Causes and Risk factors associated with shoulder pain

by | Sep 17, 2018 | Orthopedics

Many people deal with shoulder pain in Arlington Heights. Although pain in the shoulder is a common problem that our orthopedist treats, it is not a normal state of being. There are many causes and risk factors associated with shoulder pain. If you perform a repetitive motion with your arm or shoulders at your job or as a part of your leisure time, you may experience pain as a result of overuse.

You could also experience shoulder pain that is related to inflammation in and around your joints or soft tissues. People with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or related issues may develop shoulder pain. If you have an autoimmune disease, you may be more prone to inflammatory processes in your joints.

We also see people who have shoulder pain that is due to an acute injury. Perhaps you were pitching or playing catch at a baseball or softball game. Maybe you were doing a long tennis session or in a swimming tournament. A sudden movement or an impact to your shoulder could result in a tear, dislocation or another type of injury.

Our physicians offer diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for shoulder pain. For diagnosis, we perform a physical exam and an assessment of your activities and other risk factors. We also offer imaging studies such as CT scans, MRI studies and X-rays. For treatments, we create an individualized plan for each patient. One patient might prefer conservative care, while another patient might require a prompt surgery. Our aftercare services include check-ups, physical therapy and occupational therapy to help with your complete recovery and resolution from shoulder pain.

At Gitelis Orthopedics, we diagnose and treat shoulder pain in Arlington Heights.

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