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It is prudent to consult a Shoulder Specialist for your shoulder pain in the following situations:

Severe or persistent pain

If you are experiencing severe shoulder pain that does not improve with rest, home remedies, or over-the-counter pain medications, or pain that disturbs sleep, it is recommended to consult a specialist.

Limited range of motion 

If you notice significant limitations in the movement of your shoulder joint, such as difficulty raising your arm or reaching overhead, For women, they usually experience difficulty in hooking their bra due to limitation in shoulder internal rotation. it is advisable to seek a specialist’s evaluation. 

Shoulder instability

If your shoulder feels unstable, gives way, or if you have experienced recurrent dislocations or subluxations (partial dislocations), it is important to consult a specialist to assess the underlying cause and discuss appropriate management options. Untreated recurrent shoulder dislocations can result in secondary injuries such as shoulder cartilage injuries and nerve injury (axillary nerve palsy).

Shoulder deformity or swelling

If you notice visible deformity, swelling, or bruising around your shoulder joint following an injury, it is recommended to seek immediate medical attention, as it could indicate a fracture, dislocation, or other serious injury.

Inability to perform daily activities

If your shoulder pain significantly affects your ability to perform daily activities, work, or participate in sports or hobbies, it is advisable to see a specialist for a comprehensive evaluation and appropriate treatment. Early intervention via medications, steroid injections or physiotherapy can help to prevent need for surgery if the condition was left to fester and worsen.

Prior unsuccessful treatments

If you have already tried conservative treatments like rest, physiotherapy, or medication without experiencing significant improvement in your shoulder pain, a specialist can provide a more in-depth assessment and explore alternative treatment options.

Recurrent or chronic shoulder pain

If you have a history of recurring shoulder pain or chronic shoulder pain that persists for several weeks or months, it is prudent to consult a specialist to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate management plan.

Presence of other symptoms

If your shoulder pain is accompanied by other concerning symptoms such as fever, unexplained weight loss, weakness, or numbness in your arm, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. These symptoms could be due to malignant growth around the shoulder. 

Visit your nearest Orthopaedic Clinic for more information.

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