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Shoulder pain in a weightlifter
  1. Stephanie Hill,
  2. Tom Jaconelli
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tom Jaconelli, Department of Emergency Medicine, York District Hospital, Wigginton Road, York, YO31 8HE, UK; tomjaconelli{at}

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Clinical introduction

A 30-year-old male construction worker and weight lifter presented to the Emergency Department with atraumatic right shoulder pain. The pain had started gradually over the preceding week; it was constant and throbbing in nature but sharp on movement. On presentation, his pain score was 10/10. Examination of his shoulder revealed active movement to approximately 15° in all planes, with globally reduced power, felt to be secondary to pain. …

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  • SH and TJ contributed equally.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.