Ignorance of shoulder pains could be risky

Shoulder pain should never be ignored and should be treated on the very onset. Often people tend to ignore the pains which, with time and age, transforms into severe issues, that could even land a person in the operation theatre.

The shoulder actually has several joints that work together with other bones to allow a wide range of motions. The most common cause of shoulder joint pain is rotator cuff tendinitis, which are common injuries to the tendons due to falls and impingement due to cuff weakness. Other than this, there are many bone conditions like Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, recurrent dislocation of shoulder and Rotator Cuff Tear.

In most of the cases pain in the shoulder area is ignored and this makes the disease aggravate. But in cases where the patient is cautious about the pain and visits the physician at a right time, most of the severe consequences could be avoided.

With the advancement of medical sciences, there are multiple ways available to find the root cause of the pain and remove the problems permanently, letting the person lead a healthy and pain-free life. Also, there are various treatment options available based on the cause of the pain. Post diagnosis, the doctor may suggest a rest, ice packs, painkillers, anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy and in some cases surgery as well.

At Citizens Specialty Hospital, doctors perform minimally invasive surgical procedures like Arthroscopy to treat the joint pains permanently. The surgeries are less painful and will have minimum impact on the life of the patients, ensuring faster recovery and least impact on the surrounding nerves and muscles. For arthritis patients, doctors also perform joint replacement arthroplasty surgeries for best results.

For cuff tendinitis and frozen shoulder physiotherapy including cuff strengthening and range of motion (ROM), exercise can relive pain. Cuff tear patients require arthroscopic cuff repair (double row). If it is not treated properly, patient may develop cuff tear arthropathy which requires reverse shoulder arthroplasty. For arthritis of shoulder, patients require shoulder arthroplasty to get relived of the pain.