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Shoulder pain, cannot lift arm, pain only in night. Suggestion?

My right shoulder is very painful and it hurts if I even just try to lift my arm in any direction. But this occurs at the start of every evening mainly when I go to bed . The pain is most sensitive on the right shoulder blade on my back. If I press on my shoulder blade the nerves feel very sensitive.
I have not done any exercise that could have injured my shoulder.
I am 38 yrs old and I have diabetes type 2.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcaremagic.

Thanks for your query.
I Have gone through your query and understand your concern.

I suspect you may have Rotator cuff tendinitis.

Due to that fact that during the day, your body leaves your arm to act as a traction in which the shoulder opens up space to allow blood to circulate easily to the tendons.

When you are sleeping at night, your body is usually horizontal and therefore gravity is lost as a traction force, which causes the pain to return.

Rotator cuff tendinitis responds well to many common treatment options.

Physiotherapy remains the best treatment for rotator cuff tendinitis.

Thus i advise you to consult a physiotherapist for proper physical exercise for rotator cuff tendinitis.

Meantime have some Non Steroidal Anti inflammatory drugs like Diclofenac or Ibuprofen for pain.

Hope this helps.
Please reply for further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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