The shoulder joint is a true marvel of engineering. The shoulder combines the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm (clavicle, scapula, and humerus) to create the most movable joint in the body.
Because the shoulder is so movable and is used constantly throughout the day, it is incredibly easy for a shoulder injury to occur.
For shoulder pain treatment in Los Angeles, CA, visit Healthpointe. We can treat a variety of shoulder injuries, from strain or stress to dislocation and rotator cuff tears. We have provided medical care in the LA area since 1974, and we pride ourselves on the high-quality orthopedic services we can provide.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
A shoulder can be injured in a variety of ways. For example, bursitis of the shoulder, a relatively simple injury, occurs when the bursa, a fluid-filled cushion, wears down, which can occur because of age or overuse.
More severe shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff tears and dislocation, usually occur due to more strenuous shoulder activity. Rotator cuff tears are common in baseball and volleyball players because of the repetitive strain on their shoulders.
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
The symptoms of shoulder pain are as varied as the causes. Generally, you can expect to have a dull ache in the shoulder that becomes more intense when you move your shoulder. The pain may radiate down your arm, and you might experience weakness in the hand or fingers. Swelling and inflammation can also occur.
Treatments for Shoulder Pain
Shoulder injury treatment options range from taking NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to undergoing surgery. Inconvenient injuries such as frozen shoulder and bursitis are relatively easy to treat, while rotator cuff tears, osteoarthritis, and dislocation will require more advanced treatment. Physical therapy is commonly prescribed, and some major injuries might require surgery.
To learn more about the shoulder pain treatment options at Healthpointe in Los Angeles, CA, call us at (800) 956-2663 or fill out this form to request an appointment.