A Look At the Causes & Measures of Shoulder Pain!

An important diagnosis for whatever pain or problem a person is experiencing is very important and that too from a certified pain management specialist. Shoulder pain is said to be as the most common complaint usually heard after different household chore, a packed up routine whole day or probably as a result some accidental injury. First of all the causes of the pain must be understood and then proper measures must be approached that will help in alleviating the pain.

Check for the Causes of the Pain

Below elaborated are the causes that might have lead you to chronic shoulder pain:

Frozen Shoulder

A condition, in which the joint becomes stiff to a greater extent such that the movement becomes difficult. It is also known as adhesive capsulitis. Physical therapy and stretching are said to be recommended in such a condition.

Rotator Cuff Tear

This is said to be a condition in which the rotator cuff separate from the bones. In case of no benefit from any treatment then surgery is said to be the only option to be chosen.

Shoulder Arthritis

Arthritis which is said to be as the painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints when comes in the form of shoulder, then there is a requirement of joint replacement surgery.

Calcific Tendonitis

It is described to be a condition in which the calcium starts depositing in the tendon which in turn leads to inflammation and then acute shoulder pain. Treatment of this condition is carried out according to the symptoms.

Shoulder Instability

By name itself, it can be understood that the shoulder becomes instable as a result of some traumatic injury, or the joint might have become lose or there is some dislocation.

Treatment Measures

The treatment measure that must be opted solely depends on the cause of the shoulder pain.

Ice Therapy Or Heat Therapy

Ice treatments are normally opted for acute injuries in order to reduce the swelling that has been appeared.

Heat therapy is used to alleviate the chronic conditions and thus lessen the stiffness and sprain.


The muscles and tendons surrounding the joint should be stretched gently

Cortisone Injections

An injection that helps fight inflammation to a greater extent.

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some shoulder pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anaesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.