A recently published article in the esteemed journal The Lancet, stated that arthroscopic surgery subacromial shoulder pain should not be considered as a treatment option. The authors stated that the arthroscopic procedures showed no difference in outcomes compared to other shoulder pain patients that received no treatment at all. So if your doctor is suggesting surgery for your shoulder pain, show him this Lancet article and ask why. [download id=”289″]

There are other options of dealing with shoulder pain including manual manipulations or adjustments to the shoulder, physical therapy and low level light therapy (cold laser). If you’ve had shoulder pain that’s starting to interfere with your activities of daily living, please contact us to book a consultation. As a general rule, always try conservative treatments first before looking at surgical options when dealing with musculoskeletal issues.

 

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