Shoulder Pain

Pain Medicine Group

Interventional Pain Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Fort Myers, FL, Oviedo, FL & Sarasota, FL

Your shoulder is composed of many moving parts that allow for a wide range of motion. But this extensive mobility also makes your shoulder more susceptible to injury and pain. With more than 35 years of experience, the team at Pain Medicine Group, which includes Michael A. Worobel, DO in Fort Myers, Nicole E. Burns, DO in Sarasota, and Mauna M. Radahd, MD and Jason C.Tse, DO in Oviedo, Florida, can identify the cause of your shoulder pain and develop an effective treatment strategy for you. If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, call today or schedule an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be the result of an injury to the soft tissue or bone, inflammation, or a change in stability. Other common causes of shoulder pain include:

Bursitis

The bursae are fluid-filled sacs that provide cushion in your joints. Due to repetitive motions, these sacs may become inflamed and lead to a condition known as bursitis. The inflammation can occur in various parts of your body, including your shoulder.

Impingement

Impingement is a condition where your shoulder blade rubs up against the soft tissue of your shoulder, causing pain and a decrease in motion.

Tendonitis or tendon tear

The tendons in your shoulder may cause pain due to inflammation, tendonitis, or injury. Both tendonitis and tendon tears can be caused by an acute injury, overuse, or degeneration of the tissue over time.

Instability

Instability refers to shoulder dislocation. Your shoulder may become dislocated from an injury or overuse. In some cases, the dislocation may injure the tendons and ligaments that hold your shoulder in place and increase your risk of a repeat dislocation.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

The experts at Pain Medicine Group determine the cause of your shoulder pain by conducting a thorough examination, which may include special tests such as X-rays, MRIs, or a CT scan.

An arthroscopy, which is a surgical procedure that looks at your shoulder using a special surgical camera, may also be recommended if the team can’t identify the specific cause of your shoulder pain through less invasive means. In some cases, your surgeon may also be able to repair the source of your pain during the arthroscopy.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Pain Medicine Group offers a number of options, including the most advanced treatments available, such as:

  • Medication management
  • Interventional pain management, such as joint injections
  • Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies

The team at Pain Medicine group take a multidisciplinary approach to care and may also recommend physical therapy to improve your shoulder’s range of motion, strength, and function.

If you have shoulder pain, whether it’s constant or comes and goes, the team at Pain Medicine Group may be able to help. Call today or schedule an appointment online.