What are the signs and symptoms of hemiplegic shoulder pain?

Updated: Feb 08, 2019
  • Author: Robert Gould, DO; Chief Editor: Stephen Kishner, MD, MHA  more...
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Obtaining an accurate and detailed history is an important part of the examination for hemiplegia-related shoulder problems. For patients who have difficulty with communication, the history may be provided by a family member. Common symptoms of the shoulder and upper extremity (UE) reported by patients with hemiplegia include the following:

  • Reduced mobility of the shoulder

  • Tenderness

  • Swelling/edema

  • Pain with movement

  • Decreased coordination


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