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Shoulder Pain/Injury

You can often stop shoulder pain with rest, but shoulder pain treatment shouldn’t be taken lightly. If you’ve really hurt the joint, you need medical attention to restore the full range of motion and strength. And if you suffered a shoulder injury, visit a pain management specialist who understands you and your lifestyle to receive the most appropriate shoulder joint pain treatment. See the experts at New York Pain Care for shoulder muscle pain treatment, shoulder tendon injury treatment, shoulder instability treatment and treatment for all other types of shoulder pain. Call for a consultation.

Should I Worry about Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain affects the quality of your life by hindering your capacity to do normal daily tasks or even to do your work. With so much activity and flexibility in your shoulder, it’s a joint that’s prone to injuries and requires immediate pain treatment by an experienced doctor. Get help when your shoulder’s sore instead of worrying about it.

Your shoulders allow a wide range of motion. Any condition or injury affecting any shoulder component can lead to incapacitating shoulder pain and problems with flexibility. If you experience right shoulder pain, left shoulder pain or another form of discomfort in your shoulder, consult a pain specialist for immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Amr Hosny and the team of pain management specialists at New York Pain Care can deliver an early diagnosis of your shoulder pain. Located in Midtown Manhattan, the Financial District and Greenwich Village — as well as in Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick, New Jersey — the team offers treatment for a wide range of painful conditions.

What Are the Main Causes of Shoulder Pain?

There’s a wide range of potential reasons your shoulder hurts. Your doctor carries out a physical examination, conducts imaging tests and performs a review of your medical history to diagnose the source of your pain correctly. Possible causes of your shoulder pain include:

By leveraging the latest medical technology, your doctor at New York Pain Care can diagnose the cause of your pain and start effective shoulder pain treatment. The team uses a non-surgical approach to treatment for shoulder pain.

Do I Have a Shoulder Injury?

A common source of shoulder pain is a shoulder injury. Signs that you’ve injured your shoulder include:

  • A sharp pain around your shoulder and neck
  • Swelling in the affected shoulder
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in your arms
  • The shoulder is warm to touch
  • Tenderness and redness in the injury area
  • A limited range of motion in the shoulder
  • Pain at night and when resting
  • Pain when moving your arm
  • A distorted shape of your shoulder

When your doctor reviews your case, describe your symptoms fully. After a correct shoulder diagnosis, the appropriate treatment for shoulder pain can begin.

What’s the Best Shoulder Tendon Injury Treatment?

You can get a torn tendon if you fall sharply, stretch your arm out too far or lift something heavy and too quickly. Types of treatment include:

  • Rest. This stops further damage and allows the torn rotator cuff and other injuries to heal.
  • Over-the-counter pain medicines. These can include painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxers.
  • Heat and cold treatment. You can reduce the pain and swelling in your shoulder with a cold pack. Reduce stiffness by applying a heated pad on the painful area.
  • Physical therapy. Your doctor may recommend mild exercises and stretching to relax the affected muscles and reduce stiffness.

Your pain management doctor is best placed to decide the best shoulder tendon injury treatment after assessing your case. The doctor always recommends non-invasive or minimally invasive remedies first.

What’s the Best Shoulder Instability Treatment?

Shoulder instability is a painful condition in which the ball of the shoulder joint doesn’t stay in the socket. Types of shoulder instability include shoulder dislocation, subluxation and a labral tear. Treatment for shoulder instability includes:

  • Pain medication and anti-inflammatory medication
  • Modification of activity to reduce overstretching the shoulder ligaments
  • Physical therapy
  • Ice pack treatment
  • Medications, such as anti-inflammatories and pain relievers
  • Surgery, in extreme cases of dislocation to repair torn ligaments, often used for athletes who want to resume their sport

Right shoulder muscle pain is usually caused by overuse and treated with many of the same techniques, along with activity modification to prevent further injury. Left shoulder pain sometimes is associated with a heart attack, so you should seek emergency care if it comes on suddenly.

How Is Shoulder Joint Pain Treated in General?

Shoulder joint pain can alter your life. You may find it difficult to move your upper body. Shoulder joint pain treatment depends on the underlying cause. Following a firm diagnosis, your doctor may recommend interventional treatments for common shoulder injuries, such as:

  • Physical therapy to boost range of motion
  • Chiropractic manipulations
  • Corticosteroid injections that contain an anesthetic for pain relief and a steroid to reduce inflammation
  • Disease modifying treatment, such as for rheumatoid arthritis

If your painful shoulder affects your life, it’s time to get the best solution from the pain specialists at New York Pain Care led by Dr. Hosny. Contact the team today for an early diagnosis and treatment.

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