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I'm having shoulder pain and i don't have the full range of

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I'm having shoulder pain and i don't have the full range of motion
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Customer: okay i can't lift my right arm above my head, the way i can with my left arm. i can't swing my arm behind me, and it looks as though the shoulder joint has been displaced because it is almost two times the size of my left shoulder joint
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Customer: i had a massage done and there was a lot of pain during it around my right side neck area.. and above the shoulder/collarbone
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Sorry to hear about your symptoms.

The increased size of shoulder joint along with restricted movement suggests likely dislocation of the joint anteriorly.

There is also significant rotator cuff tear.

Rotator cuff is a major muscle group to support the shoulder joint.

Its rupture will weaken the shoulder and also cause visible swelling.

Hence you will likely need surgical repair after further evaluation by orthopedic surgeon.

MRI scan will be required.

Meanwhile, you can use arm sling to immobilize the shoulder.

Ibuprofen and warm compress may help with the pain.
Best wishes,
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