Welcome to our surgeon-assisted shoulder self-examination page!
Your telemedicine shoulder appointment will provide an opportunity for you and your surgeon to discuss the nature of your shoulder problem, including any pain you may have, your limitations, and your health overall. Prior to your appointment, you can consider taking some notes along the following lines: Do you take any pain medication? Have you had cortisone (steroid) injections in your shoulder? (how many, when was the last one) Have you tried physical therapy? Any prior shoulder surgeries? (when and what kind of surgery)
During our telemedicine appointment, you may also be requested to perform a number of tests that will aid with your evaluation. Please consider downloading and reviewing our concise patient guide .
On a scale from zero (no pain at all) to 10 (worst pain ever), what is your usual shoulder pain level?
Subjective shoulder value (SSV)
If you consider a normal shoulder 100% normal, what percent of normal is your bad shoulder currently?
10% normal? 25% normal? 50% normal? 70% normal?… Pick any percentage value!