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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
depressed mood (5)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
shoulder injury (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (2) shoulder injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)

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 (4 evaluations)
Side effects
increased appetite
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (6)
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 (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness drowsiness 1 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
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)

(Naprosyn)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for shoulder injury (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
shoulder injury (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2) shoulder injury (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation increased energy 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
headaches nausea
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
  • 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 10
30s 41
40s 61
50s 66
60s 32
70+ 12

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 89
Female 135

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