For the past few years, I have noticed pain in my left upper arm (on the outside, just below the shoulder), when I would extend my arm backward to put on a jacket or shirt. In the past two or three months, the pain has gotten worse and happens whenever I take my arm backward. There is no pain when I extend my arm over my head, or when I lift something. I can do pushups and curls with no pain. I can also lay on my back and extend my arm to the side or straight back and then lift a moderate weight straight up using only my shoulder. Is this a rotator cuff situation or pinched nerve?
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