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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most moveable joint in the body. It has a wide range of motion ability that is extensively used by most people. Because of its excessive use and wide range of motility, the potential causes of shoulder pain are numerous.

Most shoulder pain is caused by the swelling, inflammation, or tearing of soft tissue.

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments

These are the components holding the bones of the shoulder joint in place. Shoulder pain symptoms often develop from everyday wear and tear, or overuse.

Other shoulder conditions are:

  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation
  • Shoulder fracture
  • Frozen Shoulder Syndrome – a condition causing the shoulder to be immobilized because of an unattended previous injury

Degenerative conditions also cause shoulder pain:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • The natural aging process

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

  • Accidents or hard blows
  • Intensive sporting activities or exercising
  • Strenuous hobbies
  • Performing work-related tasks
  • Performing physical tasks or projects in the home

Repetitive Use Injuries

Overuse or repetitive motion injuries occur to the shoulder when one repeats the same activity, or overdoes an act. The repeated activity stresses joints and tissues, causing pain and swelling. For example – throwing a ball, reaching to paint a ceiling, or raking leaves – can result in repetitive motion injuries to the shoulder.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Some shoulder pain can be self-treated through ice/heat application and rest. However, when shoulder pain is persistent, you should seek medical treatment from a specialist. An accurate diagnosis of the root of your shoulder pain is necessary to receive effective treatment through cutting edge physical therapy.

The shoulder is comprised of:

  • Nerves
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments

Damage to any of these components of the shoulder can cause mild to serious pain.

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Shoulder Pain

At Spine and Sports Medicine, effective and lasting shoulder pain relief is achieved through a Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Team Approach. Effective physical therapy at Spine and Sports Medicine is comprised of:

  • Manual Therapy
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • High Tech Exercises
  • High Touch Exercises
  • Weight Resistance Exercises
  • Postural Corrections
  • Tailored Home Exercise Program

Gold Standard Shoulder Pain Management

Other highly effective shoulder pain management treatment methods at Spine and Sports Medicine include:

  • Moist Heat
  • Ice Application
  • Phonophoresis
  • Iontophoresis
  • Cryotherapy
  • Medical Massage

Chiropractic Care for Shoulder Pain Treatment

The Doctors of Chiropractic at Spine and Sports will diagnose the root cause of your chronic and acute shoulder pain through:

  • A complete patient medical history
  • A detailed patient description of how the shoulder injury occurred
  • A physical examination
  • X-Rays, MRI, or CT scan – as deemed appropriate

Upon arriving at an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your shoulder pain, the Multidisciplinary Team will design a treatment plan specifically tailored to rehabilitate the targeted injury and alleviate your pain.

  • Acute pain is very sharp and lasting briefly
  • Chronic pain is very dull, burning, or aching lasting long periods of time

Medical Insurance Coverage for Shoulder Pain Treatment

At Spine and Sports Medicine, there is no requirement for you to obtain an outside primary physician referral to have the cost of your treatment covered by your insurance plan. Most insurance plans cover the cost of treating shoulder pain. Our insurance experts will help you to determine your coverage and assist in processing your claims.

Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Treatment in One Convenient Location

If you are suffering from shoulder pain – and have been delaying seeking treatment – discover effective pain relief provided by a multidisciplinary therapeutic practice in one convenient Midtown Manhattan location – at Madison Avenue and 40th Street.

Reach out to the multidisciplinary team of pain management experts at Spine and Sports Medicine by clicking below – or – call 212.986.3888.

Schedule an appointment today.