What are the causes of shoulder pain?
Shoulder pains may be caused by the problems that occur in the shoulder joint itself, as well as from other regions to the shoulder. The most common cause of shoulder pain is neck hernia. When the neck hernia compresses the nerves leading to the arm the patient can feel the pain in the shoulder area.
The majority of pain caused in shoulder joint consists of rotator cuff discomforts formed by the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. Rotator cuff tears, inflammation (tendinitis) and impingement syndrome (impingement syndrome) are common causes of shoulder pain. Shoulder dislocations, calcifications of the shoulder joints, inflammatory rheumatic diseases, metabolic and endocrine diseases, and pain from the gallbladder can also cause shoulder pain.
In patients who suffered from shoulder pain, laboratory tests such as laboratory, direct radiography, USG and MRI may be helpful in diagnosis and treatment plan.
SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME
The joint with the widest range of motion in our body is the shoulder joint. Shoulder squeezing syndrome, the most common cause of shoulder pain, is caused by the distortion of the shoulder joint and the muscles jabbing the shoulder bones. Depending on the size of the injury, sometimes even breaks may occur. Lifted the shoulder over 90 degrees, with the need to work upwards, the habit of sleeping with the shoulder joint stretched up, and the reasons such as trauma, cause the shoulder girdle to be stiff. As a result of this, the person complains of shoulder pains, which are increasing or suddenly appearing over time. Pain may occur as a result of movements require taking the arm back. Shoulder movements are further restricted as time goes on and the patient can not sleep cause of the aching shoulders at night.
The diagnosis of shoulder compressive disease is made by examining the patient with special test movements, and by direct radiography, USG and MR examination. In the treatment, the edema is initially reduced by anti-inflammatory drugs, ice and exercises. Then, along with physical therapy applications, exercise programs are applied for loosening hardened muscles around the shoulder, mobilizing the lessened movement of the joints, and strengthening the weak shoulder circumference muscles. In appropriate cases, manual therapy is useful. If the complaints persist despite 3 to 6 months of conservative treatment, surgical treatment is considered.