Throbbing pain in shoulder
Throbbing pain in shoulder
Shoulder consider one of the flexible joint in our body. It constantly tasked daily for our everyday activities from brushing our hairs to mopping the floor so when having pain in the shoulder we ought to get to the bottom right away. common shoulder pain can be due to osteoarthritis, muscle tears, tendonitis and some other conditions.
Pain outside of shoulder
Rotator cuff problem
Talking about the symptoms, rotator cuff problems are usually painful with activities such as reaching or throwing. In addition, the deep, aching shoulder pain from a rotator cuff problem tends to be worse or flare at night. Its unclear why is it so, but it’s common for patients with rotator cuff tendonitis or a rotator cuff tear to be awakened from sleep or have difficulty falling asleep because of the tremendous shoulder pain.
When comes to mobility of the shoulder joint, the range of motion, its normally limited. Partly because of the injury and the swollen muscle, the shoulder will feel stiff. If someone try to move the shoulder for you, it ususally moves normally.
People with bicep tendonitis usually develop gradual pain at the front of the shoulder that moves down over the biceps muscle. The pain is often worse with repetitive lifting, carrying heavy bags, or overhead activities. Problems with the biceps tendon may also cause a clicking sound when the shoulder is rotated in an arc, and like rotator cuff problems, the pain may be worse at night.
Pain top of the shoulder
The most common cause of pain in the top of the shoulder is an abnormal acromioclavicular joint (AC) joint. Problems of the AC joint include AC arthritis. Shoulder arthritis is less common than knee and hip arthritis, but when severe, may require a joint replacement surgery. It can cause bone spurs and rough cartilage that limits mobility, as well as a wearing away of smooth cartilage. Exposed bone and uneven cartilage surfaces may cause a grinding sensation (crepitus), especially when reaching overhead or across the chest.
When to See a Doctor
If you are unsure of the cause of your shoulder pain, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendations for your condition, you should seek medical attention.
Some signs that you should be seen by a doctor include:
- Inability to carry objects or use the arm
- An injury that causes deformity of the joint
- Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting
- Shoulder pain that persists beyond a few days
- Inability to raise the arm
- Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm
- Signs of an infection, including fever, skin redness and warmth
- Any other unusual symptoms associated with the shoulder pain like abdominal pain or trouble breathing
The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. It is of the utmost importance that you seek medical advice so you know what you are treating and how you need to treat it before embarking on a program.
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
Dr Mathew Tung Yu Yee
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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