Shoulder Pain arises from the shoulder joint itself or from any of the many surrounding muscles, ligaments or tendons. Shoulder Pain that comes from the joint usually worsens with activities or movement of the arm and shoulder. Various conditions and diseases affecting structures in the chest or abdomen, such as heart disease or gallbladder disease, can lead to Shoulder Pain.
HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN DIAGNOSED?
A Physiotherapist/Orthopedic diagnoses Shoulder Pain by examining the medical history of the patient and performing a physical examination. Imaging tests such as X-Ray and MRI can also produce detailed picture of the shoulder to help with the diagnosis.
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?
Simple shoulder exercises help strengthen shoulder muscles