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Shoulder Pain

Injury Doctors NYC specializes in providing comprehensive care for individuals experiencing shoulder pain. Our team of dedicated medical professionals is committed to accurately diagnosing the underlying cause of your discomfort and implementing personalized treatment plans to effectively alleviate your symptoms. Below, we outline the common causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for shoulder pain:

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain:

Rotator Cuff Injuries: Tears or inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, which help stabilize the shoulder joint and facilitate movement, often resulting from overuse, trauma, or degenerative changes with age.

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome: Compression or pinching of the rotator cuff tendons or bursa between the shoulder blade and the head of the humerus, typically due to repetitive overhead activities or poor posture, leading to pain, weakness, and limited range of motion.

Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis): A condition characterized by stiffness, pain, and restricted movement of the shoulder joint, often developing gradually and progressing through three stages: freezing, frozen, and thawing.

Shoulder Arthritis: Degenerative changes in the shoulder joint, including osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, resulting in pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.

Shoulder Instability: Dislocation or subluxation of the shoulder joint, typically caused by trauma, repetitive overuse, or structural abnormalities, leading to episodes of pain, weakness, and feeling of the shoulder "slipping out of place."


When you visit Injury Doctors NYC for shoulder pain evaluation, our experienced physicians will conduct a thorough assessment, which may include:

Medical History Review: Gathering information about your symptoms, medical history, previous injuries, and activity level.

Physical Examination: Assessing the range of motion, stability, strength, and tenderness of the shoulder joint, as well as identifying any signs of swelling or deformity.

Imaging Studies: Utilizing X-rays, MRIs, or ultrasound to visualize the bones, joints, and soft tissues of the shoulder, helping to identify structural abnormalities, fractures, or signs of arthritis.

Treatment Options:

Based on the diagnosis, our team will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Treatment options may include:

Rest and Activity Modification: Temporarily avoiding activities that exacerbate shoulder pain and modifying movement patterns to reduce strain on the affected joint.

Physical Therapy: Engaging in targeted exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint, improve flexibility, and enhance stability and mobility.

Medications: Prescribing pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, or corticosteroid injections to alleviate discomfort, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.

Shoulder Bracing: Using supportive braces or slings to stabilize the shoulder joint, offload pressure, and provide additional support during physical activity.

Minimally Invasive Procedures: Performing procedures such as corticosteroid injections, hyaluronic acid injections, or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to target inflammation, alleviate pain, and promote tissue healing.

Surgery: In severe cases or when conservative treatments fail to provide relief, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair damaged tissues, reconstruct the rotator cuff, stabilize the shoulder joint, or address underlying structural abnormalities.

At Injury Doctors NYC, our primary goal is to help you find relief from shoulder pain and regain your mobility and function. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a pain-free future.

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