Shoulder Pain due to Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

What is Shoulder Pain due to Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder is a disorder where the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiff and abnormal bands of tissue form restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

How is Shoulder Pain due to Frozen Shoulder Diagnosed?

The joint becomes so tight and stiff that it is nearly impossible to carry out simple movements for example raising the arm. The range of movement is severely restricted.

What are the Causes?

The cause for frozen shoulder is unknown. Nonetheless, there are a number of risk factors which includes diabetes, stroke, accidents, lung disease, connective tissue disorders, and heart disease.

How to Prevent Shoulder Pain due to Frozen Shoulder?

To prevent shoulder pain due to frozen shoulder, a common recommendation is to keep the shoulder joint fully moving. Often a shoulder will hurt when it begins to freeze.

What are the Treatments?

The treatment is a combination of medication, physiotherapy and home exercise. Some patients require manipulation of the shoulder joint under anaesthesia to break down the abnormal tissue bands. Arthroscopic debridement of the scar tissue may be necessary for more severe cases.

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Shoulder Pain Due to Rotator Cuff Injury

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What is Shoulder Pain Due to Rotator Cuff Injury?

Rotator cuff injury is the damage to the rotator cuff. This condition is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

How is Shoulder Pain Due to Rotator Cuff Injury Diagnosed?

Diagnosis is done through understanding the patient’s history of activities and symptoms of pain in the shoulder. Plain x-rays are also done to exclude bony injuries. The MRI scan is the best to delineate the tissues of the shoulder.

What are the Causes?

The rotator cuff can be injured due to degeneration associated with aging or inflammation of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is also commonly injured by trauma for example falling and injuring the shoulder or overuse during sports activities. Rotator cuff injury is particularly common in people who perform repetitive overhead motions that can stress the rotator cuff. These motions are frequently associated with muscle fatigue.

What are the Treatments?

Treatment of rotator cuff injury depends on the severity of the injury to the tendons of the rotator cuff and the underlying condition of the patient. Mild rotator cuff disease is treated with ice, rest, anti- inflammatory medications and gradual exercise rehabilitation. More severe rotator cuff injuries require surgical repair.

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Shoulder Pain due to Acromioclavicular Osteoarthritis

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What is Shoulder Pain due to Acromioclavicular Osteoarthritis?

The acromioclavicular joint is a joint at the top of the shoulder. It is the junction between the acromion and the clavicle. This joint can develop degenerative arthritis and osteoarthritis.

How is it Diagnosed?

Patients with shoulder pain due to acromioclavicular osteoarthritis can usually localize it accurately with one finger on the spot. X rays may show evidence of osteoarthritis.

What are the Causes?

This condition is more common in people who do a lot of weight lifting. It is also more common with increasing age.

What are the Treatments?

Treatments include intra-articular injection with local anaesthetic or steroids combined with physical therapy, oral glucosamine supplements. Occasionally surgical procedures are required if conservative methods do not work.

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Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability

What is Shoulder Dislocation?

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the humerus separates from the scapula at the glenohumeral joint.

How is Shoulder Dislocation Diagnosed?

Diagnosis includes physical examination where there is a significant pain, which can sometimes be felt past the shoulder, along the arm. The person is unable to move the arm from its current position, there is associated numbness of the arm and a visibly displaced shoulder.[/learn_more]

What are the causes?

A common cause is due to injury to the shoulder during a fall or a sports related injury. Other causes may include very lax or hyper mobile joints.

What are the Treatments?

A surgical procedure of closed reduction is usually done to return the shoulder to its normal position.

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