Shoulder Pain: Breaking the Cycle of Instability

If your shoulder is painful, dont just medicate. Find out whats wrong-or risk the prospect of lifelong disability.

Despite the dynamic components that nature has provided to ensure the efficient operation of the shoulder, the joint is notoriously vulnerable to injury, instability, and pain. If youre over age 50 and lead an active lifestyle, youre probably no stranger to shoulder problems, says Joseph Iannotti, MD, PhD, chair of the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. These can be treated-usually nonsurgically-with varying degrees of success.
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