Dr. P.H Laubscher, Orthopaedic surgeon

Dr. P.H Laubscher, Orthopaedic surgeon in Johannesburg

Common causes for shoulder pain:

Shoulder pain in the adult patient can be very confusing for both the patient and doctor alike. Not only does pain often refer to different parts of the shoulder, neck and upper arm but the anatomy of the shoulder is for many doctors confusing.

Danger signs which you should be on the lookout for

The shoulder is an important joint in your body due to its range of movement. It is integral to being able to perform duties overhead, reaching your back and stretching out to grab hold of something. It is a joint with little inherent stability and therefore if a weakness/defect develops in some of its stabilizers (muscle or bone) it can lead to persistent poor function.

Signs to look out for and which should prompt you to see your doctor are:

Click here to view animations of various shoulder surgeries.

For additional info view the links below for common shoulder conditions, symptoms and possible treatment.