Shoulder Pain

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Arthritis
Shoulder joint inflammation may cause swelling, pain, and stiffness as a result of arthritis.

Bursitis
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities that reduce friction and assist in joint movement.  Chronic overuse, trauma, infection, or arthritis may cause inflammation, joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.  Symptoms usually improve with conservative treatment.

Muscle Pain
Muscle pain, aches, spasms, or tightness may result from damage to the muscles or nearby soft tissue.  Pain may be perceived at a location other than the original stimulus (referred pain). 

Fibromyalgia
Common syndrome where the person has whole body pain with “tender points” of pain in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues.  The cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, but often mimics other chronic pain problems.  Triggers for Fibromyalgia may include emotional or physical trauma, infections, activity, weather, anxiety, or stress.

Shoulder Pain Videos

This condition is a deterioration of the facet joints which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion.

Diagnostic procedure to determine if a specific facet joint is the source of a patient’s pain. During the procedure, an anesthetic medication is administered to block the nerves serving the painful facet joints.

Damage to the peripheral nervous system can be damage by disease, trauma, surgery, or many other factors. Damaged nerves can send confused or amplified signals to the brain, which can be perceived as pain. Sensations can range from a steady burning to a prickling, or electric shock.

This outpatient procedure is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. These small, tender knots can form in muscles or in the fascia (the soft, stretchy connective tissue that surrounds muscles and organs). The trigger point injection procedure takes only a few minutes to complete.

 

Cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) syndrome is a neck injury commonly caused by car accidents, falls, and contact sports. It results from a quick, jerking motion that forces the neck beyond its normal range of motion.

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