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shoulder pain help

started playin tennis again after layoff, played previosly for 20 years, my question is, im having around teres minor and down back of arm, right around back of armpit been hurting for 6 mos at least, MRI was neg. what could cause this, hitting a heavy forehand can be painfull, and forget about serving, shoulder joint seems ok, any ideas
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Hello!

I would suggest you to avoid playing tennis and lifting of weight for couple of weeks. It can be a minor sprain or muscle inflammation not diagnosed on an MRI.

Try using ice packs and rest and minimize use of your affected arm. Try playing tennis after the pain subsides completely with slowly increasing intensity.

If the pain continues you would need further scans and also a proper examination by an orthopedician.

Take care!
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hi tennis, well for one this Doctor is not an orthopedic doctor and didn't read what you said about hurting for 6 months.  I've only use sports medicine doctors that specialize on shoulders, avoid doctors that do it all.  was your mri done with dye?  i would agree to chill on using the shoulder for awhile and read up on physical therapy that you can do yourself.  Oh go get a second opinion and research the doctor first. I've had both my shoulders scoped for minor cartlidge tears, they would ache when i held my arms over my head doing work. i haven't had any issues in years. Good luck  Phill
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no dye in mri, took off 2 months of playim and went to physical therapy while i wasnt playin, arm still hurts when raising arms while serving, and high forehands also, i believe my teres minor has a partial tear, i go back in 2 weeks, i will demand a mri with dye, this is getting old, want to get healed
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