinatus tendon or any arthritis on the shoulder.

Corticosteroid injections into the area are an initial mainstayt of treatment.
DrP
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