Did you know that shoulder pain, particularly when lifting the arm, is one of the most common reasons to see an orthopedic surgeon?  The complexity of the shoulder joint leaves it susceptible to injury—and because most people use their shoulder joint more or less continuously throughout the day, shoulder pain can be quite common.

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Shoulder impingement is a condition that affects the function of the shoulder joint, primarily involving the rotator cuff and the muscles and tendons in the area. Also called shoulder impingement syndrome, it refers to the irritation of tendons or bursa (small fluid sacs) that can occur when rubbing against the shoulder blade. Shoulder impingement is…

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If you are suffering from shoulder pain caused by osteoarthritis or injury, it is possible to restore your mobility and quality of life.  Learn more about shoulder pain and some of the shoulder treatment options available at Arkansas Surgical Hospital. A version of this article featuring Dr. Brent Lawrence appeared in the August 2019 issue…

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Keeping a journal can help you manage your chronic pain and pinpoint your most successful treatment options. To get started, buy a notebook or download a convenient smartphone application and begin logging the key details. Chronic pain is a collection of uncomfortable symptoms that can include burning, aching, or pulsing sensations in any part of…

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Several bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments form your shoulder joint. Damage to any of these parts of your shoulder joint can severely limit your mobility. An injury, deterioration, or trauma that affects the bones, muscles, and other parts of your shoulder joint can lead to persistent pain and stiffness. If you have sore shoulder muscles…

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According to the World Health Organization, 9% of all adults in the U.S. reported struggling with chronic shoulder pain.* The shoulder is a complex joint held in place by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Pain in your shoulder can lessen mobility and strength, which can hinder your day-to-day activities. There are several causes of shoulder pain, and…

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If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, you may have rotator cuff tendinitis. If left untreated, tendinitis can cause permanent strength and motion loss in your affected arm. When nonsurgical options like medication and steroid injections are not relieving your chronic shoulder pain, surgery may be an option. If you have severe shoulder tendinitis, rotator…

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