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What is Causing my Shoulder Pain?

Woman experiencing shoulder pain



Common Symptoms of Shoulder Pain



What is Causing my Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by injury, a pre-existing condition, or overuse. There are certain factors that may make you more susceptible to experiencing shoulder pain and certain conditions that can cause inflammation in the shoulder.



Risk Factors

Someone of any age can experience shoulder pain, but many of our patients have one of the following criteria:



Common Shoulder Injuries and Conditions

If you are experiencing shoulder pain for more than 2 weeks, you may have one of the following injuries or conditions. Seek help from an orthopedic surgeon specializing in the shoulder for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.



How do I Know When My Shoulder Pain is Serious?

If you are experiencing extreme pain and swelling, and you are unable to move your shoulder, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.  

If you are experiencing shoulder pain and instability that will not go away or worsens, it is important to seek the advice of a shoulder specialist. You may have an injury or condition that needs surgery or other treatment.



How Can I Treat my Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain is very treatable, and often does not require surgery. Your shoulder surgeon may recommend RICE, anti-inflammatory medication, activity modification, injections, or physical therapy.

If conservative treatment does not work, you may need surgery. Some of the shoulder surgeries that we perform here at Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics include:

To learn more about treatment options, you can call us or request an appointment online with some of Nashville’s best shoulder specialists.

Marina von Rutenberg Marina is the Marketing Coordinator for Elite Sports Medicine + Orthopedics. She has been writing and reviewing medical content since 2021.

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