Shoulder pain

Also known as Pain In Shoulder

Shoulder problems including pain, are one of the more common reasons for physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well.

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What causes it?

The most common causes of shoulder pain are injury to the shoulder, sprain or strain, and bruise. Other possible causes, such as spinal stenosis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with shoulder pain often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, application of splint, magnetic resonance imaging, cat scan of head, other therapeutic procedures and other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with shoulder pain include cortisone, mepivacaine (carbocaine), dexamethasone / lidocaine, methohexital (brevital), acetaminophen / caffeine / dihydrocodeine, betamethasone, magnesium salicylate / phenyltoloxamine, ephedrine / hydroxyzine / theophylline, brompheniramine / diphenhydramine, chloroprocaine, gadopentetate dimeglumine (magnevist), daunorubicin and samarium sm 153 lexidronam (quadramet) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for shoulder pain include . On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get shoulder pain.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.4x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.2x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
1.2x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.9x
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