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Why Your Shoulder Hurts When You Reach Overhead

Shoulder pain is a really common complaint in my office, and often times people do not realize how much of their life can be affected when they have pain reaching overhead. You can have pain when you wake up in the morning, washing your hair, putting a shirt or jacket on, or even changing a light bulb. However, I think the biggest issue that my patients run into is how much shoulder pain can affect their ability to exercise.


So, anytime someone comes into my office complaining of shoulder pain the first two question they ask are 1) Why does my shoulder hurt? and 2) What can we do about it?