The Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management
Shoulder pain is usually either gradual onset or sudden onset. Gradual onset shoulder injuries are often from poor technique or overuse while sudden onset can be a strain or traumatic shoulder injury caused by impact or twisting.
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are very common and can be debilitating conditions, for both sports people and the non-sporting population. The shoulder girdle has the highest range of motion of any joint in the body which means it can be more prone injury.
Shoulder injuries can generally be divided into either sudden onset injuries, gradual onset injuries Those of a sudden onset tend to occur at a definite point of time, usually with instant pain from a forceful movement, impact to or landing on the shoulder
These may include rotator cuff tears, shoulder dislocations and AC joint injuries. A sub-section of sudden onset shoulder pain can include the fracture of the collar bone, scapular and neck of the humerus. Gradual onset injuries develop more gradually, without an obvious cause of pain. These include frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tendonitis and impingement syndromes.
Shoulder Pain Symptoms
- Swelling and or Bruising
- Sudden onset of pain
- Pain on stretching the chest muscles
- Pain in the shoulder joint
- Reduced shoulder range of motion
- Tender when pressing the collar bone
- Tender to touch the front of the shoulder
- Pain at the breast bone end of the collar bone
- Pain radiating into the shoulder
- Tender to touch the chest muscles
Getting a Diagnosis for your Shoulder Pain
If you have tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, see a doctor. He or she will take your medical history, examine you, and possibly perform tests. These may include X-rays, imaging scans, or blood tests. After the examination the pain management doctors and pain management professionals at CC4PM will clearly explain to you the condition, possible sources of your pain and which pain treatment will help elevate your pain along with possible course of action and next steps.
Our Doctor will help determine the best course of action to help you with your shoulder pain.
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