Treatment Options for Shoulder Pain & Injury
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Treatment Options for Shoulder Pain & Injury
Your shoulder pain treatment begins with our team of doctors and specialists creating a complete picture of your health so that we can identify and treat the root cause of your should pain or injury–rather than simply suppressing your symptoms. We’re committed to determining the why behind your shoulder pain–enabling us to deliver you with healing that lasts. Together, we’ll create a tailored plan that may include one or more of our specialized shoulder pain and injury treatments:
Our pain management specialists are committed to identifying the root cause of your shoulder pain or stiffness that could be caused by ligament damage or injury, scar tissue, and degeneration. We work to resolve your pain at its source rather than simply masking your symptoms with traditional pain management medications and treatments. We recognize the complexities of pain, and partner with you to design a customized pain management plan to identify which of our shoulder pain treatments best support your near- and long-term healing.Learn More
Our injections are formulated to effectively reduce shoulder inflammation, stiffness, impaired range of motion, and to correct the underlying factors or injury causing your shoulder pain—rather than masking pain with steroid or cortisone injections.Learn More
Our regenerative medicine therapies work to replace, activate, and renew depleted or damaged tissue, rotator cuff tendons, ligaments, and cartilage within the shoulder–accelerating the rate of healing exponentially. The injection of healthy tissue allograft into damage areas reduces pain and inflammation, and supports the repair of injured shoulder ligaments, tissues, tendons, and cartilage.Learn More
Through specialized physical therapies that cater to shoulder pain and injury, our shoulder pain physical therapists work to relieve your shoulder pain, stiffness, and inflammation, by strengthening surrounding muscles, increasing your range of motion, and accelerating your healing.Learn More
Orthopedic Support Bracing
During your shoulder recovery and rehabilitation process, orthopedic support bracing may be used to help properly align, correct position, support, stabilize, and protect your shoulder area as it heals from injury or trauma.Learn More
Our chiropractors diagnose, treat, and prevent mechanical disorders within your musculoskeletal system–including one of your body’s most complex and most frequently used joints: your shoulder joint. Our extensive chiropractic services include specialized techniques that properly target your shoulder joint–restoring shoulder mobility and providing pain relief.Learn More
By gently stretching your spine in the cervical region–the area of discs in your neck–decompression therapy treatments take pressure off of your nerves and discs. This gentle stretching technique promotes the diffusion of oxygen, water, and nutrient-rich fluids-enabling the nerves that flow to and through your shoulder to heal, and resolving nerve impingement that often radiates into the shoulder.Learn More
Sports Injury & Rehabilitation
Through specialized mobilization and release techniques, strength training, taping, and movement pattern assessments, our sports injury & rehabilitation specialist alleviate your shoulder pain and restore function and mobility. Our doctors work to not only help you recover from a new or recurring shoulder injury, but also to prevent future shoulder injuries–helping you achieve your optimal athletic performance.Learn More
Our acupuncturists administer very thing micro-needles at strategic points along the surface of your body to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissues. Activating these specific points stimulates your central nervous system–triggering your natural healing abilities and relieving shoulder pain.Learn More
Our therapeutic and neuromuscular massage therapy alleviates chronic shoulder pain, stiffness, impaired range of motion, and nervous system dysfunction associated with trigger points, poor circulation, nerve compression, postural problems, and repetitive movement injuries.
Advanced Light Therapy
By directing powerful energy in the form of billions of light photons to your shoulder area, our light therapy stimulates and accelerates healing and shoulder tissue regeneration and restores cellular function–all while reducing shoulder inflammation, swelling, pain, and stiffness.Learn More
To accelerate your recovery, our doctors utilize vibration therapy, which uses precise micro-vibrations. These vibrations trigger your body’s natural reflexive response and stimulate responses from your nervous and musculoskeletal systems. The result is increased blood circulation–boosting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues, reducing shoulder pain and scar tissue, improving shoulder ranger of motion, and recovery from shoulder injury.
Acoustic Wave Therapy
Benefiting common causes of shoulder pain—such as rotator cuff tendinopathy, tendinosis calcarea, bursitis—our acoustic wave therapy treatments support blood circulation throughout your shoulder region—reducing inflammation, pain, and swelling. When acoustic waves are introduced into the shoulder area, they pulsate in targeted bursts—renewing cells and helping damaged shoulder tissues heal faster.Learn More
Common Shoulder Injuries and Conditions We Treat
Shoulder pain is often a result of these common shoulder injuries and conditions:
Rotator Cuff Tear
- A critical group of muscles and tendons in your shoulder, your rotator cuff helps you lift and move your arms, and keeps the ball of your upper arm bone in the shoulder blade socket. Commonly caused by age, overuse, or trauma, rotator cuff tears happen when the tendons pull away from the arm bone. If you suffer a rotator cuff tear–either a partial or a complete tear—you may experience pain, arm weakness, and difficulty raising or moving your arm.
- A painful condition, frozen shoulder occurs when the connective tissues surrounding your shoulder joint become thick, inflamed, and stiff. As shoulder pain increases and you use your shoulder less and less, your shoulder capsule thickens and tightens—causing your shoulder to be increasingly difficult to move as if it’s frozen in place.
- A common cause of shoulder pain and stiffness, shoulder tendinitis is indicative of inflammation within a region of the shoulder joint. Shoulder tendinitis can occur as a result of repetitive overuse of the shoulder tendons—swimmers, golfers, tennis players, and baseball players are especially prone to injury—or from localized, serious trauma.
- A specialized cartilage tissue attached to the rim of your shoulder socket, the labrum helps keep the ball of your shoulder joint in place. Tears to the labrum—known as labral tears—are often caused by aging, acute injury, or overuse due to repetitive overhead motion. When a labral tear occurs, the most common symptoms include shoulder pain, instability, and a grinding or locking sensation with shoulder movement.
Why Anodyne for Shoulder Pain & Injury Treatment
Our doctors and experts thoroughly and thoughtfully consider the many dimensions of your health. We’re dedicated to identifying and treating your shoulder pain at its source so that we can deliver healing that lasts. When you choose Anodyne, you’re partnering with extraordinary doctors and providers who put you and your health first.
- With providers and specialists representing many fields of medicine under one roof, we bring the shoulder pain and back injury experts to you.
- Decades of combined experience and expertise treating shoulder pain.
- Proven, highly-effective shoulder pain treatments and services with an integrated approach to health and wellness.
- Non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options with little to no down time.
- Flexible payment options including insurance, payment plans, and financing available.
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Understanding Shoulder Pain & Injury
One of the most used–and overused–joints in your body, your shoulder is a complex joint comprising of many bones, tendons, and muscles. The shoulder joint’s large range of motion makes it more susceptible to repetitive injury, strain, and everyday wear and tear.
Shoulder pain typically involves your shoulder’s soft tissues, which include your shoulder muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Traumatic injury–such as a dislocated shoulder–is another source of shoulder pain. Injury to the shoulder area often presents as a sudden, sharp pain accompanied by swelling, pressure, or bruising. You may also experience decreased range of motion and stiffness.
Among the most common shoulder injuries are rotator cuff injuries, bursitis, and tendonitis. Your rotator cuff is made up of four small muscles and a network of tendons that help you raise and move your arms. An accident, like a fall, or deterioration over time can lead to a rotator cuff tear, which is quite literally a tear in your rotator cuff tendon. You may also experience bursitis, which is swelling and inflammation of your bursae, small fluid-filled sacs that reduce rubbing and friction as your shoulder muscles, tendons, and bones move. Tendonitis is also common and happens when tendons in your shoulder joints are inflamed and irritated–causing pain and stiffness.
Your Journey to Wellness Begins Here
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