What Will Be Examined During an MRI of the Shoulder?
With an MRI scan, we are able to visualise the structure of your shoulder joint and all its different types of tissue. In doing so, the causes of shoulder pain and limited mobility can be identified.
MRI Scan of the Shoulder
Shoulder pain is often a result of overstraining or sports accidents. Sometimes, however, unfavourable anatomic conditions also cause inflammation of tendons or bursa sacs. Pain in the shoulder and limited mobility can be a great burden on your everyday life. Sometimes the shoulder joint pain radiates into the neck or arm. In addition, permanent shoulder pain left untreated increases the risk of premature joint wear (arthrosis).
An MRI of the shoulder provides insight into the causes of your shoulder pain or limited mobility. An MRI scan detects even the smallest injuries or tissue changes in the bones, cartilage, tendons, and other soft tissues that may be triggering the pain in the shoulder joint.
The following complaints can be a reason for an MRI examination of the shoulder:
Overstraining the shoulder and neck through sports activities is one possible cause. Some examples are carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow or rotator cuff syndrome.
Pain on the outside of the shoulder (sometimes radiating into the arm), a long-lasting incorrect posture, or due to repetitive movements.
Pain when raising the arm can be caused by a long-lasting incorrect posture, repetitive movements, bursitis, or a frozen shoulder.
Pain while rotating the upper arm can be caused by prolonged incorrect posture, repetitive movements, bursitis, and stress.
Rather Early Than Too Late
We love life. And we believe that medical screenings can save lives. Let us support you and your well-being – come for a preventive check-up before complaints arise.