Our shoulder plays a role in nearly every move you make with your hands. However, the shoulder is also important for walking upright and for a balanced way of walking. It is a very flexible joint and therefore also prone to injuries. Pain in the shoulder does not only affect athletes or people who had an accident. The pain can occur at almost any age and can lead to serious movement restrictions. Occasionally the pain is suddenly felt during the night. We sometimes realise the problem in other areas, e.g. pain in your elbow or hands can actually be caused by issues in the shoulder.

Pain in the shoulder can be caused by;

  • Arthrosis of the shoulder joint
  • Arthrosis of the acromioclavicular joint
  • Bursitis (bursitis subacromialis)
  • Calcification of the tendons (tendinosis calcarea)
  • Injuries of the tendons (rotator cuff)
  • Inflammation ofligaments 
  • Irritation of the biceps (biceps syndrome)
  • Infection of the gall bladder (usually affecting the right shoulder)
  • Heart attack (usually affecting the left shoulder)
  • Instable shoulder (shoulder luxation)
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Rheumatism
  • Problems of the cervical spine
  • Blockages of the thoracic spine

What are the symptoms?

  • Restricted mobility
  • Feeling of instability in the shoulder
  • “grinding” noise in the shoulder
  • Lack of strength in the arm
  • Swelling and overheating
  • Pain in the elbow, wrist or fingers
  • Pain in the cervical and/or thoracic spine

In order to avoid long-term damage pain in the shoulder ought to be treated. We use functional tests but also dynamic tests with ultrasound. By using ultrasound it is possible to examine the shoulder during movement. An X-ray image shows the signs of arthrosis or calcifications in the shoulder. If necessary, we also use MRIs. If we presume that there might be an inflammation or rheumatic symptoms, we use laboratory analyses, or we puncture the joint.

We are very happy to welcome you to our consultation to help you get rid of your pain rapidly, for a long time and without any form of surgery.

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