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Shoulder pain: a constant irritation

The shoulder is the only joint which remains active at least 24 hours a day. It keeps moving even when individuals are sleeping. It is also the most flexible joint of the body and can be rotated in a different direction. However, pain in the shoulder is as much irritating. You would meet almost every day with at least one individual complaining about shoulder pain but most of them would mostly ignore the pain. They would not think it important to get medical treatment. But they would soon realize that they are not even able to reach their own cupboards to get their clothes and if they would try, they would have to bear a shocking intensity of pain. Enhanced chronic shoulder pain can be very dangerous.

What is chronic shoulder pain?

Pain in the shoulder, arm, or elbow all is known as chronic shoulder pain. This pain also effects on the collarbone and off course the shoulder blade. The pain in the shoulder blade is the worst kind of pain a person is prone to bear. The medical term for the shoulder pain is deltoid pain and causes of this type of pain are various. A common reason for shoulder pain is damage of the rotator cuff which mostly occurs with the athletes especially to golf players and soccer players as well as to hockey players. The reason for this is that they use their shoulder in a specific manner which affects their shoulder cuff. The problem of the shoulder cuff is also known as the tendonitis. Frozen shoulder is another reason which causes shoulder pain. In some cases, the chronic shoulder pain itself can lead to a frozen shoulder. Biceps tendons are also cause for chronic shoulder pain; however, this problem only affects the front side of the shoulder. This problem occurs because of the torn muscles of the biceps. Slap tear is another medical condition which leads to shoulder pain. This pain is related to glenoid labrum joint of the shoulder. Injuries like shoulder dislocation and instability due to some accident are the worst kind of pain which leads to chronic shoulder pain.

Treatment

The immediate treatments for these diseases are ice packs or hot water bottles. These methods reduce the intensity of the pain to some extent, however in some situations like dislocation; it gets important for the patient to visit doctors as soon as possible. Ice packs and hot water bottles can control the swelling to some extent but cannot cure it completely. Exercise and physical therapies also work for chronic shoulder pain Treatment.

However, if you have tried all the treatments and still suffering from the pain, you can go for the non-surgical treatments like stem cell therapy. This treatment also works for patients who have failed shoulder surgery issues.

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Do you know shoulder pain can be lung cancer?

Shoulder pain is so common all around the world. There are at least 20% of people all around the world who suffer shoulder pain at some stage of their life. However, the ratio of older people with chronic shoulder pain is higher than youngsters. This is because after a specific time in life bones start losing calcium which weakens the bones and muscles start paining a lot. There are various causes of shoulder pain and each cause can be cured with different treatment method. The initial treatment for chronic shoulder pain comprises pain medication and physiotherapy. Doctors also prescribe vitamin D supplements in case the reduction is weakening the bones and causing pain.

Causes of chronic shoulder pain

The medical conditions which can result in chronic pain in the shoulder are glenohumeral osteoarthritis, cuff rotator pathology, and adhesive capsulitis. This issue can also occur due to the acromioclavicular osteoarthritis. Doctors use lab diagnosis to evaluate the exact and accurate cause for the pain and suggest treatments accordingly.

What are the treatments?

The chronic shoulder pain treatments have been categorized into different types including activity modification, medication, injections, physical therapies, and surgical treatments.

Medication

There are medications like opiate medication, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and such; however these treatments provide short term pain relief with no surety of the outcome. Doctors cannot promise of the pain relief or for how long pain will remain in control. There are also risks attached to the pain medication which is why doctors mostly do not prescribe a large dose of these medications.

Physical therapy

There is not any one type of physical therapies which are proving useful for the treatment, in fact, a big large of the therapies are being performed. The pain is being alleviated with the help of heat or ice therapies. Doctors also use ultrasound therapies and hyperthermia as a chronic shoulder pain treatment. If the muscle strain is the reason behind the pain, doctors think strengthening and stretching exercises are the best to cure the pain. It can also help in controlling the intensity of the pain.

Injection

During the chronic shoulder pain treatment, doctors use local anesthetic with the corticosteroid injections. Doctors inject the injections on the damaged area which can be e subacromial space, acromioclavicular joint, or glenohumeral joint. These are the areas which are commonly known to be damaged in case of shoulder pain. It has been observed during many treatments that patients who have adhesive capsulitis are more responsive towards the intra-articular injections and they are a probe to get relief.

Surgical treatment

If the surgeries do not work properly, doctors try to cure the problem with the operative surgery. However, the recovery rate of the patients after the surgeries is very low. Doctors try each and every chronic shoulder pain treatment before going with the surgery.

Nonsurgical shoulder pain treatment

The nonsurgical chronic shoulder pain treatment is based on regenerative medicines based on stem cell therapies and PRP treatment. Surgeons replace the damaged or dead blood cells of the muscle tissues with the active cells or platelets to cure the disease.

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Treating Work Injury

The common mistake most people make is to overlook injuries and do not get the treatment as soon after getting injured. This sort of behavior, increase your chances to get many other health issues that disturbs your both professional and personal lives. In our society, there are two basic reasons behind the increased number of injuries, one is injuries inthe workplace. The most common injuries associated with these two reasons are shoulder injury, knee injury and back injury, and the most vulnerable part of your body to injury is your back. Whether you are driving or working at the workplace the most sensitive part of your body is your back and if it gets injured that take off your ability of walking, standing and sitting.

Causes of Work Injury

Some common causes for work injury are:

  • Lifting
  • Falling
  • Cutting
  • Repetitive motion

Which Workers Are More Vulnerable To Injury?

If you see overall, so everyone is vulnerable to physical injury, but workers working at the workplace are more vulnerable to injuries than others as they come across sometimes various sorts of hazardous situations while performing their duties. Following are the names of workers who have high chances of being injured at the workplace.

  • Nursing Assistants
  • Laborers
  • Heavy machinery Operators
  • Truck Drivers
  • Heavy object lifters
  • Workers working in a warehouse
  • Workers aged between 45 and 54

Many doctors say that in most workplace injury cases the culprit is overexertion and muscular, skeletal disorders account for approximately 33 percent of the cases. If you work in a physically demanding industry, then it means that you have a greater risk of getting a work related injury.

The Treatment Options For Work Injury

There are many non-invasive and nonsurgical treatment options for both sorts of injuries, and following are the most common ones.

  • Overall Medical Exam
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Injections
  • Electromyogram (EMG)and/or Electromylogram
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Medication Management
  • Neurostimulation Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Injections

 

Conclusion

After getting an injury, the first concern for, you will be to find the right place to get your injury treated well and in this regard “Pain Management Institute” is the right place to visit. It offers you all the treatment facilities under one roof and has doctors whose experiences are unbeatable, when it comes to treat patients of both sorts of injuries. So do not waste time and get the right treatment by calling on (815) 464-7212for an appointment. We have been helping work injury patients from Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox , Orland park, Tinley park, Chicago heights, Olympia field , Kankakee, Bourbonnais, Monee, Manhattan , Joliet, Flossmoor, Homewood , Oak lawn, Calumet city, Burr Ridge and Hinsdale.

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