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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are common in sports and vehicular accidents as well. Most shoulder injuries do not involve the bones that make up the shoulder, but rather the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

 

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Shoulder injuries can be caused by tendonitis / bursitis, injury / instability, arthritis and in some rare cases tumors, infection, and nerve-related problems.

Tendons are the tissue that connect muscles to bones. With tendonitis, there is a wearing process that happens over time from excessive, repetitive use, disease or sudden injury. Rotator cuff injuries are the most common of these types of disorders and can occur in athletes as well as non-athletes in accident-injury situations as well. Many times a person can have a partially torn rotator cuff and not know it. They can be involved in an accident where the rotator cuff is torn more severely and renders the shoulder in need of corrective surgery.

The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that covers and protects joints from friction from the movement of the shoulder. Bursitis is the inflammation of this sac and surrounding tissue and often coincides with tendonitis.

Shoulder instability can be caused by an injury or can occur over time. Instability can be caused by a sudden blow causing a partial or complete dislocation of the shoulder from the socket. A dislocated shoulder needs to be stabilized then treated by appropriate medical personnel experienced in diagnosing and treating shoulder problems. A shoulder separation can also occur in sports or by accident and is often associated with an injury to the acromioclavicular joint (AC). A labral tear can also occur due to dislocation of a joint.

Arthritis can also be the cause of intense shoulder pain. Besides long-term wear and tear and inflammation, arthritis can also be related to sports or work injuries. While arthritis in the shoulder is not as common as it is in the knee or hip area, it can be quite painful and involve joint replacement therapy.

Shoulder Injury Indicators

  • Inability to raise arm or carry objects
  • Deformity of joint caused by injury
  • Pain while sleeping or resting
  • Pain lasts more than several days
  • Swelling or bruising around joint
  • Fever, redness, warmth or other signs of infection

If any of the above shoulder injury indicators are experienced then a medical examination is in order. Don't delay as early treatment will yield the most adequate results.

For those with minor shoulder injuries, some common treatments include rest, ice and heat application, stretching and anti-inflammatory medication. For those with moderate injuries physical therapy and cortisone injections may be needed. For the most severe shoulder injury, reparative surgery will be needed.

The most important aspect of shoulder injuries, though is early detection and treatment. By seeking medical treatment early many complications may be avoided later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

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