Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Painful Shoulder Blade Treatment

The treatment for shoulder pain depends on the cause. General measures for shoulder pain include rest, a sling, cold compresses, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Treatment for shoulder pain may include:

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Painful Shoulder Blade Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat shoulder pain:

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Last Updated: Jun 15, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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