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What causes pain in the right shoulder?

I have been having a lot of pain in my right shoulder, it even hurt to touch the area where the pain is located. It hurts in the front and on my shoulder blade. It is waking me up at night because of the pain. When I walk I hold it close to my body. I do not hold it down by my side or let it swing the way a person normally does when they walk.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

There is a possibility of two problems I your case
1. Frozen shoulder
2. Slipped disc at C4-5 level.

To differentiate between the two you need good clinical examination and MRI of neck.
Start pain killers and muscle relaxants in the meantime.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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