shoulder pain treatment

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Shoulder pain can be caused due to an injury, mechanical or muscular issues, arthritis of the neck or a trapped nerve.

Shoulder pain - causes and symptoms

Common shoulder pain causes

Common causes: Sprains, brachial plexus injury, fractures, dislocated shoulder.
Rotator Cuff tear: The cuff refers to a group of muscles encompassing the shoulder. Overuse of these muscles can cause shoulder pain.
Adhesive Capsulitis: Adhesive Capsulitis, or known as Frozen Shoulder, is a condition in which the shoulder capsule and the tissues around become inflamed and stiff, causing severe pain in the shoulder region.

Common shoulder pain symptoms

  • Pain at rest and at night
  • Pain when slept one side (the affected side)
  • Pain when lifting your arms or while lowering it
  • Shoulder pain with specific movements
  • A crackling sensation when moving your shoulder
  • Pain and stiffness that makes the shoulders difficult to move
  • Dull, achy pain in one shoulder

When to seek help for shoulder pain?

  • Continuous and persistent
  • Severe
  • Inability to use the joint or move your arm
  • Swelling or redness