Shoulder pain is categorized as any kind of discomfort in or around your shoulder joint. Some shoulder pain may feel like a dull ache that builds slowly over time. Other times, it may be a sudden jolt of pain.
Regardless of the type of shoulder pain you’re experiencing, you can rely on the orthopedic specialists at Riverview Health for a quick and efficient diagnosis of the condition behind your discomfort.
Localized warmth or redness, arm pain, neck pain, back pain, clicking or popping sensations, muscle stiffness and weakness, or a reduced range of motion may accompany shoulder pain. You should seek same-day care if you can’t move your shoulder or arm, or if you’re experiencing sudden pain or a shoulder deformity.
In some cases, shoulder pain can be a sign of a life-threatening condition, such as a heart attack. Call 911 if you have shoulder pain along with chest pain, tightness or pressure; jaw, neck or abdominal pain; or difficulty breathing.
Shoulder pain is commonly caused by joint problems, including the following:
The orthopedic experts at Riverview Health will likely ask about your symptoms before examining your shoulder and testing your ability to rotate and lift your arm. While some shoulder pain can be addressed with physical therapy or at-home care, minimally invasive surgery may also be performed to repair any joint or tissue damage.
Don’t live with shoulder pain any longer. Request an appointment with our orthopedic team today by calling 317.565.0505 or by completing an appointment request form.