If you are having an uncomfortable shoulder or a sore feeling in the shoulder area, you might have been exploring options to get rid of the same. In order to treat pain, there are various kinds of internal and external medications. Most of them are available through OTC (Over The Counter). The pain can be suppressed by going through the medication. While self medication is dangerous, it is very dangerous to treat the pain without searching for the cause of the pain. When you give treatment to the root of the cause, there will be permanent relief from the pain. You will enjoy great health and there will not be any side effects on the body.
Shoulder pain might be the result of many reasons. Your age, occupation and the injuries that you suffered in the past will be counted in this scenario. The causes of shoulder pain include tendinitis, rotator cuff tear, arthritis and trauma.
If you get a direct blow on the shoulder, you might suffer with shoulder pain. The injury will be caused to the joint. The pain will be generated through shoulder dislocation, broken bone and separations. The collar bone might be broken very easily. In order to rectify the issue, you might want to go through surgery as well.
If the intensity is less, the arm will be supported with a sling and proper movement will be ensured. Through physiotherapy, the shoulder will be restored to its normalcy.
Rotator cuff tear
When the rotator cuff tears off there will be pain in the shoulder. Rotator cuff tear may happen through an injury’s impact. The wear and tear that happens at various parts will lead to impingement syndrome. There will be weakness in the shoulder area. Sometimes, the arm will not cooperate with you as you cannot lift it up. In such cases, the doctor will examine the shoulder. There are two methods to trace the defect. Either special X-ray will be suggested or ultrasound testing will be performed to trace the issue present in the joint. These non-destructive tests can be performed very easily. Especially, ultrasound testing is very common now-a-days. In some patients, even though rotator cuff tear happens, there will not be any pain in the shoulders. Surgery is performed if it cannot be healed through normal processes. For some patients, surgery is suggested if the bone healing takes a long time. In most of the cases, physiotherapy can be used quite successfully to come out from the pain.
Arthritis might be caused due to wear and tear of the joints. There are various types of arthritis. When the pain arises due to wear and tear, it is termed as osteoarthritis. The joints that are affected in this process are acromioclavicular and glenohumeral joints. By going through physiotherapy and medication, it is possible to treat sore shoulder. Cortisone injections are administered to treat some patients. Extreme cases, surgery will be suggested.
The over usage of the tendons will lead to inflammation and it might result in sore shoulder.