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I have had shoulder pain and swelling for 5 months

I have had shoulder pain and swelling for 5 months. 1st doctor said it was rotator cuff strain and told me not to move it, went to a different doctor 2 months later, told me it was bicipital tendonitis and that i should see my athletic trainer, my athletic trainer said it was impingement syndrome. should i get an MRI?
Asked On : Sun, 23 Jan 2011
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Get the MRI of the shoulder done, it may be a rotator cuff injury if you are not able to abduct, or may be a labral tear if painful in ER & Flexion
MRI should be at least of 3 tesla, otherwise there willl be false results
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