Shoulder Pain and Injuries
Minor shoulder problems, such as sore muscles and aches and pains, are common. Shoulder problems develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. They can also be caused by aging.
Each time you move your shoulder, the shoulder joints are move. The shoulder has the greatest range of movement compare with the other joints. This large range of movement may lead to joint problem. People who does frequent weight lifting or overhead movements injures the shoulder easily.
You may experience pain, swelling, numbness, tingling sensation, weakness to your shoulders. Your shoulder’s range of motion may get affected as well.
Acute shoulder injury
An acute shoulder injury could be a fall and landed on the shoulder or fall on an outstretched arm. Pain may be sudden and severe.
Acute shoulder injuries include:
- ROTATOR CUFF TEAR – Damage to one or more of the four tendons that cover the shoulder joint, which may occur from a direct blow to or overstretching of the tendon.
- SHOULDER INSTABILITY / DISLOCATION – which occurs when the outer end of the collarbone (clavicle) separates from the end (acromion) of the shoulder blade because of torn ligaments. This injury occurs most often from a blow to a shoulder or a fall onto a shoulder or outstretched hand or arm.
Overuse shoulder injury
If you experience shoulder pain gradually and not recalling any cause of the pain, most likely it is an overuse shoulder injuries. Overuse shoulder injuries happens when you repeatedly do the same action and stress the shoulder joint.
Overuse shoulder injuries include:
- SHOULDER BURSITIS – Inflammation to the shoulder bursa.
- ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS – Inflammation to the shoulder tendon.
- FROZEN SHOULDER – a condition that limits shoulder movement.
- SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME – Overhead arm movements, which may cause tendons to rub or scrape against a part of the shoulder blade called the acromion. This rubbing or scraping may lead to abrasion or inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons.
Treatment for shoulder pain
Treatment for shoulder pain has to depends on the severity and the condition of the shoulder. There are non-surgical and surgical treatments available for different shoulder conditions.