The shoulder joints are the most mobile in the body with the most versatile range of motion. When there is trauma, injury, or wear and tear of a shoulder joint, it can impact your ability to move and result in significant pain. If you think you’re suffering from a shoulder condition, get a head start on finding pain relief by starting your diagnosis below.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE SHOULDER PAIN?
The complex anatomy of the shoulder joint means finding the underlying cause of your shoulder pain can be complicated. The cause of your shoulder pain can be as wide-ranging as the shoulder joint itself. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Muscle strain
- Injury or accident
- Age-related wear and tear
- Herniated or Bulging Disc
- Pinched Nerve
- Tendonitis and Bursitis
- Shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff injury
What are the Symptoms of Shoulder Pain?
The shoulders are one of the most widely used joints in the body. From brushing your teeth to opening your car door to reaching for the TV remote control, your shoulder joints are used every single day. Because of the complexity of this joint and how widely it is used, experiencing the symptoms of shoulder pain can impact every moment of your day. Common symptoms of shoulder pain include:
- Sharp, throbbing pain
- Limited movement
- Limited range of motion
- Swelling or bruising
- Numbness or tingling
If you think you are experiencing the symptoms of shoulder pain, get a head start on diagnosing your condition below.
HOW IS SHOULDER PAIN TREATED?
The experts at Oasis Orthopedic and Spine can help you determine the best treatment plan to relieve your pain and restore mobility to your shoulder joint. The severity of your diagnosis and condition will play a significant role in your treatment options.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Shoulder Pain
For mild shoulder pain, you can begin with non-surgical treatments to find pain relief and restore mobility. Common non-surgical treatment for shoulder pain include:
- Ice therapy
- Physical therapy
- Activity modification
- Steroid injection
Surgical Treatments for Shoulder Pain
For more serious shoulder pain or shoulder pain that results from trauma, you may need to consider a minimally invasive surgical treatment. In some situations, shoulder pain that lasts a long time can turn into a more serious condition such as a tendon tear. The specific minimally invasive surgery for you is highly dependent on the underlying condition that is causing your shoulder joint pain. Common minimally invasive surgical treatments for shoulder pain include:
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Rotator cuff repair
- Nerve Block
- Outpatient shoulder replacement
Find the right treatment for your shoulder pain and condition with our online treatment finder.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS ARE SAYING
[Since my bulging disc correction] I haven't had pain in my leg at all and had only a little pain in my back from my surgery, but zero pain in my legs, the sciatica is gone.
Edward, age 55, bulging disc injury
Today my back and hip feel tremendous. My legs are still a bit weak, possibly from nerve damage that occurred prior to surgery. I’m going to physical therapy 3 times per week. I was back at work on November 15th, 3 weeks after surgery.
Robert, age 58,
history of disc herniation and previous surgeries
Nobody likes to be injured and neck surgery is a delicate procedure, but Dr. Massoud explained what needed to be done, which made me feel more comfortable. [Post-surgery] I felt great, and today the pain is completely gone.
Francisco, Age 48, Cervical Injury
Dr. Patel was so nice and explained everything to me. He likes to see the MRI images and see for himself what shows up on our report. He answered all my questions and I was able to get a late appointment (and by late i mean [past] 6pm).
L. Mercado, Little Ferry, NJ