Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Anatomy

Shoulder Pain (bilateral) Overview

What is bilateral shoulder pain?
A person with bilateral shoulder pain has discomfort in the structures of both shoulders. Shoulder pain may be due to injury, inflammation or infection.

What are the symptoms of bilateral shoulder pain?
Symptoms that occur with bilateral shoulder pain include swelling, bruising, stiffness, or tenderness of both shoulders. Additional symptoms may include arm weakness (bilateral), arm numbness (bilateral), or deformed shoulders.

How does the doctor treat bilateral shoulder pain?
Initial treatment for bilateral shoulder pain may include rest, slings, cold compresses, physical therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or narcotic pain medications. Additional treatment for bilateral shoulder pain may include corticosteroid medication injections or surgery.

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