Shoulder pain can stem from a multitude of conditions including rotator cuff abnormalities, tendonitis, frequent shoulder separations, and subacromial impingement. Pain in the shoulder is often caused by repetitive motion, fatigued muscles and joint arthritis. Our pain experts understand shoulder pain and we provide comprehensive diagnostic testing to properly assess the cause and treatment options.
SHOULDER PAIN CAUSES
- Rotator Cuff Dysfunction – The rotator cuff is a very delicate and injury prone area. Muscles and tendons in the rotator cuff are generally very fragile. The smallest movements such as reaching behind the seat in a car or lifting up a weighted object the wrong way can trigger tears and stress in the area causes the patient debilitating pain.
- Brachial Plexopathy -This syndrome describes pain and weakness associated with compression of the brachial plexus, which is a large grouping of nerves extending from the neck into the arms. The brachial plexus can become injured by compression of muscles, bone, trauma, tumor, or inflammation. Movement of the neck and shoulder can worsen the pain symptoms.
- Tennis Elbow – Is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overworked, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- (CTS) refers to a common, specific pattern of hand discomfort, numbness, or paresthesia (burning discomfort) that occurs along the palm into the fingers and wrist.
- Arthritis – Joint degeneration, inflammation and stiffness can cause shoulder pain.
- Frozen Shoulder – Stiffness and pain in your shoulder joint. Signs and symptoms typically begin gradually, but worsen over time. Your risk of developing frozen shoulder increases if you’re recovering from a medical condition or procedure that affects the mobility of your arm — such as a stroke or a mastectomy.
SHOULDER PAIN TREATMENTS
non-surgical solutions for immediate and long term relief.
- Non-steroidal Injections
- Trigger Point Injections
- Transforaminal Epidurals
- Nerve Blocks
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Chiropractic Therapy
- Joint Injections
- Massage Therapy
- Cervical Facet Joint Injections