Across the Triangle and Raleigh, Doctor Joe Wilson continues to grow his practice with gentle patient care that is combined with locally well-known dedication and commitment to overall health and wellness. Doctor Wilson offers his patients an array of experience and extensive background in Sports Medicine, and he understands the demands and desires of the Triangle’s active population.
A common concern for many active people in the Raleigh area is acute or chronic rotator cuff pain and it can be common among children and adults alike; Dr. Wilson wants to spread the word to everyone who is active this upcoming winter and holiday season that overusing the shoulder can create an array of problems. At first, many patients react with indifference and do not take any initial pain very seriously; they try to work it off or rest it over a period of days. Unfortunately, the pain most often never goes away.
Let’s look at three important reasons why people often do not seek help at the onset of shoulder pain:
- No definitive cause or reason: Most people are unable to recall exactly when, how, or why the pain began, so they’re less inclined to believe there could be a serious problem. However, many shoulder ailments can happen without a specific incident that triggers the trauma, and the pain slowly gets worse over a period of time.
- Self-diagnose: Simple muscle strains can look very similar to more serious injuries, making it difficult to adequately assess the damage. If shoulder pain is not extreme at first, many people tend to undermine the gravity of the problem.
- Self-treatment: People may feel they are doing all they can by taking Ibuprofen, icing the shoulder, and trying to rest it as much as possible. Indeed, these are good measures to take, but if pain persists despite these initial efforts, consultation with Dr. Wilson is advised.
It is very important after an injury, even a seemingly minor one, to make an appointment with Dr. Joe Wilson of EmergeOrtho so it can be properly diagnosed. Severity and time are critical factors after the incident. It is important to seek medical advice quickly after it happens.
Shoulders are the most active part of the body and they are used in a multitude of human tasks. Taking care of them will provide a lifetime of service. Remember, in any situation, Dr. Wilson, the Raleigh Shoulder Specialist, is ready to help. Call the office today and make your appointment!
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