Shoulder Pain

Are you experiencing shoulder pain that restricts your movement and affects your daily activities?

At Kennedy Health, we specialize in providing comprehensive shoulder pain relief, helping you overcome discomfort and regain optimal shoulder function. Our experienced medical professionals are dedicated to diagnosing and treating various causes of shoulder pain, ensuring personalized care and effective relief.

Pain Mamagement & Causes of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can have various underlying causes, including:

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff tears, strains, or tendinitis can result from repetitive overhead motions, aging, or traumatic injuries, causing pain and limited range of motion.

Frozen Shoulder

Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder causes stiffness, pain, and limited mobility in the shoulder joint, often following a period of immobilization or certain medical conditions.

Shoulder Impingement

Impingement occurs when the rotator cuff tendons or bursa become compressed between the bones of the shoulder joint, leading to inflammation, pain, and difficulty raising the arm.

Shoulder Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis can cause chronic shoulder pain, stiffness, and inflammation due to cartilage degeneration or autoimmune responses.


Shoulder Pain Types of Diagnoses and Conditions

At Kennedy Health, we diagnose and treat various shoulder pain conditions, including:


Rotator Cuff Tears

Partial or complete tears in the rotator cuff tendons, resulting in pain, weakness, and limited shoulder movement.


Shoulder Instability

Shoulder instability occurs when the structures that hold the joint in place are weakened or injured, leading to recurrent dislocations, pain, and a feeling of the shoulder “slipping.”


Shoulder Bursitis

Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) in the shoulder joint, causing pain, swelling, and limited mobility.


Biceps Tendonitis

Inflammation or irritation of the biceps tendon, resulting in anterior shoulder pain and discomfort, often worsened with overhead activities.

Contact Info

Let us know how we can help you feel better today.

(302) 476-2978

Office Location

6 Sharpley Road
Wilmington, DE 19803 


Office Hours

Mon-Thurs : 9am - 6:30pm
Fri : Specialty Procedures
Sat-Sun: Closed

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Pain Management Symptoms Associated with Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can present various symptoms, including:

Pain and Discomfort

Persistent or intermittent shoulder pain, ranging from dull aches to sharp, stabbing sensations, often worsened with movement or certain positions.

Weakness or Instability

Reduced strength or a feeling of shoulder instability, making it challenging to perform tasks that require arm movement or support.

Limited Range of Motion

Difficulty raising the arm, reaching overhead, or performing routine activities due to pain, stiffness, or weakness in the shoulder.

Swelling and Inflammation

Joint swelling, warmth, and redness due to inflammation within the shoulder joint.

Pain Management Treatment Options

At Kennedy Health, we offer a range of treatment options to effectively manage shoulder pain:

Medication Management

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications, corticosteroids, or muscle relaxants may be prescribed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and improve shoulder function.

Physical Therapy

Our experienced physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to improve shoulder strength, flexibility, and stability, reducing pain and enhancing mobility.

Shoulder Joint Injections

Intra-articular injections, such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, may be recommended to provide localized pain relief, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function.

Lifestyle Modifications

Our medical professionals provide guidance on ergonomic adjustments, proper posture, and techniques to avoid or modify activities that exacerbate shoulder pain.

Shoulder Athroscopy

In some cases, minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy may be necessary to repair damaged tissues, remove inflamed bursa, or stabilize the joint.

Surgical Intervention

In severe cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, surgical options, such as rotator cuff repair, labrum repair, or shoulder replacement, may be considered to alleviate pain, restore function, and improve overall shoulder health.

Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history and diagnostic tests (such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound), to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific type and severity of shoulder pain. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Take the first step toward effective shoulder pain relief. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and explore the treatment options available to help you find relief, regain mobility, and embrace an active lifestyle. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable future.