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Does pain in one shoulder induce pain in the other ?

is it probable for a shoulder pain in one shoulder to affect the other shoulder if not treated can my right shoulder pain causes pain in my left shoulder if not treated likely or not likely
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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  Anonymous's Response
Hi, I'm right handed and I injured my R shoulder 8yrs ago. I have had 3 surgeries on the shoulder and it took about 6yrs for a doctor to get it right. In the meantime, I was using mostly my L arm for almost anything since my R shoulder/arm was in so much pain. As a result, I ended up having L shoulder surgery 5 months ago. It's not that your pain goes to the other shoulder, but it's caused by over compensation for using your other arm more to avoid pain on your hurt shoulder. It does happen and especially if the arm/shoulder you hurt originally is your "main" one. Good luck!
Answered: Tue, 19 Jul 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Rajeshkant Saihgal's  Response
pain in one shoulder can't cause pain in other shoulder.
but the pathology is such which can affect both shoulder then you can have pain in both shoulders.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
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