A painful shoulder can make even simple tasks difficult to do. You might find it hard to use your arm or your hand. But getting the right treatment can help. Shoulder pain is any pain in or around your shoulder joint. You may feel the pain most when you reach behind your back or overhead. There are many reasons why you may get a painful shoulder.
The most common cause of shoulder pain is a problem with the tendons that attach your shoulder muscles to the bone of your upper arm. More than 6 in 10 people who have shoulder pain also have problems with their tendons. Four tendons called rotator cuff tendons hold your shoulder joint in place. Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body.
But its wide range of movement also means that it’s easy to injure your shoulder. You can get pain if your rotator cuff tendons get damaged or swollen, or if there are changes in the bone around them. Sometimes your tendons get trapped under the bony arch in your shoulder. This pinching can damage your tendons, causing inflammation.
Back Pain !
Back pain is very common and affects most people at some point in their life. It usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back. Back pain can be caused by a number of things, such as a sudden movement or fall, an injury or other medical condition. It’s usually caused by the way the bones, discs, tendons, muscles and ligaments interact and work together.
Lower back pain is very common. People of all ages are affected by back pain, and although it generally clears up in a few days or weeks, sometimes back pain can be ongoing. It’s important not to restrict your movement too much. Even if your back is very painful, slow and gentle movements are better than lying still in bed. It will keep your back moving and will lead to your back becoming more supple and flexible.
If you have back pain lasting longer than six weeks, you should see your doctor who can provide additional advice and treatment if necessary.
A headache is pain in the head or upper neck. They may be primary (not associated with a medical condition) or secondary (caused by an injury or medical condition). Primary headaches include tension, migraine and cluster headaches.
Most headaches are not indicative of a serious medical problem. However, you should seek medical attention if it is severe or unusual, does not respond to treatment and worsens over time, frequently recurs or is accompanied by injury, seizures, vomiting or fever or by changes in speech, vision or behavior.
Your doctor may order head MRI, head CT or lumbar puncture to help diagnose and evaluate your condition. If your headache does not have a serious underlying cause, your doctor may try to identify headache “triggers,” such as stress or certain foods, and recommend preventive medication, lifestyle changes or pain relievers to manage your symptoms.