Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries can be either acute or chronic depending on when they are diagnosed and how long the pain / disability has been felt for. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. An acute shoulder injury occurs suddenly either through direct impact, over stretching a muscle, tendon or ligament, overusing a muscle or tendon or twisting of the shoulder joint. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems which can be developed slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines. Early detection & shoulder exercises are highly important to strengthen your shoulder muscles and prevent injuries.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

There are many different causes of shoulder pain.
Overhead activities, such as swimming or throwing a baseball, may cause pinching of the rotator cuff or biceps tendons. Occasionally, poor sitting posture may place increased stress on the shoulder and cause pain. Trauma such as falls or auto accidents can also injure the shoulder. Often, shoulder pain occurs with no apparent reason or specific injury.

Common Shoulder Problems

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Muscle Tension
  • Pulled Muscles (Strains)
  • Bruises Injuries to Nerves Fractures & Dislocation