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Severe pain in the right sided upper arm due to cervical spondylosis

hii.... my father is 57 years old. he developed severe pain in the right sided upper arm 7 days back.A neurologist suggested him analgesic and told that it is for cervical spondylosis .but the pain is not decreasing,more over last night he developed restriction of movment of shoulder joint.he can not abduct the shoulder joint more than 90 degree by his own but can do it by support. now what should he do?
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jul 2011
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If it is not related to the spondylosis he could be having rotator cuff tendinitis and resultant developing frozen shoulder, He needs to consult a Rheumatologist/Orthopaedician as he may require an MRI to confirm. Also steroid injections will help in frozen shoulder. Which analgesic is he getting. He needs to avoid motion of that joint if painful. He can continue his analgesic as directed by the Doctor and consult his Orthopaedician. You can apply warm compress on the painful area which will offer relief for now.
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