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Get shoulder stiffness every morning, eases with the day. Could this be caused by tumor?

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Hi. I have a stiff shoulder every morning (the right shoulder), this eases throughout the day and it doesn't restrict any movement. Could this be caused by a tumour of some description? Ie, breast/lymph nodes?
Posted Mon, 10 Jun 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Omer 5 hours later

I am Dr.Omer , I am here to help you with your query and will be happy to answer your follow up questions

As you have said that you have pain with stiffness (right ) shoulder, pain /stiffness decreases throughout the day, no movement restrictions, female with age of 32.

Following are your plausible diagnosis

1. If you are obese (mildly) then right shoulder pain indicates gallbladder stones, get Ultrasound abdomen done to rule out the same.

2. If your pain decreases throughout the day, no movement restrictions than bursitis, tendinitis, rotator cuff syndrome (muscles insertion pain, shock absorber) are the possibilities, then do get an Xray shoulder to identify the cause.

3. By no means the right shoulder pain is related to any cancer (breast/lymphoma) examine your armpit for any lymph nodes both sides+breast examination

4. Pain /stiffness maximum at morning also show wrong sleeping posture, uncomfortable pillow /mattress.

5. If no other joints are involved then arthritis of any cause are ruled out.

Do check your blood sugar ?

Bottom line, nothing to worry about as this is not a life threatening situation, not related to any cancer.

Get pain killer with muscle relaxant.

Hope this helps.

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Take care,
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