Shoulders are the most movable human body joints. The wide motion range is provided by a group of 4 muscles and tendons known as the rotator cuff. However, you may experience shoulder pain if the bone around the rotator cuff changes, swells, or is damaged. Hence, you may feel pain in the shoulder when raising your arm above the head or moving it back or forward.
According to a study published in PubMed Central, pain in the shoulder is a disabling and common joint complaint. It showed that the incidence of pain in the shoulder in primary care annually is around 14.7/1000 patients with a 70 percent lifetime prevalence. Recovery in patients is slow than recurrence, while forty to fifty patients report persistent pain.
Pain in the shoulder may occur due to multiple reasons, diseases or conditions. However, the most common one is shoulder degeneration.
Shoulder degeneration is osteoarthritis of the shoulder. The risk of shoulder degeneration increases with age, especially in people above 50. However, young people are also at risk of this condition due to shoulder injuries such as bone fractures and dislocated shoulders.
There are two joints in the shoulder:
However, shoulder degeneration is more common in the Acromioclavicular joint. As osteoarthritis of the shoulder develops, the protective cartilage located at the bones end beings to wear away. The function of the cartilage is to facilitate smooth shoulder movement and actions.
Therefore, without this protective lining of the cartilage, the joints start to rub, causing bone-to-bone friction, which is quite painful. Severe pain in the shoulder can limit or inhibit movements and lower the quality of your life. Furthermore, it can also develop bone spurs.
These develop when the bone attempts to self-heal. However, if the cartilage wears away, it can’t repair or regrow itself. Hence, the bone spurs cause more friction, weakness, inflammation, and loss of shoulder functionality and motion.
Symptoms of shoulder degeneration may include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, book anappointment with us, as you could be dealing with shoulder degeneration. Our board-certified physician will evaluate your condition carefully and use multiple techniques for proper diagnosis. We will take your medical history.
Perform a physical examination to determine tenderness, motion loss, and severity of pain and look for symptoms in the surrounding tissues. This exam will help us determine if the muscle around the shoulder joint shows signs of weakness or atrophy due to lack of usage.
Based on the diagnosis, we’ll determine the best treatment plan for you to minimize pain so that you can enjoy quality living.Book an appointment with us Today.
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