Your shoulder is known as being the most mobile joint in your body. Impressive indeed, but being the most mobile joint also has its disadvantages. The considerable ranges of movement your shoulder can accomplish can make it unstable, which can cause shoulder problems to be a common occurrence. One reason shoulder injuries are so common is because the ball component in the upper arm of the joint is bigger than its positioned socket. In addition, the shoulder socket is proportionately shallow, thus making the joint itself unstable. Injuries also often occur in the tendons, muscles and ligaments due to damage in the soft tissue from overuse, underuse or an accident that causes deterioration. And though shoulder pain is often localized, it can radiate to other parts of the body. These are all reasons shoulder injections may be necessary for Plano residents suffering from shoulder pain. Here are some common shoulder conditions that could cause you pain or limited range of motion.
The function of your rotator cuff is to provide stability in your shoulder joint. When your rotator cuff muscle tears due to an accident, overuse or age, it may not be able to be repaired. Though this is a severe case, rotator cuff tears are painful and cause limited mobility.
As with most joints in your body, the shoulder joint is susceptible to arthritis. Cartilage in the shoulder joint can become thin and eventually wear out, causing your bones to rub together. Treatments are recommended to ease pain and discomfort.
Because your shoulder provides such a high range of motion, it is susceptible to dislocation. Once a dislocation has occurred, you are at an increased risk for more.
If you are suffering shoulder pain or discomfort, we offer treatments that can resolve the issue. Contact us today for further information.