Shoulder pain affects up to 26% of adults in the United States at any given time and is often a debilitating condition. Don’t let shoulder pain hinder your quality of life. Call board-certified pain management physician Sameer Syed, MD, MPH, at Pain Treatment Institute in Plano and Sherman, Texas. He and his team use innovative treatments to relieve shoulder pain and enhance healing. Call to make an appointment today or book online.
Shoulder pain involves pain or discomfort in your shoulder joint, which is one of the most complex parts of the human body.
Symptoms of shoulder pain include:
Shoulder pain can develop gradually or show up suddenly after an injury. If you experience severe pain or the pain doesn’t go away over time, check in with Dr. Syed to determine what’s causing it and discuss treatment options.
Joints, tendons, and muscles in your shoulder function together to produce a wide range of motion in your arms. Because of this complexity, the shoulder is also more susceptible to injury and pain than other, simpler joints in your body. Shoulder problems can result from:
Less common causes of shoulder pain include nerve-related problems, infections, and tumors. Dr. Syed determines the root cause of shoulder pain to establish the most appropriate treatment.
At Pain Treatment Institute, Dr. Syed diagnoses a shoulder injury or pain after reviewing your symptoms and medical history and completing a comprehensive medical examination. He may order lab or imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs.
Shoulder pain treatment might be as simple as lifestyle changes or medications, but treatment depends on what’s causing your pain, Dr. Syed might recommend:
Dr. Syed might recommend shoulder injections that ease pain, lubricate the joint, or reduce inflammation. He often uses this treatment when long-lasting relief is needed.
Sometimes simply resting your shoulder and applying heat or ice to it restores the joint without further treatment.
Certain physical therapy stretches and exercises strengthen your shoulder joint to maximize healing and ease pain.
Oral medications can also reduce inflammation and pain associated with shoulder disorders.
Surgery is used as a last resort when other pain management options fail or if it’s the only way to fully restore your shoulder joint’s structure and function.
Your diagnosis and treatment plan is specifically tailored to meet your individual needs by Dr. Syed at Pain Treatment Institute, so you get on the path to better health quickly. Call for an appointment today or use the online scheduler.