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How can I get rid of longstanding severe shoulder muscle ache?

I am a 26 years old female, and I have been having severe left shoulder muscle ache since 7 months ago. I’ve tried many methods but nothing seems to work. When I massage my left shoulder, it feels like there is a hard lump that is movable upon massage. I suspect it is a swollen nympoh node but I don’t know where to go to confirm this.

Thank you for your email. I would suggest you to get a proper check up by a doctor or Orthopaedic Surgeon - normal "shoulder strain" should not persist for more than a few weeks, and sometimes the pain felt at the shoulder may not be related to any shoulder problem, the pain is referred from somewhere in the neck.

Doctors will do a thorough check, and sometimes an MRI scan for you to find out what is the cause. A scan will also be able to pick up if there is any abnormal growth in the region.

Hope it clarifies some doubts for you.

Best Regards,

Dr. Henry Chan

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