Updated: Apr 20, 2018
Shoulder pain indicates some kind of injury, strain or an ailment. This pain may originate from the shoulder joint itself or muscles, tendons, ligaments that surrounded the joint. Shoulder pain may even affect the structures in the abdomen and chest area. Ailments like gall bladder disease or heart disease are often experience with shoulder pain.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Tendon Inflammation. In sport persons Rotator cuff Tenditis is mostly common type.
Instability of shoulder
Adhesive capsulitis which is commonly known as frozen shoulder.
Myofascial pain syndrome
Shoulder contusion and strain
Precaution of Shoulder Pain
To prevent avoid overusing the shoulders and carefully use when participating in any physical activities. Proper body mechanics , postures, warm up, stretching are the precautionary mechanism of shoulder pain.
First of all to rest the shoulders and try to avoid activities which can increase the pain. Applying ice or heat on the affected area.
Medications such as analgesic can be use to relieve pain and non steroidal drugs can be used to reduce pain. Antibiotics are used to treat shoulder pain that is caused by infection.
Cortisone injections are used to treat some of the shoulder pain.
Physical therapy (eg. Ultrasound, electric stimulation, cyrotherapy) may be used to reduce pain and inflammation and to strengthen the muscle.
Surgery may be necessary to treat serious shoulder conditions. Arthritis shoulder joints may require joint replacement which is called Arthoplasty.