Shoulder Pain can arise due to overuse of tendons, strains, frozen shoulder, fracture, dislocation, instability of the joints or damaged nerves. It is a joint comprising of ball & socket that is associated with vigorous movement so it is extremely sensitive to any type of injury that ultimately leads to pain. Other symptoms might include formation of bone spurs on the edge of the bones.
HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN DIAGNOSED?
The Orthopaedician diagnoses Shoulder Pain through a complete physical examination, evaluation of symptoms and clinical examination. The doctor may ask you to move your arms and shoulders in different directions and levels to ascertain the location of pain. An X-ray helps pinpoint the location of pain and the cause as well
HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN TREATED?
Treatment for Shoulder Pain depends on the kind of pain. If accompanied with swelling then NSAIDS are given. If there is just pain with redness the patient would be advised cold compress or ice pack and anti-inflammatory gels. Shoulder support is also provided though surgery is barely required.
DID YOU KNOW?
A person with diabetes or increased thyroid has greater risks of getting affected by Shoulder Pain.