I can't lift my arm high or put it behind me without pain. Is this due to my MS? I was diagnosed 10 years ago and they discovered I have had it for twenty plus years.
Pain on lifting the arm or putting it behind your back is usually due to a shoulder impingement syndrome or rotator cuff injury.
Weakness in the arm (i.e. from MS or anything else) can led to bursitis in the shoulder which causes pain on elevating the arm.
You need to see a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego
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