Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

Shoulder Pain

About Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joints are complex, consisting of tendons, ligaments, and other structures, so they’re prone to injury and pain. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, with locations in Rockwall, Terrell, Wylie, and Forney, Texas, the 25 orthopaedic surgeons provide a quick diagnosis for shoulder pain. They offer both surgical and nonsurgical options to provide long-term relief for the various causes of shoulder pain and discomfort. To make an appointment with the team today, call one of the conveniently located offices in Texas or request a consultation on the website.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Many people use the shoulders daily to perform tasks like reaching over the head and extending the arms. It’s a complex body part many overuse throughout the years, leading to wear-and-tear and injury.

People can have shoulder pain for various reasons, from injuries to long-term damage. Some of the leading causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Fractures

Muscle and tendon injuries are also a major cause of shoulder pain. Rotator cuff injuries and labral tears are common injuries to the shoulder in athletes.

Shoulder pain is a real concern, especially when it doesn’t go away with home treatments. Patients with shoulder pain that persists for more than a few days should seek medical evaluation as soon as possible.

What are the signs of shoulder pain?

Pain is the main sign of shoulder trouble; it can be intermittent or constant, depending on the problem. But pain isn’t the only sign to be aware of. Other symptoms of shoulder trouble include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Soreness
  • Aching
  • Popping

These symptoms may appear suddenly or over time and range from mild to severe. 

Mild to moderate shoulder pain due to an injury may go away independently with home care. Still, if it continues, it requires medical evaluation.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

The team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas evaluates each patient with shoulder pain by discussing their symptoms and medical history. Evaluating the affected shoulder is extremely important, and the team performs a detailed physical exam of someone with shoulder pain.

An MRI, X-ray, or CT scan may be necessary for someone suffering from a shoulder injury.

How is shoulder pain treated?

The team treats shoulder pain based on the root cause of the problem. For minor to moderate conditions, the practice provides nonsurgical treatments such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Activity modification
  • Stretching exercises
  • Rest
  • Ice and heat
  • Injections

In most cases of mild to moderate shoulder pain, the above measures are often beneficial and successful for relief. 

If someone doesn’t respond to conservative treatments, the team may recommend surgical treatment of the problem. The team carefully evaluates each patient to determine the best surgical plan.

Call the Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today to schedule an appointment with the team or request a consultation on the website.