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Pain Management

If you have ever suffered from any kind of shoulder pain, then you will understand just how painful and debilitating it can be especially when trying to carry out normal daily activities. Rotation of this joint is essential for many daily must-do tasks, even reaching for items from shelves or through stretching will require a complete range of movement and so, shoulder pain relief is much needed.   In simple layman terms, we tend to think of the shoulder joint as a simple ball and socket joint, but it is a more complex than that and is one of the reasons that ultrasound-guided injections are far more beneficial in treating this part of the body.  

The four main parts that make up the shoulder joint are:

  • Glen-humeral, which is often referred to as the true shoulder joint.
  • Subacromial space
  • Acromioclavicular joint
  • The bicep tendon sheath
  It is possible that any of these areas are damaged and, more than one will need treatment. Cortisone injections are a highly effective way of treating shoulder pain. However, in the past, it has been very difficult to administer the cortisone by way of injection accurately. This often diminished the effectiveness of the treatment and caused the patient far more discomfort than was expectable.

Pain is the number one cause of absenteeism from the workplace and if you are suffering from chronic pain, you will know how it can completely change lives. It can lead to other problems which include depression and anxiety and can even affect your relationships with those around you. Severe back pain, constant stomach pain, and chronic head or joint pain will all severely inhibit your normal activities, to the point where you cannot function properly anymore. It’s important to seek professional help.  

What is the difference between acute pain and chronic pain?

  • Acute pain generally describes a trauma type pain that can last up to three months. Normally, the original injury heals, and medication used to help with pain management is slowly weaned off.