Shoulder pain: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management
Jennie Walker Clinical educator, musculoskeletal and neurosciences directorate, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal problem that can have a significant effect on people’s activities of daily living and quality of life. Nurses have a central role in the assessment, management and follow up of patients undergoing conservative and surgical treatments. Understanding the often complex and chronic nature of shoulder pain will help healthcare professionals to provide holistic patient-centred care, considering the most suitable treatment options for the individual.
Nursing Standard. 28, 22,51-58. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.01.28.22.51.e8145
Received: 26 July 2013
Accepted: 17 October 2013
Published in print: 29 January 2014Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review