At Kings’ College Hospital Dubai 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:
- Tendon injuries
- Ligament injuries,
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Shoulder dislocation
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.
Most of the time, an illness or soft tissue damage is the root cause of shoulder injuries. The shoulder can become inflamed with rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis, inflammatory conditions that affect the bones and cartilage. Soft tissue damage is frequently brought on by repetitive shoulder muscle movements during work, working out, or playing a sport. You can also get soft tissue damage from a fracture because of an accident.
Your doctor might advise rest, cold or heat therapy, and an anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen but if your shoulder does not get better after trying these initial treatments, they may consider injecting a corticosteroid directly into the shoulder joint to reduce swelling and pain. When your shoulder breaks, dislocate, or separates, you will need medical assistance to restore it to the proper position, and a sling to secure it as it recovers. In cases where the above methods have failed, surgery can be advised.
The worst days post-op are the first two, but you should be able to get through the pain by taking prescribed painkillers as needed. Normally, you will have to wear shoulder-fitted ice cuffs for the first initial days, together with a sling attached to your arm for support and safety. Following surgery, your surgeon will verify the approved physiotherapy to help avoid shoulder stiffness.
Numerous shoulder issues can benefit from acupuncture’s ability to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, loosen up muscle tension, and improve range of motion. For shoulder discomfort, acupuncture is frequently combined with other treatments such as heat lamp therapy, cupping, electro-acupuncture, gua-sha, and herbal liniments.
You should see a doctor right away if you have deformed-looking shoulder joint, difficulty moving injured joints, extreme pain, abrupt swelling, or soreness and warmth surrounding injured joints. Furthermore, if you have shoulder pain along with breathing issues or tightness in your chest, seek medical assistance right once.
A frozen shoulder can occur after a lengthy period of immobilization due to injury or surgery. A frozen shoulder’s initial symptom is a restricted range of motion. Your shoulder’s range of motion may be restricted if you are having problems extending your arm around your torso or behind your back or doing any of the other above-the-head motions. There are a few instances where both arms’ range of motion may be restricted but it usually affects just one shoulder.
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