People whose work constantly requires overhead reaching -cabin crews and many other manual laborers for example- may develop pain and discomfort in their shoulders. Athletes or even non-athletes whose hobbies require them to do the same- swimmers or even baseball players to name a few- may also develop this condition.
Your shoulder is composed of 3 bones namely:
Your rotator cuff is a group of muscles that maintain your shoulder in place. It holds the connection between all 3 bones with the “ball and socket” mechanism.
As mentioned above, athletes, cabin crews, and those who rely on repetitive overhead raises to do their job, are prone to developing this condition.
It may also be a direct result of injury or trauma to the shoulders.
Additionally, it may develop without any apparent reason. This condition is also linked to age. The older the person, the higher the chance of developing this condition. Lifestyle also plays a big role, as most people who develop this condition are habitual smokers.
Patient comes in to Orthosports Medical Center with pain in the shoulders. They may also have swollen shoulders swollen. It’s often associated with limited range of motion and loss of strength.
You would be asked by our orthopedic specialists to move your arms in different directions to determine your range of motion and strength. Additionally, you would be asked to locate the pain through movement and touch.
Radiologic imaging is then used to confirm the diagnosis. X-rays may be used to see the bones and determine their continuity (to rule out a fracture), the spaces in between them, and eliminate the possibility that bone spurs may be causing the symptoms. Following this, depending on the need as well, an MRI scan or ultrasound may be done to provide better images of what is in your joint.
The pain that one may be feeling around their shoulder could be related to,
To address your chief complaints, you and our specialists can decide as to which treatment is appropriate for your condition. Some of the choices would be as follows:
Of course, not all these options can be applied to your condition. It is always better to have yourself evaluated by an orthopedic specialist to have understand your condition and go with the management option that suits you best.
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