Top Shoulder Doctor NYC
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body and the potential causes of shoulder pain are multiple. Most shoulder problems involve the soft tissues — muscles, tendons, and ligaments — that hold the bones of the shoulder in place, and include swelling, inflammation, and the splitting or tearing of tendons. Degenerative conditions, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis, as well as the natural aging process, can also cause shoulder pain. Because the shoulder has such a wide range of motion, problems can be worsened by sports like baseball and tennis, in which the shoulder is extensively used. Other shoulder conditions include shoulder dislocation, shoulder separation, fracture, and “frozen shoulder syndrome,” which occurs when the shoulder is immobilized due to a prior injury.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, visits to orthopaedic specialists for shoulder pain have been rising since 1998 and in 2005 over 13 million patients sought medical care for shoulder pain, of which only 34% were related to injury.
* Patient Story
“At first, I couldn’t sleep. The pain kept waking me at night. Then I began to notice how difficult it was to do simple things like opening the door to my apartment, carrying a bag of groceries, or even brushing my hair.”
Why We Are The Premier Shoulder Specialists in Manhattan
At Spine and Sports Medicine in midtown Manhattan, we know how to treat shoulder pain and injury. Our multidisciplinary approach incorporates state-of-the-art medical technology, the finest healthcare expertise and comprehensive physical therapy to return you to a pain-free and active lifestyle
Our physicians, chriopractors, and neurologists specialize in treating pain and the disorders that cause pain. Our physical therapists are experts in rehabilitation and will help you learn how you can help yourself recover from shoulder injury. When necessary, we will prescribe medication or provide corticosteroid injections to lessen pain and quicken recovery. Whatever the cause of your shoulder pain, the professionals at Spine and Sports Medicine will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.
If you are experiencing shoulder pain, please contact us to help relieve your pain and cure its cause.