Do you find it difficult to lift your hand and take that box from the kitchen cabinet? Are your shoulders restricting yourself from throwing a ball into the air? If yes, it is high time you understand the fact that you have been suffering from severe shoulder pain. Diagnosing the cause of the ailment and seeking medical advice from an expert Orthopedic Consultant is a must for speedy recovery. Chennai Orthopaedic Center, led by Dr. Bharani Kumar Dayanandam, offers world-class healthcare facilities coupled with latest medical technology for rendering the best shoulder pain treatment in Chennai. The team of highly skilled and professionally qualified doctors renders their service day and night in helping out every patient who approaches them.
Shoulder consists of acromion, glenoid, clavicle, humerus and soft tissues etc. Ligaments, rotator cuff muscles and tendons support the shoulder and position it on the body in a right place. The shoulder joints such as the glenohumeral joint, the sternoclavicular joint and the acromioclavicular joints play a significant role in the movement of arms. To be precise, if there is an issue with the shoulder, your daily activities are affected, undoubtedly.
Causes of Shoulder Ailments
- Tears in the rotator cuff muscles
- Arthritis and Biceps Tendonitis
- Infection caused
- Lung cancers
- Much strain on shoulders due to manual labor
- Severe neck pain
- Previous medical history
At once you find out there is excessive shoulder pain; swelling, stiffing and weakness in the shoulder joints; and popping sound whenever the hand is lifted, a proper diagnosis ought to be done. The diagnosis tests range from X-ray to Arthroscopy.
Shoulder Pain Treatments
The shoulder pain at the initial stage is better removed through medication in order to put an end to the pain and swelling. Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) is the oral medicine commonly suggested by most of the physicians.
Physiotherapy is also carried out for making the shoulder flexible. Compression Bandages aid to cease the mobilization of the shoulder joints for a reason that the healing takes place very easily.
Corticosteroid Injection is a wise solution if the pain is not too severe.
If all these do not work well with the patient, he/she must opt for surgery. A few surgeries often done are:
The fractured bone is repaired by using hardware in such a way that all the broken bones are put and hold together.
Shoulder Replacement Surgery
In Conventional Shoulder Replacement surgery, an artificial socket and metal ball is used to replace the ball and socket joint. And, in Reverse Shoulder Replacement, the metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone, unlike the conventional method.