Your shoulder is a complex joint that allows a wide range of motion. However, this increased mobility also makes your shoulder more susceptible to injury. In fact, shoulder injuries are some of the most common injuries seen by orthopaedic surgeons. Shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of conditions. The shoulder is a joint that is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This makes it susceptible to injuries. Some of the most common shoulder injuries include rotator cuff tears, dislocated shoulders, dislocations, tendonitis and frozen shoulder. Shoulder pain can also be caused by arthritis, bursitis, and impingement syndrome.
Symptoms of a shoulder injury vary depending on the condition, but they often include pain, swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion, you can also experience stiffness, numbness and tingling. Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment can range from pain medication, physical therapy to surgery.
Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common types of shoulder injury, especially in athletes and people who lead an active life.. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint. These muscles and tendons help to stabilise the shoulder joint and allow it to move smoothly. A rotator cuff tear can occur when these muscles and tendons are overworked or overloaded.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, it is important to see a doctor so that the cause can be properly diagnosed and treated. An Open MRI scan can be your first step to receiving a clinical diagnosis quickly, and with the results and treatment options explained by our orthopaedic consultants.