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 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.”
Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) in the shoulder joint, causing pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
Inflammation or irritation of the biceps tendon, resulting in anterior shoulder pain and discomfort, often worsened with overhead activities.
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:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications, corticosteroids, or muscle relaxants may be prescribed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and improve shoulder function.
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.
Our medical professionals provide guidance on ergonomic adjustments, proper posture, and techniques to avoid or modify activities that exacerbate shoulder pain.
In some cases, minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy may be necessary to repair damaged tissues, remove inflamed bursa, or stabilize the joint.
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.