Shoulder is an extremely important part of the human body both aesthetically and for power and strength to push, pull or lift things. There are different parts in the shoulder like the collar bone, shoulder blade, shoulder joint, rotator cuff muscles, rotator cuff tendon, upper arm bone and others that make it highly flexible. Such flexibility allows people to use the shoulder for different kinds of physical efforts that often result in injuries many of which require immediate surgery.
Types of shoulder problems
Shoulder problems arise due to long term internal conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis among others and also due to injuries. While osteoarthritis mainly affects the joints, there are other likely causes of shoulder pain and injuries. Damage on the muscles or tendons around the shoulder could result in inflammation. Excessive tension in the neck and shoulder muscles can be the result of body posture at work, which can have a long term impact. The shoulder bursa which contains fluids can get inflamed and affect the normal movement of muscles and tendons across the shoulder bones. A condition like arthritis is likely to cause damage to the bones and cartilage.
Don’t ignore chronic pain in and around the shoulder
Ignoring chronic pain in and around the shoulder is likely to cause further damage to one or more parts of the shoulder. In some cases it could also be a symptom of an impending heart condition and result in a heart attack. Dr. Manit Arora is a leading orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeon, who specializes in shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy. With three masters and three fellowships with globally renowned specialists along with several other qualifications, he is highly qualified in his area of specialization.
The main shoulder procedures that Dr. Arora performs are:
- AC Joint Arthroscopic Resection
- Arthroscopic Excision of Calcium
- Frozen Shoulder Arthroscopic Release
- Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Arthroscopy