Shoulder Pain Management
Shoulder Pain Causes
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, making shoulder pain an extremely common complaint. Incidents of shoulder pain among patients is actually higher than hip or knee pain combined.1 Your patients may experience some type of shoulder pain as a result of:
- Strains from overexertion
- Tendonitis from overuse
- Shoulder joint instability
- Collar or upper arm bone fractures
The goal of your treatment regimen should be to restore function of the shoulder joint, rather than just mask painful symptoms, so that your patients not only improve their quality of life, but can return to their active lifestyles.
Learn more about two common shoulder problems that may be causing your patients chronic pain and limiting their quality of life – glenohumeral arthritis and rotator cuff tear.
- PearlDiver Patient Record Database January 2004–June 2007. Available at: http://www.pearldiverinc.com/pdp/index.php/eng/market-and-company-data/extremity-reconstruction.