In order to orientate about the cause of shoulder pain, in addition to the examination by an orthopedist, it is necessary to perform additional diagnostic processing in the form of ultrasound, X-ray processing or magnetic resonance imaging. The cause of shoulder pain is also related to the patient’s activities, so in the younger and more active population we often find inflammation and injuries of tendons and ligaments. Athletes often come for an examination, in which increased efforts in the shoulder cause an overstrain of anatomical structures.
Shoulder instability is a special unit, which often causes pain when moving, but also at rest. Due to the disproportion in the size of the joint bodies, increased joint loads can lead to “looseness”, more precisely shoulder instability. Patients often have “dislocations” of the shoulder joint.
In mostly elderly patients, on the other hand, there is the formation of “lime” or calcification in the shoulder. The cause of the formation of calcifications in the shoulder joint has not been determined, but the condition is self-limiting and passes after some time. However, the pain that occurs here, often at night, can be very severe.
Arthritic changes of the shoulder are a common cause of pain. Although the shoulder joint is not as stressed as the ankles, over time, the cartilage and other structures deteriorate. Accelerated occurrence of these changes is present after a shoulder injury, whether it is a bone fracture, major injuries to muscles, ligaments and the like.
Fractures in the shoulder joint are the result of more severe trauma and often require surgical intervention as early as possible.
At the Ribnjak Polyclinic, an experienced specialist team of orthopedists, after an examination and ultrasound diagnostics, makes a diagnosis and suggests the optimal solution to your problem.