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Articles  |   January 1989
Biomechanical and osteopathic approach to shoulder pain
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Articles   |   January 1989
Biomechanical and osteopathic approach to shoulder pain
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1989, Vol. 89, 53. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.1.53
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 1989, Vol. 89, 53. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1989.89.1.53
Abstract

One of the most common complaints heard by primary care physicians is shoulder pain. Yet, most shoulder discomfort can be attributed to a variety of physiologic and anatomic dysfunctions outside of the glenohumeral joint. This paper addresses the anatomic and biomechanical mechanisms of shoulder motion and presents a logical approach to diagnosis and osteopathic treatment of the sore shoulder.