Troubleshooting Shoulder Pain

Troubleshooting Shoulder Pain

If shoulder pain makes it difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like reaching for something above your head or putting on a belt, or you feel continuous weakness in your shoulder, you should get it checked out. There are several possible causes of shoulder pain, weakness and stiffness. Before discussing them further, it’s helpful to understand how the shoulder works.

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    Troubleshooting Shoulder Pain

    If shoulder pain makes it difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like reaching for something above your head or putting on a belt, or you feel continuous weakness in your shoulder, you should get it checked out. There are several possible causes of shoulder pain, weakness and...

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