Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain serices offered in Marlton, Hamilton Township, East Brunswick and Northfield, NJ

Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is a complex and flexible joint susceptible to injuries and degenerative conditions that cause pain. At Revive Spine and Pain Center in Marlton, Hamilton Township, East Brunswick and Northfield, New Jersey, Michael Rizkalla, MD, Mahmud Ibrahim, MD, and the team provide cutting-edge treatments for acute and chronic shoulder pain. Whether from a sports injury or arthritis, the team designs plans that help you get relief from your discomfort and regain the use of your shoulder. Call today or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Why is shoulder pain so common?

Shoulder pain is common because the shoulder is one of the most complex and flexible joints in the body. Your shoulder connects three bones, which are held together by ligaments, tendons, muscles, and cartilage.

The ball and socket joint that connects the upper arm bone with the shoulder is held in place by the rotator cuff, a group of muscles and tendons that allows you to move your arm in all directions.

The movement of the arm and the instability of the ball and socket joint increases the risk of injuries and conditions that cause pain. 

What causes shoulder pain?

There are many conditions that affect the shoulder, resulting in pain. Some occur from acute injuries, while others develop over time due to wear and tear.

Common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Bursitis
  • Impingement

You can also have shoulder pain because of a problem that affects another area of the body, like a herniated disc in the neck.

When should I see pain management for shoulder pain?

You should see the sports medicine and pain management specialists at Revive Spine and Pain Center if your shoulder pain affects your daily life. They treat acute and chronic shoulder pain and offer innovative therapies that ease pain and promote healing.

They take a patient-centered approach, spending extra time talking to you and getting to know you. They ask about your shoulder pain, when it started, and how it affects your daily life. They review your medical history and perform a physical exam.

The team orders diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out a diagnosis, such as X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or electrodiagnostic studies. 

I don’t want surgery. What are nonsurgical treatments for shoulder pain?

Revive Spine and Pain Center offers many nonsurgical treatments for shoulder pain. The team has helped many people who thought they tried everything get relief from their discomfort.

Some of the nonsurgical treatments for shoulder pain available at Revive Spine and Pain Center include:

  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic care
  • Joint injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

The team talks to you about your diagnosis, and together, you develop a plan to improve your pain and quality of life.

Call Revive Spine and Pain Center or book an appointment online to learn more about nonsurgical treatments for shoulder pain.