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Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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  • Rotator cuff tendinitis ("impingement") or tear
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Osteoarthritis (acromioclavicular joint; rare in glenohumeral joint)
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) separation
  • Neck disorder, eg, osteoarthritis, herniated disk, tumor
  • Rheumatoid or septic arthritis
  • Calcific tendinitis
  • Shoulder dislocation or fracture
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Referred pain from gallbladder, heart, diaphragm, Pancoast tumor
  • Metastatic or primary tumor

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Shoulder Pain." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114023/all/Shoulder_pain.
Zeiger RF. Shoulder pain. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114023/all/Shoulder_pain. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Shoulder pain. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114023/all/Shoulder_pain
Zeiger RF. Shoulder Pain [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114023/all/Shoulder_pain.
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