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Shoulder Pain

Man with Shoulder PainShoulder pain is not uncommon in a joint as complex and well used as the shoulder. While pain ranges from minor to persistent, you can address shoulder problems with the help of an experienced, board-certified Beaufort Memorial orthopaedic specialist.

Causes of Shoulder Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Fracture
  • Instability
  • Tendon Inflammation or Tear

Shoulder Pain Relief

Rest the shoulder and avoid activities that overly stress the joint. Icing and over-the-counter medications can reduce pain and inflammation. In some cases, injections or physical therapy offer relief. While most pain responds to simple treatments such as rest and icing, some pain may require surgery. See a physician immediately if you have sharp, persistent pain or pain that lingers more than a week.

Healthy Shoulder Tips

  • Vary shoulder movement as much as possible
  • Massage tight upper body muscles
  • Warm up properly for exercise

Experiencing shoulder pain? Contact your physician for a referral to an orthopaedic specialist or schedule a visit with an orthopaedic specialist. To learn more about shoulder pain and treatment options, RSVP for a monthly Joint Replacement Informational Session by calling 843.522.5585.

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