An Unusual Cause Of Anterior Shoulder Pain - Page #1

Author: Ethan Rand, MD
Co Author #1: James Wyss, MD, PT Department of Physiatry Hospital for Special Surgery

Patient Presentation:
A 32 year-old male with a history of benign lipomatosis, presented to the outpatient clinic complaining of left anterior shoulder pain that began ten months prior.

The pain was insidious, aching, occasionally sharp in nature, and 8/10 in severity. Pain was worse with external rotation of the shoulder, as well as with overhead activities. Symptoms were alleviated with limiting range of motion. He reported some subjective weakness, but denied any paresthesias or neck pain.

Prior to developing shoulder pain, he regularly participated in recreational weight lifting.

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