Dull ache in shoulder

Dull ache in the shoulder normally because of rotator cuff tendonitis, pinched nerve in the neck, or repetitive strain injury of the shoulder. Read now for more information what cause and treatments also treatment for dull shoulder pain.

Rotator cuff tendonitis

Rotator cuff tendinitis is the resulting condition when these muscles and tendons become inflamed or damaged.The dominant symptom is a nagging, aching pain in the upper arm and shoulder that gets worse when raising the arms or reaching backward. You may also experience shoulder swelling and have difficulty lifting or rotating your arm.

Early treatments include resting the affected shoulder, applying ice, and taking over-the-counter pain medication. Stretching and cortisone injections may be recommended by your medical provider. In cases where tissue damage or bone spurs are present, surgery and follow-up exercises may be needed in order to have a full recovery.

Pinched nerve in the neck

A pinched nerve in the neck is also called cervical radiculopathy. It means that a nerve in the neck, at a point where it branches off from the spinal cord, is being compressed by the surrounding bones, muscles, or other tissues.

It can be caused by a traumatic injury, such as from sports or an automobile accident, especially if the injury results in a herniated disk. It may also arise from the normal wear and tear of aging.

Symptoms include sharp, burning pain with numbness and tingling from the neck to the shoulder, as well as weakness and numbness into the arm and hand.

Shoulder Strain

Shoulder strain means that the muscles and/or the tendons in the shoulder have been overstretched to the point of damage and sometimes partial tearing.

Because of its wide range of motion, the shoulder is a relatively unstable joint that is vulnerable to injury. A sudden overloading, especially after long periods of overuse, can finally cause some degree of tearing to the muscle fibers and/or the tendons.Shoulder strains are most often sports injuries, or are caused by strenuous physical work.

Symptoms include sudden sharp pain followed by swelling, bruising, and ongoing tenderness.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is made through patient history, physical examination, and simple neurological tests to check the reflexes, sometimes ultrasound. Imaging such as x-ray, CT scan, or MRI may be done, as well as electromyography to measure nerve impulses in the muscles.

Treatments

Effective treatment options are available today that include the use of medications, physical and occupational therapy, and surgery when needed to help stop the pain and help the patient return to an active lifestyle.

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