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Shoulder Problems and Injuries

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Chest pain: Go to the topic Chest Pain.
  • Abdominal pain: Go to the topic Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older or Abdominal Pain, Age 11 and Younger.
  • Difficulty breathing: Go to the topic Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older or Respiratory Problems, Age 11 and Younger.
  • Bleeding: Go to the topic Cuts or Punctures.

Does your shoulder look twisted, bent out of shape, or out of its normal position?

Does your collarbone (clavicle) look twisted, bent out of shape, or out of its normal position?

Do you have pain or tenderness in your shoulder?

Has your hand or arm turned pale, white, blue, or cold after a shoulder injury?

Do you have numbness or tingling in or below your shoulder?

Are you unable to move your shoulder normally?

Do you have swelling in or around the shoulder?

Do you have snapping, popping, or grating in your shoulder?

Do you think that a shoulder injury may have been caused by abuse?

Do you think you have inflammation or infection in your shoulder?

Is your shoulder bruised after an injury?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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Last Updated: May 16, 2013
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