Our expert says:
when considering the pain you are experiencing the origin can be due to one of a few causes. I am not sure how old you are as different conditions around the shoulder occur more commonly at specific ages. Do have a look at our website :www.shoulderinstitute.co.za and them at "Shoulder Pain" - there you will see an explanation of this concept. Rotator cuff problems such as calcific tendinitis can cause pain llike you are describing but a problem of the cervical vertebrae can cause similiar pain distribution. You will have to be examined and probably need an X-ray to determine the diagnosis and appropriate treatment can then be started.
All the best,
Dr Joe de Beer
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