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What causes shoulder pain?

I have a sharp pain in my left shoulder. When I take a deep breath the pain goes down my left side. If I try to lay on my left side the pain is extremely sharp. When I was a teenager I was told I had something like tennis elbow but in my shoulder. What could this be?
Tue, 14 Mar 2017
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Hi..
The pain in your shoulder may be due to some inflammation in the muscles supporting the joint...
If I am your treating doctor then I would require to look elaborately into the complaints ans symptoms before jumping into diagnosis..

Site of pain in the left shoulder joint..
How does the pain started..
How long was it there
Nature of pain..
what activities increasing the pain
what activities decreasing the pain
is the range of left shoulder movements limited..

how good is your neck movements
If there is any irritation in the neck causing you the pain..

I suggest you to kindly do icing over the shoulder painful area..and also on the top of the shoulder joint frequently...

kindly revert back with the information that I require so that I can exactly guide you in detail..

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