Shoulder pain: remember the exceptions. Part 3

Does Teres minor muscle atrophy matter?   In the previous two posts, we introduced a case of shoulder pain in a competitive swimmer, and picked off the first of two questions we had posed ourselves, discussing some ideas regarding what might cause the teres minor...

Shoulder pain: remember the exceptions. Part 2

What causes isolated teres minor atrophy?    In the last post we introduced a case of shoulder pain in a competitive swimmer. Here’s a recap of what we found when we scanned her shoulder:   “The examination indicated:  Subdeltoid/subacromial...

Shoulder pain: remember the exceptions. Part 1

Which findings explain the symptoms? The case of teres minor.   A 21-year-old woman presented with ongoing shoulder pain. She was a high-level competitive swimmer, and found her pain increased during sets, or was a constant, low-level ache. She experienced pain...

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