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Work-Related Shoulder Pain

May 21, 2018

Shoulder pain is common among American workers and has the ability to completely deter your normal routine. Although some types of should pain occur after exercising or experiencing a sudden accident, other types gradually develop over time.

If you are currently experience consistent shoulder pain as a result of a work-related accident or activity, it’s imperative to understand the precise cause and source. Doing so allows you to obtain the most appropriate treatment and experience a safe, complete recovery.

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

The following information highlights some of the most common sources of work-related shoulder pain:

  • Fractures: Fractures that exist in the shoulder can create inflammation, deep bruising, and make it impossible to move without experiencing pain. If you’ve broken your collarbone, shoulder blade, or upper arm bone – ongoing treatment may be required for up to a year.


  • Arthritis: Consistently exposing your shoulders to stress or pressure through repetitive motions can lead to the development of arthritis. When the tissue that surrounds your shoulders becomes damaged and inflamed, you will likely experience some degree of stiffness, a loss of mobility, and pain.


  • Inflammation: If your occupation requires you to lift heavy objects on a consistent basis, the tendons that run through your shoulders can easily become irritated or tear. Developing tendonitis in your shoulders is painful and can be prevented when using appropriate equipment, as well as when actively receiving orthopedic treatment. If your shoulder pain lasts for more than a few days after you’ve allowed your body to rest, contact an orthopedic doctor right away.


  • Dislocation: If you sustain a dislocation at work, seeking medical treatment is critical for preventing other potential conditions or long-term damage.


Contact AICA Orthopedics For Shoulder Pain Treatment and Relief

If you identify with one or more of the conditions mentioned, contact our Atlanta office right away. The Atlanta orthopedic doctors at AICA Orthopedics can help you locate the source of your shoulder pain and provide appropriate treatment that aligns with the unique characteristics of your injury.

You can schedule an appointment with us either online or by dialing (404) 855-2141.


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