Shoulder & Elbow Conditions

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Shoulder & Elbow Conditions

Upper extremity pain is a very common issue among many people at some point in their lives. The shoulder is one of the most vulnerable joints as it has such a wide range of motion, which opens it up to various injuries and problems. Elbows are the next most vulnerable joint and are usually due to repetitive use. When a shoulder or elbow begins to develop functional or anatomic changes pain usually is first noticed during certain activities such as lifting a carton of milk or reaching above the head but as it worsens it is felt also at night while in bed or while at rest. So, why are you experiencing pain and what can you do to find relief? We discuss several treatment options ranging from shoulder stretches to interventional procedures.

The shoulder is a vital joint that helps our arms to move. The joint in the shoulder is quite vulnerable as it has such a wide range of movements. Shoulder pains are common in people at one or another point of time in life. The elbows are as well vulnerable to pain and wear. Generally, issues are noticed in lifting, reaching high above the head, etc. 

What is Shoulder Arthritis?

When the cartilage around the shoulder joint starts to deteriorate and leads to bone rubbing, it becomes extremely painful. There are three different kinds of shoulder arthritis;

  • Osteoarthritis: Results due to natural aging process of the body
  • Post-traumatic arthritis: Occurs after past injuries when proper care is not taken
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Immune system dysfunction that wears away shoulder cartilage

What are some causes of shoulder arthritis?

The shoulders may get worn down due to several reasons, some of them are mentioned here:

  • Natural Aging
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Excessive stress
  • Overusing the Shoulder Joint
  • Improper Joint Development
  • Genetic Defects

What are some symptoms of Shoulder Arthritis?

The Speciality orthopedics facility at Saqsham will offer you complete care. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you must plan a meet with the specialized physicians.

  • Shoulder pain, swelling, immobility
  • Inability to use the shoulder
  • Knocking noise while moving the shoulder