Is Your Shoulder Feeling Out Of Sorts?

Shoulder pain can happen after a long day of work. The shoulder is a joint, and like other joints, the shoulders are prone to wear and tear. However, if the pain is chronic and unbearable, there may be more serious issues at hand. Shoulder pain can happen due to a rotator cuff tear, physical injury, or arthritis. These conditions require extensive treatment and can recover naturally with time. However, some are more severe and require joint replacement surgery. There are 4 specific signs shoulder pain sufferers should look out for to confirm if surgery is necessary.

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1. A loss of your ROM

Most joints have a ROM, or range of motion, that allows flexibility. The shoulder is no different. Three bones come together to form the shoulder. A range of muscles, tendons, and ligaments wrap around these bones. Together, these components allow the arm to move to the front, sides, and overhead. If someone cannot move through these progressions without pain, surgery may be on the table.

2. No more restful nights

Is chronic shoulder pain causing sleepless nights? Surgery may help. During the night, some persons may rest on the affected shoulder. The added weight and pressure of the body can cause pain and inflammation. Sometimes, the pain is so severe that people wake up in excruciating pain. Stay on the alert for these painful nights.

3. Simple tasks seem difficult

Before shoulder pain, simple tasks like placing a book on a shelf felt automatic. Now, these tasks need a second thought. Persons with chronic shoulder pain cannot lift small children, do simple chores, or even perform physically demanding tasks at work. Is shoulder pain affecting the quality of life? Then speak with a doctor immediately.

4. Even the best non-surgical methods fail

When a doctor first identifies shoulder pain, there are a few conservative treatment options available. These include rest, medication, and physical therapy. Some patients also respond well to steroid injections. If these non-surgical options fail, then surgery may be the best option.

Turning to joint replacement surgery

Joint replacement surgery can significantly improve pain and restore range of motion. An orthopedic surgeon will remove the damaged bone and install prosthetics. In the past, surgeons used large incisions to access the joint. Today, minimally invasive procedures reduce the incision size, recovery time, and success rate. Joint replacement surgeries of all types have a 90% success rate and can last for several years.

Don’t ignore these signs

Shoulder pain can lead to joint weakness, joint deformity, and a shortened lifespan. Joint replacement surgery is a powerful, viable option to help with the pain. However, surgery is just the start. A comprehensive physical therapy program helps regain strength and flexibility. If these signs continue to affect life quality, speak with a doctor immediately.

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