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What should I discuss with my doctor about my shoulder pain?

When you go to your doctor, provide as much information as you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions or repeat yourself. The shoulder is vulnerable to many different conditions and injuries, and your doctor will need as much information as possible to give you a correct diagnosis. It's not unheard of for a doctor to mistake frozen shoulder for other conditions, particularly a torn rotator cuff. So don't be afraid to ask your doctor why he or she has come to a diagnosis -- any diagnosis.

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