The shoulder joint has wide range of motion. In case you face any issue with the shoulder, the ability to move your shoulders becomes difficult. It can result in severe pain and discomfort.
What are the causes of shoulder pain?
There are different factors and possible conditions that add to shoulder pain. The main cause stated is rotator cuff tendinitis. The condition is marked by inflamed tendons.
Yet another main cause of shoulder pain is impingement syndrome wherein the rotator cuff gets stuck between the humeral head and acromion.
The pain in the shoulder sometimes occurs as an outcome of injury to a different part of your body like biceps and neck. It is also termed as referred pain.
Some other causes that result in shoulder pain
- Cartilage tear
- Ruptured tendons
- Entrapped nerve in shoulder or neck
- Bone spurs
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Spinal cord injury
How is shoulder pain diagnosed?
When you visit any physiotherapist, he/she would assess the cause of the shoulder pain. Also, your doctor would check your medical history and then carry out a physical examination.
The therapist will check for swelling and tenderness and examine your shoulder mobility and joint stability. For thorough examination, he may suggest imaging tests like MRI/X-ray, etc to have clear pictures of the shoulder to aid proper diagnosis.
How can Physiotherapy be helpful to manage shoulder pain?
To get rid of shoulder pain, physiotherapy proves to be effective treatment than its counterparts. We at Synapse Physio provides the professional physiotherapy care where Dr. G.K. Balaji would carry out a general examination from different angles which would help him observe the shoulder to aid further treatment.
You will be asked to carry out some active movements to help the physiotherapist evaluate shoulder movements and identify the pain, joint range motion, shoulder strength etc. Once the entire evaluation is done, the physiotherapist would diagnosis and plan an appropriate treatment plan to treat your condition.