Our expert says:
Orthopaedic Specialist Forum
Pain down the arm can be referred from the neck (pinched nerve) or referred from the shoulder itself. If it is the latter the pain is usually made worse by shoulder movements and if from the neck the pain is usually present at rest and intensified by neck movements. An examination will be useful to differentiate the causes and prescribe the correct treatment. If yo have a look at our website (www.shoulderinstitute.co.za ) and then at "Shoulder Pain" you will see some more info on this topic
Dr Joe de Beer
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