I woke up with a stabbing pain in my right shoulder, after 2 weeks still have pain?

I woke up with a stabbing pain in my right shoulder blade in my back, next day had same pain but pain also started in up part of the back of arm and that evening, I could not grip with my thump and index finger, dropped coffee cup, and lower arm up from pinky finger is numb. Two weeks later still have bad pain under shoulder blade in back and in back of upper arm. I am a Diabetic, A1c is 7.3 and I take high blood pressure meds and have a sluggish thyroid I take meds for.

Age: 59
Medications: Blood pressure meds, victoza insulin, humalig insulin at meals if blood sugar is over 150, sertraline, acrid,
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Arti Sharma
9:56 pm

Hi.The possible causes of this shoulder pain in your case could be either frozen shoulder,diabetic amyotrophy ,psteoarthritis or pericalcific arthritis.Since you have numbness too possibility of neuropathy is high.Keep your blood sugar and blood pressure under control and see a endocrinologist and Orthopaedician at the earliest.He may further refer you to a neurologist. Tests like Xray and MRI shoulder joint may be needed.Other tests will depend on your clinical findings. Take care!

Dr.Honey Arora
11:52 pm

It looks like frozen shoulder..

You should consult an Orthopaedist and get evaluated..

An x ray and MRI scan can be done for confirmation..

For now take painkillers and muscle relaxants..

Hope this helps.

Regards .