BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Find out more about page archiving.


Accessibility help
Text only
BBC Homepage
BBC Radio
BBC Radio 4 - 92 to 94 FM and 198 Long WaveListen to Digital Radio, Digital TV and OnlineListen on Digital Radio, Digital TV and Online

PROGRAMME FINDER:
Programmes
Podcasts
Schedule
Presenters
PROGRAMME GENRES:
News
Drama
Comedy
Science
Religion|Ethics
History
Factual
Messageboards
Radio 4 Tickets
Radio 4 Help

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Science
CHECK UP
MISSED A PROGRAMME?
Go to the Listen Again page
PROGRAMME INFO
Thursday 15:00-15:30
Check Up is your chance to talk to doctors about the health issues that most concern you and your family. Each week Barbara Myers is joined by a medical expert to take your calls and emails on a particular topic and give you the most up to date advice. No appointment necessary.
Call 0870 010 0444
Contact Check Up
LISTEN AGAINListen 30 min
Listen to 6 December
PRESENTER
BARBARA MYERS
Barbara Myers
PROGRAMME DETAILS
Thursday 6 December 2007
A naked shoulder

Full programme transcript >>

Shoulder Problems

Do you suffer from pain in your outer arm, above the elbow? Or perhaps the pain runs all the way down to your wrist?

Problem shoulders are surprisingly common, yet sufferers rarely think their shoulder is the culprit, and the problem can go undiagnosed.

In Check Up this week, Barbara Myers will be in the studio with Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Angus Wallace from the University of Nottingham.

Whether your shoulder is ‘frozen’, arthritic or dislocated, he’ll be offering advice on what can be done to treat the problem, includingphysiotherapy, steroid injections and surgery.

The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, making it particularly vulnerable to damage.

If the pain in your arm is so great that you can’t lift your hand behind your neck you could have a frozen shoulder.  If the inflammation inside the joint doesn’t ‘thaw’ by itself, injections into the joint or keyhole surgery can help.

Some shoulder problems, such as impingement syndrome or ‘swimmer’s shoulder’, where the tendon lying between the two bits of bone in the joint is squeezed after a minor injury, can often be resolved with physiotherapy.

Arthritis destroys the surfaces of the shoulder joint. These patients may have to undergo surgery, where the shoulder is dislocated to expose the ball and socket for replacing or resurfacing.

Please contact the programme with your questions or comments on 08700-100-444 on the day of broadcast or e-mail using the Contact Check Up link above.

Next week: cholesterol
Listen Live
Audio Help
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
DON'T MISS
Leading Edge
PREVIOUS PROGRAMMES
Backs
Feet
Headaches
Obesity
Cosmetic Dentistry
Strokes
Sleep
Posture
COPD 
Diabetes Type 2
Fainting
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 
The Voice
Childhood Obesity
Hands
Cholesterol
Shoulders
Hair
Lymphoedema
Prostate
IBS
ADHD
Sun Damage
Feet
Alzheimer's Disease
Hip Replacements
Palliative Care
Dizziness
Osteoporosis
Food Allergies and Intolerance
Heart Attacks
Ears
Indigestion
Smoking
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Menopause
Fertility
Fatigue
Epilepsy
Child Health - Back to School 
Varicose Veins
Memory
Itching
Bladder
Jaw
Diabetes
Sleep Apnoea & Snoring
Hernias
Asthma
Oral Health
Headaches
Eyes
Liver Disease and Alcohol 
Stroke
Sore Throats
Stammering
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cosmetic Surgery
Stress
Statins
Back Pain
Haemophilia & Bleeding Disorders
Essential Tremor
Insomnia
Anaesthesia
Arrhythmias
Urinary Tract Infections
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
PMS
Chronic Pain
Sore Bottoms
Raynaud's Phenomenon
Stomachs
Chronic Resolutions
Common Problems
Inherited Conditions
Knees
Memory
Epilepsy
Angina
Coeliac Disease
Travel Health
Benign Breast Disease
Exercise for the very Unfit
Skin Cancer
Fibroids
Arthritis
Voice Problems
Headaches
Wanted and Unwanted Hair
Noses


Back to Latest Programme
Health & Wellbeing Programmes
Current Programmes
Archived Programmes

News & Current Affairs | Arts & Drama | Comedy & Quizzes | Science | Religion & Ethics | History | Factual

Back to top


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy