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Intra-articular shoulder block: an advanced solution

19 de May de 2023

Our goal is to offer effective and safe solutions to relieve pain and help our patients recover their mobility.

What is intra-articular shoulder block?

Intra-articular shoulder block is a minimally invasive procedure performed in our clinic, with the purpose of relieving pain and improving the function of the affected shoulder. This technique consists of injecting local anesthetics and/or anti-inflammatory drugs directly into the shoulder joint, thus reducing pain and inflammation.

 

Common causes of shoulder pain

Shoulder pain can have several causes, such as sports injuries, repetitive movements, wear and tear due to aging or inflammatory conditions and osteoarthritis. Some of the more common conditions that can cause shoulder pain include:

  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Adhesive capsulitis or frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrosis

Treatment benefits

Pain relief: Intra-articular shoulder block is effective in relieving chronic or acute pain in the joint, thus improving the quality of life of our patients.
Restoration of mobility: By reducing inflammation and relieving pain, this treatment can improve mobility and function of the affected shoulder.
Rapid recovery: Since this is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery time is short, allowing patients to resume their daily activities quickly.
Alternative to surgery: In some cases, intra-articular shoulder block may be an effective therapeutic option before considering surgical treatments and to delay surgical indication.

How do I know if I am a candidate for this treatment?

Intra-articular shoulder block may be appropriate for patients suffering from shoulder joint pain who have not found relief with conventional treatments such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or oral medications. Our specialists at Clínica San Román will evaluate your case and determine if this procedure is the best option for you.

At the new pain unit of Clínica San Román, we strive to offer innovative and effective treatments to improve the quality of life of our patients. The intra-articular shoulder block represents a new therapeutic option for those who suffer from shoulder joint pain and seek relief and a fuller life. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you are experiencing shoulder pain and have not found an effective solution, intra-articular shoulder block may be an option worth considering. We invite you to come to Clínica San Román for a comprehensive and personalized evaluation of your case, in order to determine the best therapeutic approach for your specific situation.

In summary, intra-articular shoulder block is a minimally invasive treatment that offers pain relief and improved mobility for patients with various conditions affecting the shoulder joint.

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