Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain?

Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain?

If you have been having a lot of shoulder pain that disrupts your life, you might be wondering where it is coming from. Sometimes shoulder pain can be an indication that something underlying is very wrong. To learn more about it, please keep reading and then fill out a contact form or give us a call to set up an appointment right away so that we can diagnose and treat the problem.

Working Out with Bad Form

When you do not practice proper form in your workouts or take on a workout that is above your capabilities, you can end up with an injury to the area. Your shoulder pain might be an indication that you have a tear in your muscle, tendon, or damage to the cartilage.

Lifting too heavy or the wrong way can cause damage to your shoulders. Even doing pushups before you are strong enough to have proper form can cause injury to your shoulder.

To avoid this from happening again once you have recovered from this with the help of our shoulder injury doctors, you need to always practice proper form in all workouts that you do. Work your way up to heavier and harder things.

An Accident

You might suffer shoulder pain because of an injury you sustained in an accident. It could be an accident during a sports game, car crash, at work, etc.

We’ve seen a patient come in with an injury to their shoulder after almost slipping off of a roof while they were up there working on their house.

One patient was playing soccer when another player on the opposing team grabbed them and yanked them on the arm causing them to be injured.

When you have an injury from an accident, you should fill out an accident report when appropriate and then come in to see us as soon as you can.

Medical Emergencies

If your shoulder pain has nothing to do with an injury to the area, it could be an indicator that you are having a heart attack. This is an acute and shooting pain. It will likely be very severe. If this is happening, you need to head to the emergency room right away.

Another medical emergency where shoulder pain is present can be ectopic pregnancies. This is something that is also life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.

Repetitive Movements

Let’s say you have worked the same job at a grocery store for years. You have been stocking shelves every single day since you started. Over the years, you have noticed shoulder pain increasing. At first, it was a slight annoyance, but now you are in a lot of pain trying to do things that once used to be easy.

This is a wear and tear issue that a lot of people in monotonous jobs suffer from. It sometimes is arthritis.

Call Our Office for an Appointment Today

If you have shoulder pain that is getting in the way of you living your life, please do not wait to reach out to us. We want to help you right away. Under one roof, we can diagnose and treat the cause of your shoulder pain. Call us right away to set up your first appointment with our doctors to start feeling better.

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