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One day I was in the car and reaching for something in the

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One day I was in the car and reaching for something in the back seat. I felt bad pain below my shoulder on my outer upper arm. Now if I pull myself up with that arm or put any resistance on it while it is extended, I feel severy pain that lasts a few minutes, stopping me in my tracks.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
Associated neck stiffness?
Which arm is involved?
History of Arthritis?
Duration of symptoms?
Swelling,redness,tenderness on back of shoulder,arm?
Numbness,tingling sensation and pain radiating to arm?
Any other medical illness?
Are you taking any medicines?
History of injury?


Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.

No neck stiffness. My right upper arm. Arthritis in lower back, not arm. Symptom only when lifting or putting resistance on the arm when trying to lift, When pulling down on anything above my head, when putting any weight on my upper arm. no redness nor numbness. If I put any resistance onthat are, the pain is in the muscle mostly in the middle of my upper arm and it is excruciating lasting about a minute or so.

Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.
As per your description,possible differential diagnosis may include
Bicipital tendinitis
Frozen shoulder
Brachial neuritis
Rotator cuff disease
Impingement syndrome
Cervical disc disease

Given your symptoms,I think a physical exam by an orthopedic surgeon may be necessary to evaluate this.
They also will be able to recommend further imaging studies, like shoulder x-rays and perhaps a MRI of the shoulder, or cervical spine, to evaluate your pain.
You shouldn't ignore your pain as if it's related to Frozen shoulder then it gets gradually worse over the time.
Take OTC Advil.
You should consult a Physical therapist as well.
Physical therapist use various modalities for pain management like IFT,Deep heat ,hot packs etc .


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Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Thank you. It confirms the information I received on web md.

Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 9 months ago.
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