I've been experiencing a strange shoulder pain lately. It hurts where my right arm attaches to my shoulder on my back and I think it's muscle pain. I've experienced pain since August, but it was minimal and only lately has it gotten bad. When I'm playing violin, I have to rest about every 15 minutes, but it also hurts when I'm doing physical activity with that arm - especially pushing/pulling heavy things. I don't know if this pain is a result of playing, but I first noticed it while playing. You should also know that I haven't changed any practice habits; I only practice 1-2 hours per day. I did, however, purchase a new instrument in January 2008.
Does anyone know what's wrong? Any exercises would be helpful too.
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