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Shoulder Pain

Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your shoulder pain are

  • a viral infection (as with the severe aches and pains during the flu),

  • rheumatoid arthritis or a related condition (especially if there is joint swelling)

  • fibromyalgia.

Tendonitis, bursitis, or a muscle strain are possible, but would not explain pain in your other joints.

Over-the-counter pain medicines, rest and ice may be helpful, but if symptoms persist, it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms.

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