Managing Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a sensitive active joint. The rotator cuff in the shoulder has four tendons, which engage in expansive range-of-motions (ROM). Inflammation, swelling, tearing, or bony adjustments near these tendons will incite pain, when the arm moves aerially or engages backward and frontward ROM.

General reasons for shoulder strain

The tendon traverses beneath a tautened bone curvature in the shoulder. Generally, shoulder pain is when tendons are tethered below this arch. Consequently, constrained tendons are inflamed and strained which is rotator cuff tendonitis. It can happen from:

  • routine overuse because of senescence
  • constant and taxing, aerial ROM
  • or simply strain

Shoulder pain can be from:

arthritis, bursitis, fracture in the shoulder bone, frozen shoulder syndrome, or shoulder dislocation

Be cautious of aggravating symptoms of shoulder pain

Abrupt compression and shoulder pain that diffuses above the neck or causes suffocation, vertigo, or perspiration require immediate medical attention. Spasmodic shoulder pain may be a heart attack symptom.

A jolt to a strained shoulder (with swelling, bruising, or bleeding) needs to be diagnosed for a fracture or dislocation.

Be attentive of:

  • fever, swelling, or redness
  • rigidness in the joint
  • protracted pain (lasting more than two weeks)
  • arm discoloration (red and blue) and swelling

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