Having pain at the top of arm. Should I be concerned?

I have had a dullish pain at the top of my right arm for about 5 weeks,I feel it more in bed rather than during the day,it does not restict my arm movement,also the odd night I dont feel it at all,should I be concerned ?.


Thank you for contacting Healthcare Magic.

First of all, I want to reassure you that there is no need to get worried regarding your current symptoms.

Pain at the top of the arm is likley to be of musculo-skeletal origin. The common causes can be a muscle ache (myalgia) or mild frozen shoulder. However, you do not have enough symptoms to make a definite diagnosis of frozen shoulder. In this condition, the arm and shoulder movements would be painful.

As of now, there is no need to see a doctor.

You could use an analgesic such as paracetamol or diclofenac to get pain relief.

Physical therapy including arm and shoulder exercises would be useful too.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have more queries.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)

XXXXXX Consultant Neurologist

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