Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a very annoying condition as it can make simple task like picking up an object more difficult to do. You might find it hard to use your arm or your hand. There are many reasons why you may get a painful shoulder but getting the right treatment can help. The most common cause of shoulder pain is a problem with the tendons that attach your shoulder muscles to the bone of your upper arm. More than 50% of the people who have shoulder pain also have problems with their tendons. Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. But because of its wide range of movement also means that it’s easy to injure your shoulder.

Prevention for Shoulder Pain

  • Use ice and ibuprofen after exercising if you have past shoulder pain experience
  • Stretch and strengthen your rotator cuff tendons and shoulder muscles
  • If you are recovering from tendinitis, continue to perform range-of-motion exercises to avoid “frozen shoulder”

Signs of Shoulder Pain

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Weakness
  • Numbness
  • Swelling