Shoulder Trauma

Shoulder injuries is the most commonly occur in sportsmen and athletes participating in sports such as swimming, tennis, pitching and weightlifting. The injuries mainly are caused due to the excessive use or repetitive motion of the arms.

Shoulder injuries mainly cause pain, stiffness, restricted movements, difficulty in performing routine activities and a popping sensation.

Most common shoulder injuries are sprains and strains, dislocations, tendinitis, bursitis, rotator cuff injury, fractures and arthritis.

Shoulder Trauma

Sprains: A sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments (tissues that connect adjacent bones in a joint). It is a most common injury & usually occur after a fall or sudden twisting action.

Strains: A strain is the stretching or tearing of muscles or tendons (tissues that connect muscle to the bone). It is common in people who participating in sports. Strains are usually caused by twisting or pulling of the tendons.

Dislocations: A shoulder dislocation is an injury that occurs when the ends of bones in the joint are forced out of position. It is most likely caused by a fall or direct blow to the joint while playing contact sport.

Tendinitis: It is swelling or an inflammation of a tendon, a tissue that connects muscles to bone. It occurs as a result of injury or excessive use.

Bursitis: It is an inflammation of a fluid-filled sac called bursa, which protects & cushions your joints. Bursitis might be caused by chronic overuse, injury, arthritis, gout or an infection.

Rotator cuff injury: The rotator cuff consists of tendons and muscles that hold the bones of the shoulder joint together. Rotator cuff muscles allow you to move your arm up and down. Rotator cuff injuries often cause a decreased range of motion.

Fractures: A fracture is a break in the bone that commonly occurs as a result of injury, for example a fall or a direct blow to the shoulder.

Arthritis: Osteoarthritis is the very much common type of shoulder arthritis, characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage of the joint.

Early treatment is very much necessary to prevent serious shoulder injuries. The immediate mode of treatment recommended for shoulder injuries is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE). We may also prescribe anti-inflammatory medications to help reduce the swelling and pain.

We may recommend a series of exercises to strengthen your shoulder muscles and regain shoulder movement.

We may recommend a series of exercises to strengthen your shoulder muscles and regain shoulder movement

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