I have bursitis in one arm, the other arm also hurting, can it be high blood pressure?

I have been dealing with left shoulder/arm pain for about 2 1/2 years. The pain has never really ever been constant, but lifting my arm generates acute pain from under the AC joint, and continues in a line down the outside of my arm (maybe the width of a pencil). Medications, therapy, and rest were unsuccessful, and rheumatoid arthritis was ruled out. Finally, I was diagnosed with bursitis, and had surgery a month ago following 3 temporary pain relieving cortisone shots. I suspect my other shoulder is starting to have the same issue, and I’ve recently discovered I occasionally have high blood pressure, which has never been diagnosed, and is getting more frequent, but It has never came up with my doctors. Do you think high blood pressure could be causing my shoulder/arm/muscle/joint pain? Or causing bursitis because the high blood pressure is going untreated? Sorry if this is longer than normal. I’m just desperate to find solutions. Thank u. If u can elaborate a bit u may change my life.





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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
High blood pressure is not causing your right shoulder pain..
That is probably a bursitis or a musculoskeletal lesion like supraspinatus tendonitis …
Start ice application for a week and then hot packs …
Stretch your anterior capsule … Which will help much …
Later strengthening exercises for shoulder extensors and abductors to 90° ..
Do pendulum exercises and wand exercises… Found on Google search easily…

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi
having a high blood pressure is absolutely not related to the shoulder bursitis. Both of them are totally different issues and should be tackled separately. If you have already taken cortisone shots,you just need to continue with shoulder exercises. Get a consultation with you doctor for treating high blood pressure.
Thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
YOU MAY BE HAVING EARLY FROZEN SHOULDER. IT USUALLY OCCURS IN PEOPLE HAVING HYPERTENSION. IF NEEDED,YOU CAN TAKE CORTISONE INJECTIONS IN THE OTHER SHOULDER TOO. NOT MORE THAN 3 SUCH INJECTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN AT THAT PARTICULAR SITE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
it may well be a bursitis as your body seems to have a tendancy for bursa inflammation. raised uric acid levels in blood are often associated with such recurrent bursitis attacks. other possibility is of an ectopic abnormal calcium deposits in the soft tissues beneath the acromion.
analgesics,fibrolytic enzymes with exercises will help.

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