While the shoulder may seem like a single moving joint, it is actually comprised of multiple joints that work together. The shoulder is a multiaxial joint, which is also known as a ball-and-socket joint. This structure enables the arms a significant range of motion, allowing the arms to move both in large circles and rotate on an axis. Due to its extensive mobility and flexibility, the shoulder is highly susceptible to instability problems.
Common Shoulder Conditions
Shoulder instability encompasses a wide range of conditions and usually occurs when the shoulder is dislocated from its socket, either from injury or severe overuse. Along with shoulder dislocation, numerous conditions can contribute to shoulder instability and cause pain in the joint, including:
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the main types of arthritis that can affect the shoulder. In osteoarthritis, the shoulder’s cartilage can wear away with use, while in rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system erodes the cartilage.
The labrum is a cup-shaped piece of cartilage that contributes to shoulder stability. It can be torn in two different ways, known as a SLAP tear and a bankart tear, most often due to overuse or sudden trauma.
Rotator Cuff Tear
Another shoulder structure that significantly contributes to stability is the rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that cover the head of the humerus. The rotator cuff can cause pain if it has been entirely torn or partially torn.
Shoulder tendonitis can also lead to shoulder pain due to inflammation in the tendons. This condition can also arise from being pinched by other structures in the shoulder.
With our specially designed treatments at Rejuvinix, we are able to reduce your shoulder pain and increase function without risky surgery.
Shoulder Pain Symptoms
You may be suffering from one of the above conditions if you experience the following symptoms in your shoulder:
- Shooting pain
- Stiffness or soreness
- Clicking or popping sensation
- Limited mobility
Shoulder Pain Treatment
Distinguishing which structure in the shoulder is causing you pain is crucial when creating a treatment plan to achieve the fastest and best results. At Rejuvinix, patients go through a comprehensive physical examination to determine the exact source of their pain. Once their condition is diagnosed, proper treatment may include the following:
At Rejuvinix, we offer a variety of personalized treatments to help you find relief from your shoulder pain. To learn more about which treatment is right for you, request an appointment today by filling out the form below.