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Shoulder and arm painful during night. Have mild hypertension controlled by bendroflumethiazide. Cause for pain?

Feb 2014
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My right shoulder and upper arm become painful during the night, particularly if I sleep on my right side. Usually the pain disappears rapidly in the morning. Recently. however, i've had pain when raising my right arm in the morning and a jarring pain has sometimes persisted all day in my arm, with the corner of the shoulder sensitive when pressed.
Grateful for any diagnosis/treatment suggestions.
Posted Tue, 8 Oct 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
History is suggestive of Adhesive capsulitis.

Detailed Answer:

Although it isn't possible to diagnose your condition without an examination and a few tests, your history is suggestive of Adhesive capsulitis(Frozen shoulder) or Calcific tendonitis.

These conditions are easily managed by regular physiotherapy ( Range of motion exercices,stretching and strengthening exercises). Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can help reduce pain and inflammation associated with this condition.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician nearby for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Your doctor after diagnosing the condition might refer to you a physical therapist.A physical therapist can teach you stretching exercises to help maintain as much mobility in your shoulder as possible.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.

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