Shoulder pain is an incredibly popular complaint and is characterized by pain in the shoulder or other areas of the arm.
The shoulder is made up of several different joints, including the humerus, the scapula (shoulder blade), the clavicle (collar bone), and many ligaments, tendons, and muscles to aid in movement. These joints work together to allow for a range of motion in your arm, everything from lifting weights to eating a snack.
Shoulder pain can be a sign of deeper underlying injuries, such as frozen shoulder, tendonitis, or even from your neck. It can easily occur in the left or right shoulder, or both, depending on how you use it. If left untreated, shoulder pain can lead to further pain, disability, frustration, and decreased quality of life.
Some of the most common shoulder pain injuries, diagnoses, and conditions include:
- AC Joint Sprain
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Frozen Shoulder
- Impingement of Soft Tissue
- Labral tears
- MDI (Multi-Directional Instability)
- Overuse Injuries
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Shoulder Fracture
When should I see a doctor if I have shoulder pain?
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact Achieve Wellness Medical Center for prompt assistance with the problem:
- Difficulty moving your arm for dressing or self-care
- Inability to reach a high shelf
- Pain with lifting or carrying items
- Sharp pain with pushing, pulling, or reaching
- Shoulder ache at rest or while sleeping
Here at Achieve Wellness Medical Center, our medical team will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to decrease pain, improve motion and strength. The overall goal would be to restore your normal function.
Most people with Shoulder Pain in the Columbia area are searching for all-natural, less-invasive treatment options. But do you want the risk of becoming dependent upon these treatments or risk the side effects? Or, what if your shoulder pain problems can’t be solved with surgery? Or a medication that you may need to take more and more of to handle the pain but never actually solve the problem?
We’re dedicated to patients who feel out of options, and that’s why we offer an array of treatments for chronic shoulder pain, including regenerative treatments and enriched plasma.
Enriched plasma treatments involve taking your own blood, removing other elements of the blood that aren’t essential to our purposes, and injecting the concentrated platelets and plasma into your shoulder. Your blood contains many substances that your body naturally produces to help you heal—platelets, growth factors, and cytokines. We use enriched plasma to deliver a much-needed dose of these healing factors at the site of your knee pain.