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Shoulder Concerns: Introduction

Annotation:National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - An easy-to-read article of the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of common problems in the shoulder. Also available as a PDF, and as an Audio version. Also available in Spanish.

Annotation:National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - This page addresses general questions about the shoulder, questions about specific shoulder conditions, as well as shoulder pain caused by arthritis.

Annotation:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Discusses common causes such as tendonitis, bursitis, injury/instability, and arthritis.

Annotation:National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - A diagram of the muscles and tendons of the shoulder joint.

Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - Definition, diagnosis and treatment of shoulder instability problems are discussed.

Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - A brief discussion of the condition, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Annotation:National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health - A good discussion of anatomy, causes, treatment, and prevention of these conditions. A glossary of terms is included. Article also links to more concise “Fast Facts” versions, in both English and Spanish.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Overview of the condition, including alternative medicine treatment.

Annotation:MedlinePlus and A.D.A.M. - A brief discussion of causes, symptoms, tests and treatment.

Annotation:American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Discusses anatomy, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Causes, symptoms, treatment, lifestyle and home remedies.

Annotation:Provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - This page discusses shoulder anatomy, types of shoulder injuries including fractures and dislocations, as well as treatment options.

Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - Definition, symptoms and treatment for this condition are discussed. This page also includes a link to the journal article, “Shoulder Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Management.” in American Family Physician, September 01, 2008, <http://www.aafp.org/afp/20080901/605.html>


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