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Shoulder Pain Treatment in Arlington TX

Your shoulder is made up of a complex system of bones that are held in place by ligaments, tendons and muscles. Tendons are cords of tissue that anchor the muscles to the bones. Ligaments hold the shoulder bones together. If anything goes wrong anywhere in this system, you could end up in pain. Anyone can experience shoulder pain. It doesn’t discriminate by age, race, gender or income level. No matter who you are, you can end up with a breakdown of the tissues and joints in your shoulder. You might find that you’re more prone to shoulder pain as you get older, or if you’re very athletic, or if you do a lot of manual labor. You might find it in just one area, or all the way down your arm. So, what exactly causes shoulder pain, and how is it treated? First, let’s talk about the causes. Shoulder pain isn’t always due to an injury. It can also be a complication of diseases of the heart, gall bladder or liver, and can be due to a spinal problem. Doctors diagnose problems in the shoulder by looking at your medical history, doing a physical examination, and sometimes recommending an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). If nothing unusual is found, your doctor will probably simply recommend the RICE treatment (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and will advise you to avoid doing anything that requires shoulder movement for at least 48 hours. If the pain persists, though, your doctor will consider other possibilities, like:
  • Separation
  • Dislocation
  • Rotator cuff tear or disease
  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
The treatment will vary depending on the nature of the problem. For instance, if your shoulder is dislocated, the doctor will push the shoulder back into position. If the trouble is arthritis, pain medications may be recommended, and you will likely also be advised to exercise in order to prevent further loss of movement. Shoulder separation will require rest and probably the use of a sling. Torn rotator cuffs almost invariably require surgery. Get Help for Shoulder Pain If your shoulder hurts, you don’t need to keep on suffering. You simply need to have the problem diagnosed, and a course of action recommended by a competent physician. Dr. Antonio Rozier has helped many patients to find relief from acute or chronic shoulder pain. Call Zen Interventional Pain and Wellness Center at 1-888-499-6908 to arrange an appointment.