At Valiant Clinic and Hospital, our doctors diagnose and treat a wide range of shoulder problems. You will have access to the latest screening services, diagnostics and treatment options, and step-by-step support throughout your treatment journey.
We diagnose and treat:
Rotator cuff injuries
Our doctors are specialists in using minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) when possible.
If you would like to know more about the shoulder treatments we provide, our clinic consultants have a wealth of knowledge on the full range of shoulder injuries and conditions.
Common causes of shoulder injuries
Repetitive motions and prolonged use of the shoulder can lead to wear and tear on the tendons, ligaments, and muscles, causing inflammation and pain. This is common in athletes and individuals who perform manual labor.
A sudden impact or fall can cause a shoulder injury, such as a fracture, dislocation, or ligament tear. This can occur in sports or other high-impact activities, as well as in accidents such as car crashes.
As we age, the structures in our shoulders can deteriorate, leading to conditions such as osteoarthritis or rotator cuff tears. These types of injuries are more common in older individuals.
Poor posture or mechanics
Maintaining poor posture or using improper form during activities can put unnecessary stress on the shoulder and lead to injury. This is particularly common in individuals who spend a lot of time sitting or working at a computer.
If an individual has previously injured their shoulder, they may be at a higher risk of re-injury or developing chronic pain. This is because previous injuries can lead to weakness, stiffness, and instability in the shoulder.
Tendinitis is a common cause of shoulder injury and is caused by inflammation of the tendons in the shoulder. Tendons are the fibrous cords that attach muscles to bones, and when they become inflamed, they can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder. Tendinitis in the shoulder is often caused by repetitive motions such as throwing a ball or lifting weights. Symptoms include pain and stiffness in the shoulder, as well as weakness and difficulty moving the arm.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that is caused by wear and tear on the joint. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the bones in the joint wears away, causing the bones to rub against each other. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility in the shoulder. Osteoarthritis is more common in older adults but can occur at any age.
Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition in which the shoulder becomes stiff and difficult to move. It occurs when the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint becomes thickened and inflamed, causing the joint to become stiff and difficult to move. The exact cause of frozen shoulder is not known, but it can occur as a result of injury, surgery, or other medical conditions.
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