Our expert says:
It could be a bursitis. This is an inflammation of a fluid filled sac that can sometimes become enlarged causing pain on tendons moving in and out of the shoulder to the arm.
There are also other possibilities including tendon calcifications and arthritis but the first sounds most likely.
An Xray of the shoulder will see if there is any calcium in the supraspinatus tendon or any arthritis on the shoulder.
Corticosteroid injections into the area are an initial mainstayt of treatment.
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