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I get a very sharp pain in my upper arm when I raise it

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I get a very sharp pain in my upper arm when I raise it above my shoulder. I think it's a muscle strain but I've had it for months & is extremely painful
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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This is likely due to the inflammation of the supraspinatus tendon.

Supraspinatus is a major rotator cuff muscle supporting the shoulder joint.

Corticosteroid injection in the joint should help reducing the inflammation.

Physiotherapy should be considered as well.

Please consult with a shoulder specialist.
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