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A 19-year-old female asked:

Could running cause the pain in my injured shoulder to get worse?(while you run you have to swing ur arms to some extent). should i immobilize it?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It very much can: As many runners carry increased tone in the shoulders as part of their normal gait and depending on the underlying pathology contributing to your shoulder pain, like rotator cuff tendinopathy, this can manifest as shoulder pain. Instead of immobilizing your shoulder, first make sure you know why you have shoulder pain and that likely will require a doctors visit.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2015

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