Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a very annoying condition as it can make simple task like picking up an object more difficult to do. You might find it hard to use your arm or your hand. There are many reasons why you may get a painful shoulder but getting the right treatment can help. The most common cause of shoulder pain is a problem with the tendons that attach your shoulder muscles to the bone of your upper arm. More than 50% of the people who have shoulder pain also have problems with their tendons. Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. But because of its wide range of movement also means that it’s easy to injure your shoulder.

Common Shoulder Condition

  • Shoulder Pain when doing normal activities
  • Limited range of motion
  • Stiffness of the shoulder
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Tenderness around the joint
  • A feeling of grinding or catching within the joint
  • Severe pain at the shoulder joint.
  • You will have great difficulty moving your arm even a little bit.
  • If the shoulder is touched from the side, it feels mushy, as if the underlying bone is gone (usually the humeral head – top of the arm bone – is displaced below and toward the front).
  • Shoulder pain; usually a dull, aching pain
  • Limited movement of the shoulder
  • Difficulty with activities such as brushing hair, putting on shirts/bras
  • Pain when trying to sleep on the affected shoulder
  • It is typically worse early in the course of the disease and when you move your arm. The pain is usually located over the outer shoulder area and sometimes the upper arm.
  • Pain in the upper and outer shoulder. Pain can also be creeping down on the arm.

  • Ordinary acts such as wearing clothes and combing the hair can cause pain 

  • Weak shoulders shoulder joints produce sound ‘explode’ when they move the shoulder.

To Book An Appointment With Specialist

How Doctors Determine Your Medical Condition?

Xray or CT Scan

MRI Scan

What Doctors do to relieve your shoulder pain ?

Injection

Corticosteroids. Injections of a corticosteroid drug into your knee joint may help reduce the symptoms of an arthritis flare and provide pain relief that lasts a few months. The injections aren’t effective in all cases. There is a small risk of infection.

Hyaluronic Acid. This thick fluid is normally found in healthy joints, and injecting it into damaged ones may ease pain and provide lubrication. Experts aren’t quite sure how hyaluronic acid works, but it may reduce inflammation. Relief from a series of shots may last as long as six months to a year.

Therapy

Physical therapy. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuff should be started. If the pain persists or if therapy is not possible because of severe pain, a steroid injection may reduce pain and inflammation enough to allow effective therapy.

Surgery

Shoulder Arthroscopy. In this procedure,  doctor will cut through tight portions of the joint capsule. This is done using pencil-sized instruments inserted through small incisions around your shoulder.

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Shoulder Pain

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