Mr Simon Lambert BSc FRCS FRCSEdOrth

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Shoulder and elbow conditions: what symptoms are you suffering from?*


Smooth but weak : “I can’t keep my arm up/out/away from my body.....”

Possible diagnoses:


Stiff : “I can’t lift my arm away from my body at all.....”

Possible diagnoses:


Rough: “When I move my arm there is a clicking / crunching sensation...."

Possible diagnoses:


Unstable: “My shoulder slips out of place.....”

Possible diagnoses:


*These notes are a guide only and do not substitute individual medical advice. Patients with any symptoms should seek specialist advice from a GP, consultant or specialist physiotherapist.

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