Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common ailment that affects thousands of people in the US each year.  In some cases, shoulder pain can be commonly mistaken for pain that is being referred from your neck.  It is important to distinguish the difference between the signs and symptoms.  Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Trauma
  • Overuse
  • Lifting/carrying
  • Overhead movements
  • Degeneration
  • Tears

Some common symptoms to look out for are:

  • Pain
  • "Clicking" or "Popping"
  • Stiffness
  • Numbness/tingling
  • Weakness

There are several different components and structures that make up the shoulder joint.  It is important to distinguish which one of these structures is causing your pain so that you may receive the appropriate treatment to achieve the fastest and best results.

When you come to Comprehensive Medical Care, you will get a thorough evaluation and examination by any one of our many excellent medical professionals on staff. Depending on the findings, you may be required to get additional diagnostic work ups such as MRIs and/or X-rays.  It is important to us as your provider, and for you to cover every aspect of your health and know exactly what is going on with your condition.

Treatment can include conservative care with physical therapy such as joint mobilizations, stretching and postural exercises. Treatment can also include different types of injections depending on the condition.  Physical therapy has been proven to be just as effective, if not more than surgery alone, depending on the severity of the condition.

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