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Shoulder swelling

Shoulder swelling 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 swelling are injury to the shoulder, fracture of the shoulder, and bruise. Other possible causes, such as tooth disorder, are more rare.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with shoulder swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, x-ray computed tomography, physical therapy exercises, application of splint, arthrocentesis, bone density scan and mammography .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with shoulder swelling include acetaminophen / tramadol, metaxalone (skelaxin), diclofenac, paroxetine (paxil), amlodipine / olmesartan, calcium citrate, azelastine nasal, povidone iodine topical (betadine), methocarbamol, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar) and malathion topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for shoulder swelling include age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age < 1 years almost never get shoulder swelling.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
1.0x
15-29 years
1.0x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
1.6x
60-74 years
1.1x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
1.0x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.4x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.8x
Other
1.2x
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