Shoulder pain

shoulder pain

What is Shoulder Pain Treatment? What are the methods?

Pain that starts from the collarbone and extends to the scapula due to deformations on the shoulder joint or neck-related disorders such as neck hernia and neck flattening is called shoulder pain, and different treatment methods are applied in the treatment of shoulder pain. 

What is Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is a result of discomfort in the cartilage, soft tissues, muscle and nerve cells around the shoulder, inflammation of the flexible tissue surrounding the shoulder joint, also known as frozen shoulder, or neck hernia on the neck, nerve compression in the neck. Pain in the shoulders is the most common type of pain after low back pain and can usually be treated with different methods without the need for surgical operation. 

What Are the Types of Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is examined in two different types as acute and chronic. Acute type of shoulder pain occurs as a result of sudden physical impacts such as falling, forcing, hitting, fracture or dislocation, and often it may not be noticed immediately, it may take time for the pain to occur and cause movement restriction problems. Although surgical intervention is needed in cases such as fractures and dislocations, rehabilitation programs are of great importance in order to achieve success as a result of treatment. 

Another type of shoulder pain is chronic type pain, and the pain, which was previously intensified around the shoulder, increases unless treated and progresses to the collarbone, neck and rib bone regions of the body, causing limitation of mobility on patients that will significantly affect their daily routines. 

What are the Causes of Shoulder Pain?

The most common area of ​​shoulder pain is the area around the shoulder, and as the pain gets worse, it can progress to the neck, scapula, arms and fingertips. For this reason, early diagnosis in the treatment of shoulder pain is of great importance in terms of the success of the treatment in a short time without resorting to surgical operation, and in determining the methods to be followed for treatment, the causes of shoulder pain should be determined primarily. 

Impingement Syndrome and Frozen Shoulderz

One of the most important causes of shoulder pain is the pain caused by the compression of the tendons in the shoulder muscles, also known as shoulder impingement syndrome, and rubbing against the upper bone. In addition to the impingement syndrome, the stiffness of the tissue surrounding the shoulder joint is called frozen shoulder, and as a result of this inflammation, it can cause pain on the shoulder by moving from the shoulder.  

Rotator Sheath (Fiber) Tear

Rotator cuff tear, which can also be defined as a fiber tear in the colloquial language, is one of the most important causes of shoulder pain, which is mostly seen in sports, uses the muscles surrounding the upper arm intensively, and is especially seen over the age of 40. A kind of deformation that occurs on the muscles and tendons that make the shoulder joint at the upper end of the upper arm bone and surround the bone head, occurs as a result of tearing and causes severe shoulder pain, clicking and clicking sounds during shoulder movements. 

Burst, Tendonitis and Tendon Tear

Bursitis, tendinitis and tendon rupture are among the other causes of shoulder pain that are more likely to be associated with age. Bursitis is the inflammation of the cushions between the bone around the shoulder and the soft tissues covering it. Tendonitis is a tendon wear that occurs over time due to age or overload, and tearing can occur due to injury. Either way, tendon and tendinitis disorders result in physical deformation as well as extreme pain around the shoulder. 

In addition to the diseases detected on the shoulder region, discomforts originating from the neck region such as neck hernia and neck flattening can also cause shoulder pain. In addition, severe shoulder pain can be seen as a result of strain due to the muscles around the shoulder, which is also called myofascial pain syndrome, or as a result of deformations on the nerves located on the muscles around the shoulder. For all the details about the treatment process Contact You can reach me on the page.

What Are the Symptoms of Chronic and Acute Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can be seen with trauma, or it can be seen 1 week or 10 days after the trauma. In the treatment of shoulder pain, determining the pain before it becomes chronic and starting a physical therapy and exercise therapy program plays a major role in the success of the treatment in a short time. For this reason, it is important to consult a specialist doctor or physiotherapist without wasting time in the following cases. 

  • In cases of shoulder pain occurring with shoulder joint traumas
  • Shape change in the shoulder
  • Shoulder pain that gradually increases and wakes you up at night
  • Difficulty raising the arm, loss of feeling
  • Difficulty in lifting an object or object that does not exceed the arm's capacity
  • In cases of stiffness, redness, temperature increase in the shoulder joint
  • Restrictions on mobility

What are the Shoulder Pain Treatment Methods?

In the treatment of shoulder pain, successful results are obtained without resorting to surgical operation with physical therapy and rehabilitation programs, which are created by considering the causes of the pain and use different sessions together. Supported by shoulder, head and neck exercises, and completing the rehabilitation process with clinical pilates and medical fitness, physical therapy methods also help patients regain their mobility. 

Patients who come to Manual Therapy Ankara Healthy Living Center with the complaint of shoulder pain are primarily subjected to detailed examination and examination, and all causes of shoulder pain are investigated in detail. In line with the data obtained, exercise programs to increase joint mobility and muscle strength as well as manual therapy and physical therapy sessions are applied to patients under the control of expert physiotherapists.

As a result of physical therapy, manual therapy, rehabilitation and exercise programs that continue for 4 or 6 weeks on average, a high rate of success is recorded in the relief of shoulder pain. The implementation of treatment and therapy programs under the control of expert physiotherapists is of vital importance in terms of preventing the risks of disability that may occur in the future. 

Which Methods Are Used in the Diagnosis of Shoulder Pain Treatment?

Shoulder pain can occur as a result of traumas such as fractures and dislocations, as well as as a result of deformation or ruptures on the shoulder joint, muscle and soft tissue. It is of great importance to determine the causes that may cause shoulder pain in order to implement a successful treatment program. 

The first step in the treatment of shoulder pain is the effective use of correct imaging methods. widely and primarily neck pain X-rays are taken to see the bone structure and to control the signs of fracture, dislocation or calcification in patients who come with the complaint.

If an efficient result cannot be obtained with X-ray, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technique is used to control soft tissue, muscles, ligaments, tendons, to observe shoulder impingement and similar conditions. 

Considering that most of the shoulder pains are deformations on the soft tissue, MRI method is the imaging method used effectively and reliably in the diagnosis step of the shoulder pain treatment process.

What are Shoulder Exercises?

Quick and effective results are observed in the treatment of shoulder pain with physical therapy and rehabilitation programs, and simple shoulder exercises that can be applied individually at any time of the day. In addition, simple shoulder exercises can relieve chronic shoulder pain and prevent future clinical symptoms.

Shoulder exercises, which are completed as 10 sets once a day with the following steps, are suitable for all age groups.

  • Stand up and hold your shoulders up for five seconds
  • Hold for five seconds, trying to push and squeeze the shoulder blades together. 
  • Hold for five seconds by pulling the shoulder blades down.
  • Relax, and repeat these movements 10 times.
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