Shoulder Pain

According to numerous studies shoulder pain affects around 22% of adults. The symptoms of shoulder pain can include persistent pain near the shoulder which can impact an individual's ability to do normal tasks at home. Most of the people experience temporary shoulder pain which may be caused by either some accident or injury. Shoulder Pain can usually be treated by Physiotherapy, however in extreme situations you may require surgical treatment as well.  

What causes Shoulder Pain:

  • Shoulder Dislocation

  • Fracture

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Arthritis

  • Rotator Cuff Injury

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Tendinitis

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

  • Unable to move shoulder joint in normal range

  • Persistent pain in the shoulder joint

  • Unable to lift the arm in a horizontal position

  • A click or pop sound in the shoulder

  • Night pain or unable to lie down on the same side while sleeping

  • Severe pain in the shoulder while going up or down at specific angles

  • Shoulder Pain while doing daily routine activities

Shoulder Pain diagnosis:

  • Your doctor will analyse the following movements to understand about your problem:

    • Unable to move shoulder joint in normal range

    • Persistent pain in the shoulder joint

    • Unable to lift the arm in a horizontal position

    • A click or pop sound in the shoulder

    • Night pain or unable to lie down on the same side while sleeping

    • Severe pain in the shoulder while going up or down at specific angles

    • Shoulder Pain while doing daily routine activities

  • If there is some serious issue, your doctor might recommend other tests like:

    • X-ray

    • Bone Scan

    • CT Scan

    • MRI

    • Blood and Urine tests

Ways of treatment:

  • Shoulder pain treatment depends on the intensity and cause of the pain. Following are some of the way to treat Shoulder Pain:

    • For temporary Pain relief: Medicines (like painkillers), Hot pack etc.

    • For reducing swelling or inflammation, you can use an ice pack or a cold pack

    • Certain Injections containing corticosteroids, Hyaluronic Acid and Platelets Rich Plasma are given to the patient to provide pain relief to the patient which may last a few months.

    • For long term improvement Physiotherapy treatment of Shoulder pain is recommended which involves strengthening of shoulder muscles. It has been proven as an effective way for the treatment of most of types of Shoulder pain. It should be done at a place where the patient is most comfortable and under the guidance of a trained physiotherapist. YourPhysio provides online physiotherapy sessions at the comfort of your home under the guidance of an experienced physiotherapist.

    • Surgery is one possible remedy if there is no alternative treatment available for the patient Eg. Shoulder Replacement, Rotator Cuff surgery etc.

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Myths about Shoulder pain:

 
  • The cause of all shoulder pain is Arthritis.

  • Painkillers is the only way to treat your shoulder pain

  • Some massage therapies and ointments will cure your shoulder pain without you having to strengthen your shoulder muscles

  • A steroid injection will cure your shoulder pain

  • I cannot get red of shoulder Pain as I am old.

  • Surgery is the only possible way to cure shoulder pain

How does YourPhysio help:

  • YourPhysio has a team of physiotherapists with over 30 years of experience in treating patients across the world. YourPhysio has been providing in clinic physiotherapy care as well as online physiotherapy sessions for the last few decades.

How Online Physiotherapy Works?

Step 1: Tele Consultation

  • History of condition/pain is captured

  • Sr. Physio finds the root cause of pain by guided motions

  • 3D tech used for patient education

Step 2: Live Treatment Session

  • 31+ yrs experience therapists create your personalised plan

  • Real-time feedback & monitoring by Sr. Physios

  • Alternative at-home equipment proposed

Step 3: Monitor Progress via App

  • App access to exercise videos & materials

  • In-app outcome measuring tools to monitor progress

  • Patient can send SOS pain alert to therapist

  • We have provided physiotherapy care to over 20,000 people across the globe. We have seen similar results in both approaches (In clinic care and Online physiotherapy care). The patient is more relaxed, comfortable, and regular in the case of online physiotherapy treatment as he doesn't have to travel to a clinic every day. 

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How can you prevent Shoulder Pain:

  • Avoid lifting heavy weights in wrong postures

  • Avoid overdo of overhead activities

  • Do proper warm up before doing any heavy exercise

  • Strength your shoulder muscles to lower the risk of getting injured

  • Be smart about the kind of exercises that you do. Contact a professional if you are having Osteoarthritis or any other medical condition

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