What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Shoulder injuries are common and can lead to chronic pain and limitations in function. The shoulder joint is a complex structure that allows for a wide range of motion but is also prone to instability and vulnerability to injury. The stability of the shoulder joint relies on the integrity of various components, including the rotator cuff tendons, surrounding ligaments, and the labrum. Additionally, the alignment and movement of the neck, upper back, and shoulder blade also contribute to the proper function of the shoulder.
When any of these structures are compromised or not functioning optimally, the shoulder can experience significant issues. The rotator cuff tendons, for example, can become overstressed and inflamed, leading to conditions such as tendonitis or tears. Overstretching of the supporting ligaments can result in joint instability, causing pain, weakness, and a limited range of motion. If left untreated, degeneration of the cartilage can occur, leading to shoulder arthritis characterized by chronic pain and stiffness.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we understand the impact that shoulder pain and injuries can have on your daily life. That’s why we offer a comprehensive approach to shoulder pain treatment, focused on addressing the underlying causes and providing effective relief. Our team of specialists is dedicated to designing customized treatment plans that integrate a variety of physical and regenerative therapies to optimize your recovery.
Common Shoulder Conditions We Treat:
- Rotator cuff tendonitis or tear
- Impingement and subacromial bursitis
- Biceps tendonitis
- Labral tear
- Shoulder Arthritis
- AC joint arthritis
- Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Understanding your Shoulder pain Treatment and Diagnosis:
Shoulder pain can significantly impact your daily activities, especially during the night or when engaging in overhead movements. The pain can be located mostly in the shoulder, or it can radiate down the arm, causing discomfort and limiting your range of motion. It is often accompanied by stiffness and weakness in the joint, further affecting your ability to perform everyday tasks. In some cases, individuals may even experience associated neck pain and upper back pain as their body compensates for the compromised shoulder.
When it comes to treating shoulder pain, a comprehensive approach is essential to provide effective relief and promote optimal healing. At Integrative Rehab Medicine, our team of shoulder specialists is dedicated to addressing the root cause of your pain and developing personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs.
The evaluation of your shoulder condition begins with a thorough history-taking and a comprehensive physical examination. Our shoulder specialists pay close attention to the mechanics of the joint and the surrounding structures, such as the shoulder blade, to identify any underlying issues contributing to your pain. In some cases, advanced imaging techniques such as ultrasound and MRI may be utilized to gain a better understanding of the underlying pathology and guide the treatment process.
Once the evaluation is complete and a diagnosis is established, our team will develop a customized treatment plan for your shoulder pain. The treatment approach may involve a combination of non-surgical therapies and interventions to alleviate your symptoms and promote healing. These may include physical therapy working 1 on 1 with a physical therapist to improve the strength, flexibility, and stability of your shoulder joint, supplements to decrease pain and reduce inflammation, and targeted injections with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), Stem Cells, or prolotherapy.
In addition to these interventions, our team may recommend lifestyle modifications to support your shoulder health. This can include ergonomic adjustments, proper posture techniques, and recommendations for modifications in daily activities or exercise routines to prevent further injury and promote healing.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we are committed to helping you find long-term relief from shoulder pain and restoring your quality of life. Our multidisciplinary approach combines the expertise of our shoulder specialists, physical therapists, and medical team to deliver comprehensive care tailored to your individual needs. If you are experiencing shoulder pain, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to begin your journey towards shoulder pain relief and improved shoulder function.
Remember, you don’t have to live with shoulder pain. Let us help you get back to doing the activities you love, pain-free. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and take the first step towards a healthier, pain-free shoulder.
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, we are committed to delivering exceptional regenerative treatment, sports injury treatment, pain management and expert orthopedic care in Southwest Florida. Our team of compassionate therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your rehabilitation goals and regain an active, pain-free lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We have a centralized treatment center in Estero Florida so we can easily service Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida.
Non-surgical Treatment of Shoulder Pain in Southwest FL
Our Integrative Advantage is the most comprehensive treatment strategy for shoulder pain in Southwest Florida. We combine multiple modalities that address all the contributing factors to provide the best results:
- Regenerative Medicine Injections such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Stem Cells, and Prolotherapy are used to decrease pain and stimulate healing
- Physical Therapy working 1 on 1 with a licensed physical therapist to strengthen and re-educate the muscles and nervous system for decreased pain and improve function
- Functional Medicine individualized dietary plans including an anti-inflammatory diet and nutritional supplements are used to improve health and support the healing process
- Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers, promoting pain relief and relaxation
- Energy Modalities such as Laser therapy and PEMF are the wave of the future. They can safely and effectively stimulate healing and provide pain relief
Integrative Rehab Medicine: Southwest Florida regenerative medicine, pain management and orthopedic care.
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Shoulder Rotater Cuff Healed with Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Injections
Dr. Sebastian and his staff couldn’t have been more professional or caring. I was in pain for a long time without relief from an orthopedic doctor. From my first visit with Dr.Sebastian I knew I was in good hands. He took the time to explain the issue and his plan for treatment. I am pain free !!! I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Sebastian and his team.
Dr. Sebastian is the first doctor I have seen - of any kind - that encourages active participation by the patient in all aspects of treatment and discussions. He is excellent at communicating in a give-and-take manner, truly listening to and making sure he understands my questions. Also, I was impressed that he reviewed the X-rays/MRI results with me, actually showing me the images and explaining what I was seeing. I strongly recommend Dr. Sebastian!
Sebastian is very caring, knowledgeable, and has a great team of medical assistants working with him. His facility is outstanding and makes you feel you are his only patient, despite his busy schedule. I am happy to have found him, as I fully trust him for any future needs. I highly recommend him and look forward to the treatment results!