Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are many common causes of this problem. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. If you have shoulder pain, some common causes include:

Bursitis/ Rotator Cuff Tendonitis - The most common diagnosis in patients with shoulder pain is bursitis or tendonitis of the rotator cuff.

Rotator Cuff Tear - Rotator cuff tear occur when the tendons of the rotator cuff separate from the bone. Surgery is sometimes necessary for his condition.

Frozen Shoulder - Also called "adhesive capsulitis" this is common condition that leads to stiffness of the joint.

Calcific Tendonitis - Calcific tendonitis is a condition of calcium deposits within the tendon, most commonly within the rotator cuff tendon. Treatment of calcific tendonitis depends on the extent of symptoms.

Shoulder Instability - Instability is a problem causes a loose joint. Instability can be caused by a traumatic injury ( dislocation), or maybe a developed condition.

Shoulder Dislocation - A dislocation is an injury that occurs when the top of the arm bone becomes disconnected from the scapula.

Shoulder Separation - Also called an AC separation, these injuries are the result of a disruption of the acromioclavicular joint. This is a very different injury from a dislocation.

Labral Tear - There are several patterns of a torn labrium and the type of treatment depends on the specific injury.

Slap lesion - The Slap lesion is also a type of labral tear. The most common cause is a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Arthritis - Shoulder arthritis is less common than knee and hip arthritis, but when severe may require a joint replacement surgery.

Biceps Tendon Rupture - A proximal biceps tendon rupture occurs when the tendon of the biceps muscle rupture near the joint.

When do you need to call your doctor about your Shoulder Pain?

If you are unsure of the cause of your shoulder pain, or if you do not know the specific treatment recommendation for your conditions must be directed at the specific cause of your problem.

Some sign that you should be seen by a doctor include:

- Inability to carry objects or use the arm.

- Injury that causes deformity of the joint.

- Shoulder pain that occurs at night or while resting.

- Shoulder pain that persist beyond a few days.

- Inability to raise the arm.

- Swelling or significant bruising around the joint or arm.

- Signs of an infection, including fever, redness, warmth.

What is the best treatment for shoulder pain?

The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you understand the cause of your symptoms before embarking on the treatment program. If you are unsure of the diagnosis, or the severity of your condition, you should seek medical advice before beginning any treatment

- Rest - The first treatment for many common conditions that causes shoulder pain is to rest the joint, and allow the acute inflammation to subside. It is important, however, to use caution when resting the joint, because prolonged immobilization can cause a frozen shoulder.

- Ice and Heat Application - Ice packs and heat pads are among the most commonly used treatments for shoulder pain.

- Stretching - Stretching the muscles and tendons that surround the joint can help with some cause of shoulder pain. A good routine should be established.

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