I've been having pain in my right shoulder for about four days now. I am almost certain that it's not from physical activity. This pain is worse when I lay down, bend over, or take deep breaths. On a scale of 1-10 it's about a 6. I wasn't concerned about but it's not going away. This pain also spreads to the right side of my chest at times. Yesterday I felt a painful spasm like sensation several times on the right side of my chest as well. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Gall bladder stones and infection, duodenal ulcer and abscess under the right diaphragm can cause referred pain to right shoulder. Anything that can cause pain in the chest area, can cause pain in the shoulder area and the reverse is true too. Other than this the pain can be due to the joint itself.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by proper referral. Take care!
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