Shoulder pain can be insidious, with the symptoms stemming from multiple causes. You may experience pain between your shoulder blades, in your right or left shoulder, or it may radiate from your neck. The experienced doctors at Precision Pain Medicine in Queens, NY, utilize advanced technologies combined with an individualized treatment approach to diagnose the root cause of your shoulder injury, provide long-term pain relief, and enhance function and comfort. Our top pain specialists are committed to utilizing an FDA-approved diagnostic methodology and the most up-to-date pain treatment options to successfully treat a wide range of conditions.
The shoulder is a complex structure made of three separate joints. They work together to give the shoulder a tremendous range of motion. Let’s take a closer look at the main parts of the shoulder’s anatomy.
Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis of the shoulder can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.
Pain in the shoulder can be caused by – muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, or nerves in the shoulder, or it may be caused by problems in the neck or elbow. The most likely causes of shoulder pain include:
Shoulder pain that does not go away within two weeks should be assessed by an experienced pain management physician. Board Certified Specialists at Precision Pain Medicine can help identify the cause of your shoulder problems and offer effective non-surgical treatments.
See an orthopedic doctor right away if you just suffered a serious injury and your shoulder is extremely painful, swollen, bruised, or bleeding. Other symptoms indicating that you should see an orthopedic shoulder specialist include:
There are cases when sudden pain in a left shoulder signals a heart attack. If you experience cramping or squeezing in your shoulder, particularly if it radiates up to the chin, upper back, or abdomen, or is accompanied by difficulty breathing, vertigo, or anxiety, call 911 or your local emergency number.
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The doctor will examine your shoulder, ask about your symptoms, and review your medical history, including joint problems. To narrow the differential diagnosis, your shoulder pain specialist may also order diagnostic imaging, including:
Your health practitioner will determine the specific treatment based on the extent of your condition, your age and overall health, and tolerance to certain medications and procedures. Treatment may include:
Our orthopedic doctors typically recommend starting with non-surgical treatments. Shoulder surgery could be warranted if your condition is severe, conservative treatments failed to provide results, or if you’re an athlete or worker whose job or sport puts a lot of strain on your shoulders.
If you have shoulder pain, platelet-rich plasma therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help your body heal itself. PRP can help your shoulder feel better and work better.
This outpatient injection procedure relieves pain in the shoulder and arm caused by arthritis, injury or disorder.
You cannot always avoid accidental injuries. However, you can take steps to lessen your risk and safeguard your shoulders. Some shoulder pain prevention measures you could implement into your daily life include:
A team of board-certified physicians treats professional athletes and regular New Yorkers utilizing a mix of interventional, rehabilitative, natural holistic, and pharmaceutical approaches. We take great pride in offering the latest treatment techniques to ensure the overall well-being of our patients. If you’re curious to learn more about the shoulder pain treatments we offer, please call or reach out to us online for an appointment.
Doctor Daniel Khaimov is a true professional who cares deeply for his patients. I received an excellent level of care and attention. They were able to get me in the same day, saw me almost immediately, and were extremely accommodating to the pain that I was in. Thank you so very much.Tricia Philips