Common Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening.
Shoulder pain can also include osteoarthritis, tendinitis, impingement, shoulder instability or a fracture.
Dr. Andrew Martin, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon says, “Shoulders are one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. The complex anatomy of the shoulder joint provides the greatest range of motion, but it can be the least stabile. That’s why this joint is more susceptible to strain, repetitive injuries and aging than other joints in the body.”
Don’t Ignore Your Shoulder Pain
Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.
Dr. Martin advises to not ignore the pain. If you “play through” a shoulder injury, it may only aggravate the condition, and possibly cause more problems. He added, “my patients often times underestimate the extent of their injury because they get used to the steady pain, weakness in the arm, or limitation of joint motion. Ignoring the pain will likely continue to worsen the injury.”
Warning Signs of a Shoulder Injury
Are you experiencing any of these painful conditions in your shoulder?
- Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions without discomfort?
- Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket?
- Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?
If you answered “yes” to any one of these questions, please call Dr. Andrew Martin’s Las Vegas office at (702) 898-2663 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Martin will provide a thorough examination and provide treatment options to help get you back to doing the activities you enjoy. Like he says to his patients, “my goal is to help keep you moving because life is waiting.”
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