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Shoulder stiffness or tightness

Also known as Stiff Shoulder

Shoulder stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What causes it?

The most common causes of shoulder stiffness or tightness are sprain or strain, adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder, and injury to the shoulder. Other possible causes, such as osteoarthritis, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with shoulder stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, application of splint, other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system, occupational therapy assessment and other therapeutic procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with shoulder stiffness or tightness include meloxicam, celecoxib (celebrex), atenolol / chlorthalidone, triamcinolone topical product, allopurinol, bupivacaine, ascorbic acid, mepivacaine (carbocaine), cortisone, carisoprodol (soma), estrogens, conjugated (usp) / methyltestosterone, famciclovir and flunisolide nasal .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for shoulder stiffness or tightness include race/ethnicity = other, age 60-74 years and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get shoulder stiffness or tightness.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
0.2x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.9x
75+ years
1.1x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.0x
Other
1.7x
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