You may not realize how much you rely on your shoulders until joint or muscle pain in your shoulder disrupts your life. The team at Regenesys Physical Medicine in Frisco, Texas, offers innovative treatments to provide shoulder pain relief and help you get back to your regular activities. If you’re suffering from acute or chronic shoulder pain, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Shoulder Pain Relief Q&A
What causes shoulder pain?
Your shoulder is at risk of a wide range of degenerative conditions and soft tissue injuries that result in shoulder pain and reduced mobility. For example, you could develop a degenerative joint disease like osteoarthritis. Arthritis is the leading cause of joint pain in the United States today.
Sports injuries are also a common cause of shoulder pain. You may experience a rotator cuff tear, muscle pain from a strain or biceps tear, or a ligament injury, such as a sprain. Your shoulder pain could also be due to shoulder separation or bicipital tendonitis.
Nerve injuries, such as radiculopathy, can also cause shoulder pain as well as radiating pain, numbness, and weakness in your arms and hands.
When should I seek care for shoulder pain?
You should make an appointment at Regenesys Physical Medicine if you have shoulder pain that doesn’t subside after a few days of rest, over-the-counter medications, and hot or cold packs. If you don’t find relief within a few days of at-home care, it’s a sign of a more serious injury or condition that needs medical attention. Accordingly, if you have serious pain, inability to move your arm, or other neurological symptoms such as loss of strength, numbness, or tingling in your arm, call our office for an immediate appointment.
How is the cause of shoulder pain diagnosed?
At Regenesys Physical Medicine, our provider team diagnoses the cause of your shoulder pain with a thorough consultation and physical exam. During your exam, our providers will feel for abnormalities in your shoulder, arm, neck, and spine. They ask questions about your pain and guide you through a series of gentle movements and stretches to test your range of motion. Sample questions might include, “Do certain movements aggravate your pain?” and “Is the pain an ache or is it shooting or stabbing?”
Our provider team may also order diagnostic tests such as X-rays or MRIs to examine your shoulder joint in more detail.
What treatments provide shoulder pain relief?
Regenesys offers innovative, patient-focused treatments to relieve shoulder pain and restore your overall well-being. Some of the therapies used for shoulder pain relief include:
- Functional rehabilitation
- Chiropractic care
- Massage therapy
Our provider team will create an individualized treatment plan to relieve your pain and facilitate healing in your body. Regenesys has successfully treated thousands of shoulder cases with their expert care. As such, many patients that visit our office are able to achieve substantial pain relief and avoid surgery.
If shoulder pain is disrupting your life, call Regenesys Physical Medicine or book a consultation online today.request an appointment
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