Offer information on nature, management, the course of shoulder pain as a framework for the initiation of a program of care

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Aim to understand the patient’s beliefs and expectations about shoulder pain and address any misunderstandings (e.g., shoulder pain is caused by serious pathology) or apprehension through education and reassurance.

Educate and reassure the patient about the benign and self-limited nature of shoulder pain and reinforce the importance of maintaining activities of daily living. Example Script.

No

No

Yes

Management of Symptoms

 

Based on shared decision making between the patient and provider, the following therapeutic interventions is recommended:

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No

Yes

Yes

No

Discharge

Yes

Discharge