While the shoulder is thought of as a single moving joint, it is actually comprised of multiple joints that work together. Movement of the shoulder is associated with a ball-and-socket joint, also called a multiaxial joint. They allow the arm to move both in a large circle and rotate on an axis.
The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body. While most ball-and-socket joints are known for being flexible, the shoulder allows for a significantly larger range of motion. Because of its high levels of mobility, however, the shoulder suffers from issues of instability. Instability occurs when the shoulder is dislocated from its socket, usually from injury or severe overuse. Other shoulder pain conditions include tendon tears, fractures, and arthritis.
The wearing down of cartilage within the shoulder can cause significant pain with any movement of the arm. With our specially designed treatments at Rejuvinix, we are able to reduce your shoulder pain and increase function without risky surgery.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
The most common cause of shoulder pain include:
- Pinched nerves
Symptoms of Shoulder Pain
Some common symptoms to look out for are:
- “Clicking” or “Popping”
Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Distinguishing which structure in the shoulder is causing pain is crucial when creating a treatment plan to achieve the fastest and best results. At Rejuvinix, patients will go through a comprehensive physical examination to determine their shoulder condition and what is causing them pain. Once the condition is diagnosed, proper treatment may include the following: