Here at Muscle Lab your health and recovery are the main priority. We've created Recovery plans specifically aimed at your injury. Your recovery process will begin with an injury assessment to determine the grade and depth of your shoulder pain. Health information about how the injury occurred and the amount of pain and swelling you're experiencing are vital.
SHOULDER PAIN TREATMENT & RECOVERY PLAN
Are you suffering from Shoulder Pain?
Check out Muscle Labs Recovery page and learn more about your injury, our treatment methods and preventative measures to take for next time around.
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR YOUR SHOULDER PAIN:
What we often refer to as just "the shoulder" is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm. That mobility, however, can lead to problems with instability or impingement of the soft tissue or bony structures in the shoulder, resulting in pain. Maybe you only feel pain only when you move your shoulder, or maybe you feel it all of the time. The pain may be temporary or it may continue. Muscle Lab is here to take that pain away!
CAUSES OF SHOULDER PAIN
Osteoarthritis cartilage is a smooth, cushiony tissue that covers the ends of your bones where they meet in a joint. Healthy cartilage helps joints move smoothly. But with time, cartilage can become worn or even damaged due to injury or an accident, leading to the development of osteoarthritis.
INFLAMMATION OF THE SHOULDER CAPSULE
Synovitis is when your synovial membrane becomes inflamed as a result of another condition or as a result of an injury. Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that occurs when your shoulder capsule thickens and becomes inflamed and tight. There may also be less synovial fluid to lubricate the joint. As a result, your shoulder becomes hard to move. Frozen shoulder may occur as a result of another condition, like diabetes; if the shoulder has been immobilised, like due to surgery or injury; or the cause can unknown.
Pain associated with an inflamed bursa is also common in the shoulder. A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between two structures, such as bones, muscles, and tendons. The bursa in your shoulder that sits between the rotator cuff tendon and the bony tip of the shoulder can become inflamed, most commonly with repetitive movements.
NECK AND UPPER BACK ISSUES
Problems with the joints and associated nerves of your neck and upper back can also be a source of shoulder pain. The pain from your neck and upper back is often felt at the back of the shoulder joint and/or through to the outside of your upper arm.
INJURY TO THE AXILLARY NERVE
The axillary nerve can be injured if you dislocate your shoulder or break your humerus.
If your shoulder is pulled back too hard or rotated too far, the top of your arm might pop out of its socket and become dislocated. You may feel pain and weakness in your shoulder and have swelling, numbness, and bruising.
OSTEOARTHRITIS ROTATOR CUFF TEAR
Rotator cuff tendons and muscles keep your shoulder stable and positioned correctly for your shoulder and arm to move.
SEPARATION OR FRACTURE
Separation can affect the joint where your collarbone and shoulder blade come together, called the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. A fall or hard blow can tear the ligaments holding the AC join together. If your collarbone gets pushed out of place, you’ll see a bump on top of your shoulder.
Fracture can occur when a bone can break or crack if you fall or take a hard hit. The most common breaks are to the clavicle and the humerus. If collarbone breaks, your shoulder may sag and you might not be able to lift your arm.
WHEN SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT SHOULDER PAIN?
If you feel shoulder pain radiating down your arm, or if you’re experiencing a tight feeling across the chest and shortness of breath, contact your healthcare provider immediately.