Shoulder injury

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What is shoulder injury?

Most problems in the shoulder involve muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones and are frequently caused by activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Trauma from accidents may also cause shoulder injuries.

Common symptoms reported by people with shoulder injury

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with shoulder injury

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) shoulder injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with shoulder injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with shoulder injury

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (3) shoulder injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Difficulty staying asleep Need for nap 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
Anxious mood (3) Insomnia (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hallucinations Insomnia 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Elevated liver enzymes Memory and cognition problems 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Insomnia (2) Depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (9 evaluations)
Side effects
Increased energy insomnia
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Sexual dysfunction
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with shoulder injury, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has shoulder injury on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 11
30s 34
40s 47
50s 53
60s 25
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 20
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 16
50-59 years 6
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 93
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from shoulder injury patients who have completed their condition history
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