CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN IS A VERY COMMON COMPLAINT AMONG ATHLETES AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS, BECAUSE THIS CRITICAL JOINT IS ESSENTIAL FOR MANY SPORTS AND DAILY LIFE ACTIVITIES.
SYMPTOMS OF SHOULDER PAIN
- A dull ache
- A sharp or severe pain
- Gradual or sudden discomfort
- Pain that’s worse with overuse, inactivity or everyday activities
- An inability to move your shoulder with limited range of motion
- Muscle spasms
- Limited range of motion and stiffness
- Painful sleep
DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR SHOULDER PAIN
- Acute or chronic rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis
- Rotator cuff and biceps tendon tears
- Labral tears
- AC joint pain
When you arrive at Harborside Spine and Sports Center for shoulder pain treatment, our first priority will be to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Because there are so many causes of shoulder pain, this is a critical step that will largely influence the effectiveness of our treatment approach. As such, our experienced northern Michigan physicians will take the time necessary to identify the correct diagnosis before your treatment begins – ensuring a more effective, convenient and affordable experience for you.
To begin the diagnosis process, we will collect detailed information about your symptoms and medical history. From there, we will examine your shoulder and perform comprehensive tests to identify what’s causing your pain and joint mobility challenges. Once we’ve identified the underlying cause, we will be able to prescribe very specific treatment approaches that can resolve the issue, relieve your pain and restore your quality of life.
Oftentimes a dynamic diagnostic ultrasound will be performed to identify the cause of pain and document the extent of injury. In cases where labral tears or arthritis is suspected, an MRI or an MR Arthrogram (MRI with injected dye) is promptly obtained.
PREMIER TREATMENT FOR YOUR SHOULDER PAIN
We specialize in regenerative, innovative and non-surgical treatment approaches that have helped many of our patients find relief from their shoulder pain. With years of experience researching and performing these cutting-edge techniques, few physicians have more to offer than our northern Michigan shoulder specialists to heal your injuries and deliver profound pain relief – so you can enjoy your life free from discomfort and limitations.
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