Common injuries of the shoulder. Diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Common injuries of the shoulder. Diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Paula Donovan and Lonnie E. Paulos},
  journal={The Western journal of medicine},
  volume={163 4},
Shoulder pain is often the presenting complaint of patients seeing their primary care physicians. Overuse and traumatic injuries make up most of the causes. A physical examination with minimal diagnostic tests can lead to the correct diagnosis in most cases. Most conditions can be treated conservatively (nonsurgically). Appropriate referral to a specialist depends on the severity of the initial injury or the patient's lack of response to conservative treatment (or both). We discuss common… CONTINUE READING