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Shouldering the burden: a case of pain in the middle-aged female athlete
  1. Kathryn Darras,
  2. Gordon Andrews,
  3. Bruce B Forster
  1. Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bruce B Forster, Department of Radiology, Vancouver General and University of British Columbia Hospitals, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada; bruce.forster{at}

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A 56-year-old previously well left-handed woman presents to her family physician with a 2-year history of pain and stiffness in her left shoulder. She describes a constant ‘ache’ that became ‘sharp’ when playing tennis or golf. …

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