In addition to causing discomfort, musculoskeletal issues like shoulder pain can seriously affect daily life. It is among the most often reported physical pain in the world. Dr. Bryn J. Henderson, DO, JD, FACPE, CIME, and our team can help you manage your pain naturally by offering comprehensive pain management services at Regenerative Medical Group in Orange, California.
Because of its extensive motion, the shoulder is subjected to pain and injury. Though most shoulder problems are relatively short-lived, the pain sometimes indicates a more complex issue. Here’s a guide to what might be wrong and whether it’s a cause for concern.
Shoulder pain can present itself in a mild or severe form of uncomfortable sensations in your shoulder joint. This pain can radiate around your neck and biceps or the upper part of your back, which eventually restricts your ability to move freely and causes a great deal of discomfort.
Frozen shoulder that involves pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint
Some of the rotator cuff injuries include:
Rotator cuff tear
The leading causes of rotator cuff tears include:
Degeneration (with age)
Overuse of the rotator cuff
Cervical radiculopathy (which occurs due to irritation or damage to the nerve)
Pain in shoulder
Neck and shoulder pain
Radiating pain in arm and shoulder
Pain with mobility
The cause of exact shoulder pain can be challenging to identify as symptoms of all problems cause similar signs.
Blood work to rule out the inflammatory markers
Ultrasound to evaluate each tendon at different angles and hone in on the reason for the pain
Kinetisense to analyze the range of motion of the shoulder joint, which is around 45-60 degrees
CT scan and MRI to generate better images displaying the complete anatomy of the shoulder
Injections such as PRP, prolotherapy, and 3 & 2 injections to the affected area.
Peptide therapy to support healing and reduce the inflammation
OMT (osteopathic manipulative treatment) to help with tendonitis; involves soft-tissue stretching (fascial release), localized isometric contraction-relaxation (muscle energy), positional or facilitative relaxation (counter strain and balanced ligamentous tension), and gentle techniques to balance motion in the skull (cranial osteopathy)
IV infusion therapies that offer a combination of vitamins, minerals, nutrition, etc.
Physical therapy focusing on stretching and strengthening the shoulder to help recover and improve the range of motion