Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How to Effectively Treat It

by | Apr 8, 2020 | Pain Treatment

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There are a lot of things that can contribute to shoulder pain in Jacksonville, and one of the most common is rotator cuff tendinitis. This condition is caused by swollen and inflamed tendons.

Impingement syndrome is another common cause of shoulder pain. This happens when the rotator cuff is pinched between the part of the scapula that covers the shoulder’s ball joint, and the ball portion of the arm bone.

Shoulder pain can also be caused by an injury to another part of your body, usually the arms or neck.

Other causes of shoulder pain in Jacksonville:


torn rotator cuff

torn cartilage

swollen tendons or bursa sacs

bone spurs

a pinched nerve in the shoulder or neck

broken shoulder or arm

dislocated shoulder

frozen shoulder

overuse or repetitive use injury

injured spinal cord

heart attack

Minor shoulder pain can respond to home remedies. Apply an ice pack to the shoulder for 15 to 20 minutes 3 to 4 times a day for a few days to reduce swelling and pain. Also, rest your shoulder, and refrain from any activities that exacerbate the pain. You can also use over the counter, anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or acetaminophen, to help reduce pain and inflammation. Finally, you can wrap your shoulder with an elastic compression bandage to reduce swelling.

If home treatments don’t resolve the shoulder pain in a few days, then it’s time to seek treatment from a pain specialist in Jacksonville.

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