Saturday, 3 June 2017

Shoulder Pain Treatments – relieving pain and stiffness

Our shoulder joint is one with a wide range of versatile motion. It is also one of the most complicated of the joints in our body. Shoulder pain can be quite disturbing not just because of severity or discomfort caused due to the pain, but due to its effect on free mobility.
Shoulder disorders highly limit movement or mobility, thus interfering with our daily life activities. Shoulder pain treatment depends on the cause, intensity and duration of the pain involved.
Anatomy of shoulder
Our shoulder consists of a number of joints that connects the muscles and tendons, enabling a wide range of flexible motion. A ball and socket joint, it consists of three bones, namely humerus which is the long arm bone, clavicle also called collar bone and scapular better known as the shoulder blade. An irregularity occurring in the normal working of these or the associated cartilages are known to cause shoulder pain.

Causes of shoulder pain
Shoulder pain is commonly caused due to the following problems: -
  • Instability which results in recurrent dislocation of the shoulder
  • Tendon irregularities such as inflammations as in tendinitis or bursitis, tendon tears and so on
  • Arthritis, mainly osteoarthritis which is usually found in aged patients due to wear and tear, rotator cuff tears and so on.
  • Fractures or broken bones caused due to injuries from fall or accidents.
  • Frozen shoulder which results in stiffness and pain
Shoulder pain treatment is planned after diagnosis tests to ascertain its cause and intensity. The various diagnosis tests include physical examination, X-rays, MRI or CT scans, arthroscopy and so on.
The treatment methodology followed for shoulder pain includes medications for managing pain and inflammations caused due to the disorder. In cases where the pain is not manageable by medications, surgery is performed. Surgical procedures like arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical procedure helps in effective treatment of shoulder pain.
Rathi Med Specialty Hospital based in Anna Nagar, Chennai, is specialised in advanced and latest treatment technologies for various orthopaedic disorders.

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