SHOULDER PAIN

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.

Shoulder pain can often be associated with a sports or work injury. If your shoulder is keeping you from your favorite northern Michigan actvities, like golf or tennis then it’s time to seek treatment from our experienced medical staff. Missing work due to an injury can be stressful and financially difficult. Do not waste another day, let us help heal your shoulder.

SYMPTOMS OF SHOULDER PAIN

Shoulder pain comes in many forms and varieties. Depending on the underlying condition that’s causing your discomfort, you may experience:

 

  • 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
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Weakness
  • Instability
  • Limited range of motion and stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Painful sleep

DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR SHOULDER PAIN

Shoulder pain can be caused by countless conditions that can make performing daily tasks and leading an active lifestyle feel impossible. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Bursitis
  • Acute or chronic rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis
  • Rotator cuff and biceps tendon tears
  • Labral tears
  • Impingement
  • Instability
  • Arthritis
  • AC joint pain
  • Fractures

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

Harborside Spine and Sports Center is the premier destination in northern Michigan for innovative and alternative treatments for shoulder pain. We cater to athletes and athletic individuals who are not interested in simply masking their discomfort with medications or temporary relief from cortisone injections. Rather, we offer minimally-invasive treatments to maximize your body’s natural healing response and potentially improve the underlying etiology of your discomfort, so you can make a full return to your active lifestyle.

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.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Don’t let joint damage, sports injuries and musculoskeletal ailments slow you down indefinitely. Schedule a consultation at Harborside Spine and Sports Center today, and let our team of world-class specialists heal your injury, deliver profound pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle.

Call us today (231) 348.3283

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