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Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY ACTIVE AND LAST MONTHS OR SO I

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I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN VERY ACTIVE AND LAST MONTHS OR SO I EXPERIENCED A PAIN IN MY LEFT SHOULDER SOTHAT I COULD NOT SLEEP ON MY LEFT SIDE. JUST RECENTLY I FIND I CANNOT LIFT WITH MY LEFT ARM ANY MORE...I HAVE TO USE MY RIGHT ARM TO HELP THE LEFT. I AM AFRAID OF NERVE DAMAGE BUT MAYBE IT I S SOMETHING SIMPLE . I AM VERY HEALTHY FOR MY 83 YEARS. WHAT CAN BE THEMATTER??
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: VERY GOOD TO EXCELLENT I RUN CIRCLES AROUND THOSE TEN TWENTY YEARS YOUNGER. NO KIDDING!
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I DON;T DRINK EXCEPT A BEER OR SO AND NEVER SMOKED OR USE ANY DRUGS.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 9 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr.Nitika-a board certified physician. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

I understand your discomfort.

As per your description,possibly it's a problem with your rotator cuff.

Other possible differential diagnosis may include Nerve compression,frozen shoulder,Arthritic degenerative changes in shoulder.

An orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulders can diagnose and treat properly.

Prompt treatment provides you good outcome.
Initially, the treatment is typically OTC Advil,warm compresses,gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment and physical therapy exercises. Steroid injections may also be helpful.

So see a doctor ASAP in next few days rather then wait.

Hope this helps.
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