Shoulder in Pain?

Orthopaedics Specialist

Specialised in shoulder pain

There is two main factors and conditions will contribute to shoulder pain. The most common cause is rotator cuff tendinitis, there will be followed by swollen tendons. Next is shoulder impingement, where the rotator cuff gets caught between the acromium and humeral head.

Shoulder pain is the result of injury to another location in our body, usually either neck or biceps. This is known as referred pain. Referred pain generally doesn’t get worse when you move your shoulder.

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Common causes of shoulder pain include:

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Pain in both shoulders

These include tendonitis and rotator cuff tears, and are the most common causes of shoulder pain and activity restriction. Shoulder pain is quite a common condition due to aging, overuse of muscles, trauma or a sports injury.

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Dull ache in shoulder

Resulting in resulting condition when these muscles and tendons become inflamed or damaged, traumatic injury, such as from sports or an automobile accident, or tendons in the shoulder have been overstretched to the point of damage and sometimes partial tearing.

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Throbbing pain in shoulder

Some signs that you should take note, Inability to carry objects or use the arm, Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting, Inability to raise the arm, on Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days

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Rotator Cuff Injury

Shoulder feels pain even performing daily movement like wearing cloths or combing hair. Pain usually in the upper and outer shoulder. Pain can also be creeping down on the arm. Normally this will happens from acute trauma.

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Shoulder Impingement

Take note of the symptoms of Shoulder Impingement. Shoulder joint will becomes stiff. You will feel weakness and inability to raise arm. its always a problem when trying to reach your back.

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Frozen Shoulder

Constantly feeling shoulder stiffness. Movement on the shoulder is being limited because of the stiffness. Shoulder feeling pain when trying to lift up the arms.

Symptoms of shoulder injury

People should see a doctor right away if they experience any of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Dull and sharp pain
  • Shoulder area stiff and tight
  • Pain when moving the arms
  • Persistent pain for days
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Shoulder or arm weakness
  • Muscle spasm

Treatment for shoulder pain

Treatment will depend on the cause and severity of the shoulder pain. Some treatment options include:

  • Rest and avoidance of activities that aggravate the pain.
  • Usually non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, can relieve discomfort.
  • Applying a hot compress or an ice pack to the painful area may also reduce pain.
  • Doctor will recommend physical therapy improves shoulder strength and flexibility.
  • Some injuries require surgery for treatment, such as rotator cuff tears.

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Dr Ambrose Yung Wai Yin

Orthopaedic Surgeon Specialist
MBBS (HK), MRCS (Edin), MMED (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho)

Dr. Ambrose Yung specialise in Sports Medicines, Osteoarthritis, Fracture, Partial & Total Joint Replacement, Minimal Invasive Trauma Surgery, Arthroscopy, Common Orthopaedic Problems for Adult & Children

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Spinal Neurosurgeon Specialist
MBBS (Singapore), FRCS (Surgical Neurology UK), FAMS

Dr. Mather Tung specialises in treating Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Disorder, Headache, Brain, Tumour, Osteoporosis, Stroke, Sweaty Palm

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6 Napier Road #02-11/12

Singapore 258 499.

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