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what is the constant ache on the left shoulder for long time?

i am 36, 5 4 160 lbs. i am having left shoulder pain more of constant ache and very painful if doing heaving lifting. i can feel a movable knot, that i am not sure if muscle knot or something more serious. it has been going on for 2 months and it is constant. I am healthy individual i workout more recent doing pilates but hurts all my joints.. my father has RA so wondering if i could be getting those signs.. thanks,shelley
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

The symptoms seem to be related to a muscle strain due to the heavy lifting. I suggest using anti-inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen to relieve the pain.

I also suggest using Voltaren gel for local applications. I recommend gentle stretching exercises for relieve.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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