What are the causes of shoulder pain?
Shoulder pains may originate from bone and soft tissue. Tears at the joints of the muscles that move the shoulder, and inflammation of the soft tissue sacs around the joints called bursa can cause shoulder pain. In addition, pain may be felt due to bone reasons. (Bone tumors, calcification, fractures, etc.)
Diagnostic methods such as clinical examination, X-ray and MRI are used to find the cause of the pain.
When should those who experience shoulder pain go to the doctor?
If there is pain that is aggravating enough to disturb sleep during the night, if there is a limitation of movement and accompanying neck back pain, headache, fever, weight loss, an orthopedist should be consulted.
How to treat shoulder pain?
Treatment should be directed to the cause of the pain. Soft tissue tears and bone-borne pain are often treated surgically. Other pain complaints can be eliminated with medication and physical therapy.
Who usually has shoulder diseases?
Most of the pain in the elderly is caused by wear-related tendon injuries, shoulder calcification and inflammation of soft tissues.
In young people, tendon ruptures and shoulder dislocations are usually seen due to sports injuries.