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Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is a joint that is made up of muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments that work together to help you move. Any one of these tissues can become injured due to trauma or simply from overuse.

Most shoulder issues and injuries don't require immediate medical attention. In fact, many injuries can be treated solely with rest, ice and over-the-counter pain medications. If you still have symptoms after two days of self-treatment, however, or if your pain gets worse you should see a doctor.

Some shoulder injuries can unfortunately be much more serious. If you have any of these symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately:

  • Tingling or numbness in your arm
  • Loss of motion in your shoulder
  • Cold/clammy skin
  • Weakened pulse

Common Shoulder Injuries

  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle fracture
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture
  • Overuse injuries
  • Pinched tissue
  • Rotator cuff tear 
  • Shoulder separation
  • Sternoclavicular dislocation
  • Strains and sprains
  • Tears
  • Tendon rupture
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn cartilage
  • Unstable shoulder joint

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