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An_227436 posted:
Woke up with severe shoulder pain and weakness. Pain is now intermittent but still weak. What is the difference between Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy symptoms and Bursitis/tendonitis symptoms.
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David Berkoff, MD responded:
With a long thoracic nerve palsy you would have a winged scapula. When you put your arms out in front of you the shoulder blade on that side would stick out from your thorax instead of laying flat like on the uninvolved side. Bursitis/tendonitis is more pain and pain with certain movements. Without a proper physical exam it is hard to say but I wuold recommend having this looked at.


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