Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pains are quite common and can be caused by a number of different factors. Some of the common shoulder problems are:

  • Poor posture

Many people suffer from extremely bad posture. We tend to sit or walk in the position that is the most comfortable for us, but this is not a good idea. Over a period of time, we become used to a slouching position and it is increasingly difficult to correct this bad posture. It is a bad posture because, as we get older, our bones, muscles and all of their attendant parts, settle into this position and cause us to not be able to stand erect.

  • Frozen shoulder

This is a very strange disorder than can suddenly appear, for no explicable reason. It causes pain and lack of mobility in the shoulder. It is almost always temporary, but can last a year or two. Then, one day, it just disappears again.

  • Rotator cuff disorders

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that allow the shoulder to function correctly. If severe stress is put on this area, there could be problems. For obvious reason this problem is often experienced by sportsmen, like baseball players, who use their shoulders excessively.

  • Osteoarthritis

This normally occurs in older people. As the bones lose density and as normal wear and tear occurs, the tissues can become inflamed. The shoulder can suffer prom pain and a loss of mobility.

  • Broken arm

If you break your arm, there could be unusual stress on the shoulder, you will be moving in different ways and the shoulder will have to adapt to this. This can cause problems, that will almost always be temporary.

As many as 35% of people will suffer from some form of shoulder disorder during their life. Most of these problems will be temporary and are more uncomfortable than dangerous in any way. The most important thing is to have the problem correctly diagnosed as early as possible. The longer you wait, the more serious the problem can become. Talk to us as soon as you can and we can discuss a treatment program for you. Remember, than while painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication can subdue the pain they cannot solve the problem and they have side effects.