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Shoulder Pain

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

  • bursitis

  • a muscle strain or other injury

  • tendonitis

  • fibromyalgia.

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Rheumatoid arthritis or a related joint disease is possible, especially if there is swelling in your joints. Some combination of these may be present and there are still other possibilities.

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

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