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Sore Shoulder

by James Beldon, Sr.

English Translation by Courtney Hanrahan and Richard Laurion

Hello, Doctor.  I’m here to look at my shoulder.  It’s been hurting and I think there’s a problem.  Someone told me it might be the “R-O-T-O something (sp) cuff.  I used to play football and I remember taking a really hard hit that jolted my shoulder.  Ever since then the pain would come and go but seemed to have gone away.  Ya know, I played in a Deaf baseball league for years and was a pitcher.  It just started to act up again recently while I was playing in the Seniors’ league.  It really came on when I would play with my grandkids.  It seems that my joint has worn-out.  Folks have told me I need surgery but I’m wondering if there is another treatment option.  The pain is right in the socket.  So, I came to get your opinion on what might be wrong with it and what to do about it.

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