Shoulder Pain

Active Health Center

Integrated Medical Practice located in North Palm Beach, FL

Occupation, injury, and age all contribute to shoulder pain and reduced mobility. At Active Health Center in North Palm Beach, Florida, Dr. Marc Weinberg, DC, and the multidisciplinary team of integrative health care professionals work together to diagnose and treat the underlying cause of your shoulder pain so you can get long-term, nonsurgical pain relief. The team takes a holistic approach to evaluating and treating your shoulder, using the latest techniques and therapies to reduce pain. If you have acute or chronic shoulder pain, call the office or schedule a consultation online to get the treatment you need to heal.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

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What causes shoulder pain and stiffness?

Shoulder pain and stiffness is often the result of one of the following conditions:

  • Arthritis, a degenerative condition of your shoulder joint
  • A tendon problem such as bursitis, tendinitis, or a rotator cuff tear
  • A fracture in one or more of the bones in your shoulder
  • Instability from injury or overuse

Fractures are acute, meaning they can usually be repaired and your pain goes away as you heal. But, arthritis, tendinitis, and bursitis may all become chronic conditions as you age. Degenerative shoulder pain from osteoarthritis also occurs after an injury to your shoulder.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis in my shoulder?

If you have osteoarthritis in your shoulder, the cartilage that protects your joint by providing cushioning for your bones wears away, which may lead to:

  • Loss of motion and flexibility that prevents you from lifting your arm or rotating your shoulder
  • Pain in your shoulder during or after movement
  • Stiffness in your joint in the morning or after a period of inactivity
  • Pain and tenderness to the touch
  • A grating feeling in your joint if bones rub together
  • Bone spurs around the joint

Older adults have an increased risk for developing osteoarthritis in their shoulders, as do people who’ve had previous shoulder injuries.

What are the symptoms of a rotator cuff tear?

If you tear your rotator cuff, or strain the tendons in your shoulder, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Decreased range of motion in your shoulder
  • Difficulty reaching overhead
  • Shoulder weakness that continues to get worse
  • Difficulty reaching behind yourself
  • Pain that worsens at night, or when you rest

Rotator cuff tears are generally the result of overuse or injury and won’t go away on their own.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Fortunately, you don’t have to live with shoulder pain or stop participating in activities you enjoy. The team at Active Health Center takes an integrative approach to treating the underlying cause of your shoulder pain to relieve symptoms and help you regain mobility. Your customized shoulder treatment plan may include a combination of the following:

  • Injection therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Corrective exercises
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Gentle chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound and electrotherapy
  • Manual therapy and massage for hands-on healing of muscles and soft tissue

To get long-lasting pain relief from shoulder pain and healing for the underlying causes of your pain, call Active Health Center to schedule an appointment or book your visit online today.