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Does persistent shoulder pain disrupt your life? Let’s talk about it

By Keisha Reynolds, MyCG Writer


Does persistent shoulder pain disrupt your life? Let’s talk about it, this Wellness Wednesday.

Shoulder pain can be distressing. At its worst, it can disrupt major aspects of your everyday life. This is why today’s Wellness Wednesday discussion, taking place at 3 p.m. EDT, will focus on understanding issues leading to shoulder dysfunction and provide preventative strategies. 

Join Cmdr. Carlos Estevez, a physical therapist at the Coast Guard Academy, and Dr. Cory Edgar, the Coast Guard Academy sports team physician, as well as, an auxiliarist and orthopedic surgeon from the University of Connecticut, as they discuss the shoulder as one of the most complex joints in our bodies.

The duo will cover basic anatomy, injury prevention concepts, and highlight when surgery should be considered. The topic is so important because as Edgar cites, “Outside of the military population this commands 30-40 % of the common musculoskeletal complaints,” he said. “I believe this may be higher within military population.”

If you have questions about a shoulder issue you would like addressed please send them in advance to Please click this link to attend Wellness Wednesday from your CG computer, personal computer or mobile device. Even if you do not have a account, you can still watch the stream via the link above. If you wish to maintain anonymity, log out of your normal (USCG/DOD) CVR account and join as a guest. You may also call (571) 388-3904; Conference ID 453 387 852#. If you have questions or suggestions, you may e-mail us at