Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Stems From a Variety of Issues and Proper Diagnosis is the First Step to Resolving Pain

Causes range from a partially torn or fully torn rotator cuff to osteoarthritis, bursitis, and very commonly, neck issues.

The rotator cuff is a group of four tendons that connects muscles from the scapula and allows the shoulder to rotate and elevate. Inflammation of these tendons (rotator cuff tendonitis) is a common cause for shoulder pain and becomes more prevalent as you age, due to overuse.

shutterstock_122305627The shoulders are made up of bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  The shoulders, which connect the arms to the trunk (torso), are the most moveable joints in the body and one of the more complicated areas to resolve pain.

All to often, prescription or over the counter pain medications and surgical interventions are frequently used.  Surgical procedures that involves the neck or shoulder are complicated, with a long recovery time and marginally successful outcomes.  

With proper diagnosis, we have many non-invasive options for patients who suffer from shoulder pain.  We can never stress enough that when patients are experiencing chronic muscular skeletal pain (and that includes shoulder pain), it most likely has structural contributing factors that can be resolved by our integrated team of physicians. To schedule your personalized assessment, email us at info@ultimatemedgroup.com.