Shoulder Infiltrations: Pain Relief and Mobility Recovery at Clínica San Román

19 de June de 2024

Shoulder pain can be debilitating, significantly affecting quality of life. In the Pain Treatment Unit of Clínica San Román, we offer infiltrations in the shoulder as an effective solution to relieve pain and improve mobility.

What are shoulder infiltrations?

Infiltrations consist of injections of medications, such as corticosteroids or anesthetics, directly into the shoulder joint. This procedure helps reduce inflammation, relieve pain and improve joint function.

Conditions treatable with infiltration of the shoulder

  • Bursitis of the shoulder: Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that reduces friction between the tissues of the shoulder.
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis: Inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, a common cause of pain and limited mobility.
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder): Stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint.
  • Shoulder arthritis: Wear and tear of the cartilage that causes chronic pain.
  • Lesions of the glenoid labrum: Damage to the ring of cartilage surrounding the shoulder socket.

shoulder pain illustration

Infiltration procedure

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. The shoulder area is cleaned and disinfected before the injection is administered. Using imaging guidance, such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy, the specialist ensures accurate placement of the medication in the affected joint.

After infiltration

Patients may experience immediate relief due to the local anesthetic, although the full effect of the corticosteroid may take a few days to manifest. It is recommended to avoid intense physical activities for a short period after treatment.

Conclusion

Shoulder infiltrations are a safe and effective treatment option for a variety of conditions that cause pain and limit mobility. At Clínica San Román, we are committed to offering personalized treatments to improve the quality of life of our patients. If you are suffering from shoulder pain, we invite you to contact us to explore your treatment options.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our website or call us directly.

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