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Prevent Or Remedy Shoulder Issues

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jul 23, 2013
  • Updated Jul 23, 2013 at 8:38 PM UTC
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Dr. Jordan Metzl talks about symptoms, remedies and prevention methods for shoulder injuries common in triathletes.

The Symptoms

If there is an abrupt or sudden tear (an acute injury), you feel a popping or tearing sensation in the shoulder followed by pain in the shoulder and arm. Shoulder movement is compromised, and in severe cases you can’t lift your arm. When a tear or inflammation develops over time (a chronic injury), you have pain that radiates into the shoulder and upper arm, worsens gradually, and is sometimes worse at night and impairs sleep. Weakness is common.

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