Pinched nerve in shoulder is a very common condition that affects the shoulder, neck and back and occurs when the nerve gets impinged / compressed.
Pinched Nerve In Shoulder
- Pinched nerve in shoulder is caused due to heavy strenuous activity such as lifting weights, running, repetitive actions, etc.
- Poor posture is also an important cause
- Obesity contributes to it
- Osteoarthritis of the shoulder also produces the same set of symptoms
Symptoms Of A Pinched Nerve In Shoulder
- Pinched nerve is characterized by pain and discomfort, numbness, tingling and muscle weakness.
- Sharp pain, reduced sensation in the shoulders and twitching are the important clinical manifestations.
- The pain may radiate down the arm and fingers as well
Shoulder Pinched Nerve Pain Treatment
- The treatment for pinched nerve in shoulder begins with adequate rest to the shoulder and immobility. Any activity aggravates the discomfort.
- Patients are advised to lie down on the back, and must not sleep on the side. Keeping a pillow under the belly helps maintain good posture.
- Also, maintain a good posture when walking and sitting, it helps manage the case better.
- Ice application helps ease swelling and pain effectively.
- Also, the doctor may prescribe over the counter analgesics to allay pain quickly.
- After about 10 -12 days, you can start physiotherapy. It helps strengthen and stretch the muscles, relieve pain and pressure, alleviate stiffness and improve the range of motion.
- Cases that do not respond to conservative treatment need surgery.