3 Common Shoulder Injuries and How to Treat Them

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Shoulder injuries are common, especially among athletes and individuals who perform repetitive motions daily. These injuries range from mild to severe and can significantly impact daily activities. Below are three common shoulder injuries and how to treat them.

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff consists of a set of tendons and muscles surrounding the shoulder joint, keeping the upper arm bone securely in the socket. Rotator cuff tears are a common type of shoulder injury, especially among athletes who frequently use their shoulders for overhead motions. Symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include weakness and pain in the shoulder, particularly when lifting the arm. Treatment options include rest, physical therapy and in severe cases, surgery.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons and bursae in the shoulder become compressed and irritated, causing pain and inflammation. This injury is often caused by repetitive overhead motions or poor posture. Symptoms of shoulder impingement syndrome include pain in the shoulder, especially when lifting the arm, and weakness in the affected shoulder. Treatment options include rest, physical therapy and in severe cases, surgery.

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, is when the shoulder joint becomes stiff and painful. The cause of a frozen shoulder is not always clear, but it often occurs after a shoulder injury or surgery. Frozen shoulder symptoms include stiffness and pain in the shoulder, especially when moving the arm. Treatment options include physical therapy and pain management. In some cases, surgery may be required to relieve the symptoms of a frozen shoulder.

Treatments for Shoulder Pain

If you are experiencing any of these shoulder injuries or any other musculoskeletal pain, seeking medical attention as soon as possible is essential. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we specialize in treating various musculoskeletal injuries, including shoulder injuries. We offer a range of treatments, including physical therapy, pain management and regenerative medicine.

Our team of experienced physicians and physical therapists will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan to help you recover from your injury and get back to your normal activities as quickly as possible. Do not let pain hold you back any longer – contact Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to schedule a consultation.

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