Shoulder 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
- 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.