HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE SHOULDER PAIN?
The complex anatomy of the shoulder joint means finding the underlying cause of your shoulder pain can be complicated. The cause of your shoulder pain can be as wide-ranging as the shoulder joint itself. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Muscle strain
- Injury or accident
- Age-related wear and tear
- Herniated or Bulging Disc
- Pinched Nerve
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff injury
What are the Symptoms of Shoulder Pain?
The shoulders are one of the most widely used joints in the body. From brushing your teeth to opening your car door to reaching for the TV remote control, your shoulder joints are used every single day. Because of the complexity of this joint and how widely it is used, experiencing the symptoms of shoulder pain can impact every moment of your day. Common symptoms of shoulder pain include:
- Sharp, throbbing pain
- Limited movement
- Limited range of motion
- Swelling or bruising
- Numbness or tingling
If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of shoulder pain, get a head start on diagnosing your condition below.
HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN TREATED?
The experts at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine can help you determine the best treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore mobility to your shoulder joint. The severity of your diagnosis and condition will play a significant role in your treatment options.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Shoulder Pain
For mild shoulder pain, you can begin with non-surgical treatments to find pain relief and restore mobility. Common non-surgical treatment for shoulder pain include:
- Ice therapy
- Physical therapy
- Activity modification
- Steroid injection
Surgical Treatments for Shoulder Pain
For more serious shoulder pain or shoulder pain that results from trauma, you may need to consider a minimally invasive surgical treatment. In some situations, shoulder pain that lasts a long time can turn into a more serious condition such as a tendon tear. The specific minimally invasive surgery for you is highly dependent on the underlying condition that is causing your shoulder joint pain. Common minimally invasive surgical treatments for shoulder pain include:
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Rotator cuff repair
- Nerve Block
- Outpatient shoulder replacement
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