There are many reasons to ignore a shoulder injury. If the shoulder is on the side of the non-dominant hand, you may feel that natural healing is the best option. However, without an examination, it is impossible to know the extent of damage to your shoulder.

As a ball-and-socket synovial joint, the shoulder is capable of a broad range of movements. This mobility affects the arms and hands. If you primarily use your dominant hand, you may not experience the full impact on a shoulder injury on the opposite side.

Gently moving the injured shoulder should reveal pain levels and restricted mobility. You should not attempt to force the shoulder to move further than tolerable levels. We recommend contacting our New York offices for a consultation with Dr. Steve Struhl.

Frozen Shoulder

A frozen shoulder can occur for several reasons and may not result from an injury. Inflammation of the ligaments that connect the shoulder bones can cause pain and stiffness. Injury, diabetes, overactive thyroid, underactive thyroid arthritis, osteoarthritis and Parkinson’s disease are some of the potential causes for a frozen shoulder.

AC Joint Separation

Tears or ruptures of the AC joint capsule and coracoclavicular ligaments can cause immobility in the joint. This is a serious issue that results from injury to the shoulder. If the joint is not stabilized and repaired, the issue may worsen over time. Dr. Steve Struhl is a specialist in AC joint separation treatments and surgeries.

Shoulder Arthritis

If you have a form of arthritis in the shoulder, pain and inflammation will develop over time. The condition may cause flare-ups or you will experience constant stiffness in the joint. Most forms of arthritis are degenerative in nature, which means the damage will worsen over time. Seek diagnosis and treatment options from Dr. Steve Struhl in New York.

Shoulder Pain Diagnosis

The shoulder pain injuries and conditions here are just some examples of what may cause pain, inflammation and instability in the joint. To get to the bottom of your symptoms, reach out for a consultation with Dr. Steve Struhl.

Posted on behalf of Steven Struhl MD