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What are the most common causes of shoulder pain?
Your shoulder is an efficient ball-and-socket joint comprised of the following:
- Three bones: clavicle, humerus, and scapula
- Rotator cuff: a band of muscles and tendons that keep your arm in place
- Supporting shoulder muscles
Together, these components keep your arm firmly attached to your body while allowing it an incredibly wide range of motion.
Given the amount of work your shoulders perform, shoulder pain is fairly common and usually results from:
- Tendon tears or inflammation (rotator cuff)
- Dislocation or fractures
- Sprains or strains
- Frozen shoulder or capsulitis
- Nerve impingements
These conditions can be caused by an acute injury or general wear and tear. More often than not, overextension and repetitive use are the primary culprits behind shoulder pain.
How is shoulder pain diagnosed?
During your visit to FIX Medical Group, the team performs a full physical evaluation and may order advanced imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI, to locate the source of your shoulder pain.
How is shoulder pain treated?
Once the source of your shoulder pain is identified, the pain management specialists recommend a treatment from the following options:
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
- Dry needling
- Chiropractic care
- Active release technique (ART®)
- Ozone therapy
- Massage therapy
- Physical therapy
With so many options, the team works tirelessly to find the best solution for your shoulder pain.
What can I do at home for shoulder pain?
FIX Medical Group offers effective treatments for shoulder pain, but you can do your part to speed up your recovery, including:
- At-home exercises
- Activity restrictions to rest your shoulder
- Hot and cold therapies
The FIX Medical Group team provides you with a comprehensive list of at-home care instructions for your shoulder.
To put an end to your shoulder pain, call FIX Medical Group or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.