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Common Shoulder Conditions

Overuse and injury are not the only causes of shoulder problems. The symptoms associated with shoulder problems can be influenced by various factors, including age, chronic inflammation, diet, genetics, and a sedentary lifestyle. Chronic shoulder conditions can cause chronic pain and dysfunction without proper treatment, making it difficult to carry out everyday tasks.

Fortunately, many shoulder conditions are treatable without any surgical procedure. However, when surgery is required, they are adequate to reduce or eliminate pain and restore shoulder functions. Dr Chandra Sekhar, one of the finest & dedicated orthopaedic shoulder doctors in Hyderabad, has a team of experts who can treat almost all shoulder problems, including severely damaged scapula, and humerus, collar bone, and shoulder joint. 

Here at Hyderabad Shoulder Clinic, we thoroughly evaluate your shoulder because the key to successful treatment is a precise diagnosis of the problem. We start with a physical exam & medical history and likely run some advanced tests. These tests might include x-rays, ultrasound, scanning, biopsies, and blood tests. 

Some of the chronic shoulder conditions treated by Dr Chandra Sekhar are:

Osteoarthritis is one of the many forms of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. It is painful when the cartilage at the bony end wears away. The shoulder joint is one of the common joints affected by osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder. It’s an inflammatory (painful swelling) condition where your immune system attacks and destroys healthy body cells in the affected body parts. Joints are the main targets of RA, usually multiple joints at once.

Bursitis is a painful inflammatory condition affecting the bursae (tiny fluid-filled sacs that act like a cushion between bones, tendons, and muscles) near your joints. 

Tendonitis – This inflammatory condition inflames or irritates your tendons (the thick fibrous tissues connecting your muscles to bone). Symptoms include pain and tenderness outside the joints. Shoulders, elbows, knees, and heels are the common joints affected by tendinitis.

Instability of the shoulder – Instability of the shoulder occurs when the humeral head moves out of the glenoid fossa, causing loss of shoulder comfort and function. Instability can result in repeated shoulder dislocations.

Swimmer’s shoulder – It is also called shoulder impingement or subacromial impingement, in which the tendons in the shoulder are inflamed and swollen. 

Adhesive capsulitis – Often referred to as “frozen shoulder,” a condition characterised by shoulder joint stiffness and pain.

Acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) problems – Arthritis, fractures, and separations are the most common problems with this joint. Wear and tear of AC joints are common among weightlifters.

Brachial neuritis is a form of peripheral neuropathy, primarily affecting the chest, shoulder, and upper limbs. This is a painful condition, and the nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and spinal cord are affected.

Parsonage-Turner Syndrome – This is a neurological disorder that causes severe weakness and sudden, excruciating pain in the shoulder due to the damage to your nerves,

Nerve entrapment – Also known as nerve compression syndrome, it develops when nerves become entrapped or compressed. Several causes can contribute to this, including trauma, injury, and repeated overuse.

Rotator cuff disease – Also called Rotator cuff syndrome (RCS), occurs due to an injury or degenerative condition that damages your rotator cuff.

Dislocation – A shoulder dislocation is a condition where your upper arm bone displaces out of your cup-shaped socket. Usually, trauma, a fall, a vehicle accident, or a collision while playing contact sports results in dislocation.

Shoulder fractures and breaks – It is defined as a fracture in any of the bones in the shoulder joint. It can be non-displaced ( bones may crack but stay in position) or displaced (broken bones might move out of place). 80% of the shoulder fractures are non-displaced.

If you have shoulder pain or feel uncomfortable, don’t just grin and bear it. Fortunately, around 90% of shoulder problems are resolved without surgical intervention. So, even if you have mild shoulder pain, consult Dr Chandra Sekhar, a renowned shoulder doctor, as soon as possible. If you don’t want your shoulder problem to get worse, you should stop doing the things that can aggravate it. The good news is that you can recover quickly with treatment.

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