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How can a depressed shoulder cause pain?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
One of the biggest culprits causing shoulder pain is a shoulder blade (scapula) that sits too low on the trunk (depressed shoulder). When this happens, the scapula has a difficult time elevating because it must climb out of the hole it started in. It also won't rotate or abduct properly.
Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain: Self-treatment for rotator cuff strain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and other diagnoses.

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Fixing You: Shoulder & Elbow Pain: Self-treatment for rotator cuff strain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and other diagnoses.

The shoulders are a floating system on the trunk, held in place and moved by muscular control. The foundation of shoulder movement is the shoulder blade which has precise resting and moving...

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