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Shoulder pain is a common complaint in the working and sporting adult. In most instances, the pain in the shoulder is transient and resolves spontaneously without treatment. However, in some individuals, this pain can become chronic and debilitating, limiting your ability to work, hindering your enjoyment in sports, or even disturbing your sleep at night.
The shoulder is a complex structure, made up of multiple tendons and muscles working together. The complexity of the shoulder anatomy allows a great degree of movement in the joint. However, it is also this mobility that makes it prone to degeneration and injury.
Some of the more common causes of shoulder pain are discussed here. An Orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the non-operative and surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders, and will be in a good position to advise you on your condition.
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