2 years

Shoulder pain for months after vaccine

I’m in my 20s (male), after 2 complete vaccine doses, my left shoulder area still have sharp pain when i’m doing a regular stretch even months later, I thought it’d be gone after few weeks, but that was 5 months ago. Should I consult a doctor?

Dr Ramzdhan,

2 years

Hello and thank you for your question.

Based on your question, I understand that you are worried about your problem. I will try to help you.

You mentioned having sharp pain over shoulder area for months since taking 2 vaccine doses. For your information, body sores can be one of post-vaccination symptoms and not to be taken lightly if it is felt worsening. However, I would also advise you to rule out any other shoulder pathology or other areas (can be referred pain from abdomen) due to your unclear description on shoulder pain.

These are the possible shoulder conditions which we tend to neglect.

  • arthritis
  • torn cartilage
  • torn rotator cuff
  • swollen bursa sacs/bursitis) or tendons
  • bone spurs (bony projections that develop along the edges of bones)
  • pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder
  • broken shoulder or arm bone
  • frozen shoulder
  • dislocated shoulder
  • injury due to overuse or repetitive use
  • spinal cord injury

You can also contact our doctor online for further information and management.

I hope this answer helps you. Thank you.

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