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Shoulder Pain

Discover treatments for the many symptoms that come with shoulder pain.
Shoulder Pain
Discover treatments for the many symptoms that come with shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain Treatment in St. Petersburg, FL.

The shoulder is an efficient combination of joints, muscles, and tendons that enable a wide variety of movements and ranges of motion. However, the shoulder is prone to a variety of injuries and conditions. In fact, shoulder pain will affect up to 70 percent of the population in their lifetime. It can be disabling and result in a host of unwanted consequences.
Below are some of the most common painful shoulder conditions:

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Biceps Tendinitis

The biceps tendon is a structure that connects the biceps muscle to the humerus (upper arm bone) near the shoulder joint. Biceps tendinitis, a common cause of shoulder pain, is an irritation or inflammation of the upper part of the tendon.

Causes

Often, biceps tendonitis is due to wear and tear and is often considered an overuse injury. It can also be connected to other shoulder issues, such as instability, shoulder impingement, or a rotator cuff injury.
Repeated motion in work or sports that uses an overhead type of activity can cause biceps tendonitis. Work such as construction, painting, plumbing, and sports such as volleyball, tennis, and baseball are examples of overuse and can facilitate biceps tendonitis.
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Bursitis

Bursitis is inflammation of a Bursa. When a bursa becomes inflamed, it is called bursitis. This inflammation can lead to uncomfortable symptoms and may negatively affect nearby tissues, such as tendons and muscles.
To understand bursitis, it helps to know a few key terms:

A bursa may be categorized by the tissue it lies next to. In the shoulder, the most commonly injured bursa is the Subacromial bursa, which sits between the supraspinatus muscle and the shoulder bone.

When inflamed, a bursa’s lining thickens and may produce too much synovial fluid, causing the bursa to swell. An inflamed, swollen bursa may be several times the size of a normal, healthy bursa and is extremely sensitive and painful.

Rotator Cuff Tear

The rotator cuff is involved every time you move your shoulder. It helps to stabilize the shoulder. It is one of the most commonly injured areas of the shoulder. Rotator cuff tears can either be partial or incomplete (a tear that is frayed) or complete, which entails a tear that goes completely through the tendon.

Causes

There are two main causes of rotator cuff tears. They can occur from an acute injury, such as a fall, severe twisting or stretch, or stress placed on the shoulder from improper lifting, especially if the object is heavy. However, most rotator cuff tears occur due to progressive degeneration (wear and tear) over time. The incidence of tears increases with aging. It is important to determine the cause of a rotator cuff tear since this impacts the recommended treatment.

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Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement syndrome, which is also sometimes called “bursitis” or “tendinitis,” occurs with the repetitive compression (“impingement”) of the rotator cuff during movement. A thorough and careful examination is the best approach to a personalized diagnosis.
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Causes

Shoulder impingement is also the result of repeated overhead activity involving the shoulder. It can also be caused by a shoulder injury. Finally, in some cases, there is no known cause of the condition.

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, technically called adhesive capsulitis, is a condition causing stiffness, pain, and immobility in the shoulder joint. It is due to a thickening and tightening of the shoulder joint capsule, which restricts the range of motion and movement.

Causes

While the causes are usually unclear and cannot be identified, some people suffer frozen shoulder following a recent injury or fracture to the area, which resulted in a need to immobilize the shoulder. In about 10 to 20 percent of cases, it can be caused by diabetes. Other medical problems may put people at risk for frozen shoulder (hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, Parkinson’s, and cardiac disease).

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