Shoulder injuries are among the most common injuries in athletes and people who are
physically active. Patients with shoulder injuries get concerned that they will require surgery
and that they will need to modify their future activities as a result of their injury. However,
there are numerous non-surgical alternatives to surgery that help patients recover from their
injuries and even return to full strength and activity level without the stress and potential
complications of undergoing surgery. This paper serves to compile the details of my
research on these non-surgical treatments for shoulder injuries and determine whether these
are generally considered viable alternatives to surgery.
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