Lawrenceville Shoulder Pain Treatment
Treatment for Osteoarthritis, Rotator Cuff Tears & Other Injuries
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder that keep the arm connected to the shoulder socket. If these muscles are injured, you will have a difficult time moving your arm or shoulder without pain. Rotator cuff injuries usually manifest as a dull ache felt deep inside the shoulder. The pain can make it difficult to sleep and weaken the arm.
Most shoulder pains will go away on their own, but if your pain has not improved in 7 days then you should see a doctor. At Royal Blue Medical Center, we use evidence-based treatments and therapies to treat rotator cuff injuries and other shoulder pain conditions.
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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain
Understanding what is causing your shoulder pain is key to treating it. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Impingement syndrome
- Torn cartilage
- Torn rotator cuff
- Bone spurs
- Swollen bursa sacs or tendons
- Broken or dislocated shoulder
- Broken arm
- Frozen shoulder
- Overuse or repetitive use injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Heart attacks
- And more
To diagnose your pain, your doctor may use an X-ray or MRI and ask questions about your pain.
They may also recommend surgery, but you should not accept this recommendation without evaluating the longevity of your shoulder pain and exploring all other treatment options first.
Risk Factors for Chronic Shoulder Pain
If you are young and have never suffered a shoulder injury before, then chances are the pain you are feeling is temporary. Understanding the risk factors and symptoms of chronic shoulder pain will help you determine whether you need medical treatment.
Risk factors for shoulder injuries and conditions include:
- Being age 40 or older
- Participating in and training for sports activities
- Working jobs where repetitive shoulder movement is required
- Family history of shoulder problems
- Sustaining previous shoulder injuries
No matter your risk factors, you should always consult a doctor if your shoulder pain lasts for more than a week.
For compassionate care from skilled pain specialists in Lawrenceville, call (770) 766-4609 today.