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What to do with an older shoulder injury you've had for a while?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Specialist.
See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can make a diagnosis, and then treat you appropriately.

In brief: Specialist.
See a non-surgical sports medicine specialist, who can make a diagnosis, and then treat you appropriately.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Keep moving it
Old injuries of shoulder may leave chronic arthritic changes, chronic bursitis, chronic meniscal tears, rotator cuff changes.
They all could end up being painful and restricting movement. If the shoulder doesn't exercise and move as close to normal as possible, it becomes a 'frozen shoulder'. It will never move right again. Then surgery is an option.

In brief: Keep moving it
Old injuries of shoulder may leave chronic arthritic changes, chronic bursitis, chronic meniscal tears, rotator cuff changes.
They all could end up being painful and restricting movement. If the shoulder doesn't exercise and move as close to normal as possible, it becomes a 'frozen shoulder'. It will never move right again. Then surgery is an option.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See an orthopedic
to have it evaluated.

In brief: See an orthopedic
to have it evaluated.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Sports Medicine
In brief: See a shoulder doc
At your age, shoulder injuries can be fixed very successfully.
Don't neglect it further, as it can have detrimental consequences in the future such as arthritis. See a shoulder specialist to have it worked up and to discuss treatment option.

In brief: See a shoulder doc
At your age, shoulder injuries can be fixed very successfully.
Don't neglect it further, as it can have detrimental consequences in the future such as arthritis. See a shoulder specialist to have it worked up and to discuss treatment option.
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
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