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January 29, 2007

Shoulder Pain Affects Millions

What Are the Most Common Shoulder Pain Problems?

The most movable joint in the body, the shoulder is also one of the most potentially unstable joints. As a result, it is the site of many common problems resulting in shoulder pain. They include sprains, strains, dislocations, separations, tendinitis, bursitis, torn rotator cuffs, frozen shoulder, fractures, and arthritis. All of these conditions can result in painful shoulder issues which limit your ability to function and enjoy life.

How Common Are Shoulder Problems Resulting in Pain?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 13.7 million people in the United States sought medical care in 2003 for shoulder problems.  Shoulder pain is one of the most common problems affecting people of all ages.


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