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 orthopedics will usually go for blood tests, X-rays, MRI and CT scan. In some cases tests like electromyography and nerve conduction velocity are also recommended.
HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN TREATED?
Treatment of Shoulder Pain depends on the cause of pain. Common treatment methods are use of a sling or shoulder immobilizer for limiting movement and giving adequate rest to the shoulder. Non-inflammatory or corticosteroids are prescribed for relief from pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
A person with diabetes or increased thyroid has greater risks of getting affected by Shoulder Pain.