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What are indications that I have shoulder injury?

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Ask yourself some questions to help you decide if you have a shoulder injury:

  • Can you move your arm normally, or is your shoulder too stiff or painful?
  • Do you feel like your shoulder could pop out of the socket?
  • Is your shoulder strong enough for things you normally do?

From: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Shoulder Pain.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shoulder Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Shoulder Pain.”

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Shoulder Problems.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Shoulder Injuries,” “Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Shoulders.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Shoulder Injuries,” “Dislocated Shoulder,” “Clavicle Fracture,” “Shoulder Joint Tear,” “Rotator Cuff Tears,” “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: “Shoulder Pain.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shoulder Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Shoulder Pain.”

NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Shoulder Problems.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Shoulder Injuries,” “Arthritis and Diseases That Affect the Shoulders.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Shoulder Injuries,” “Dislocated Shoulder,” “Clavicle Fracture,” “Shoulder Joint Tear,” “Rotator Cuff Tears,” “Shoulder Impingement/Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

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