Shoulder pain is one of the most common types of pain that adults of all ages experience. At Magnolia Medical Clinic in Beaumont, Texas, Jeffrey White, DC, uses nonsurgical techniques to relieve shoulder damage. His goal is to help you regain mobility and strength in your shoulder, so you can return to work as quickly as possible and participate in the activities you enjoy. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
The shoulder is a flexible ball-and-socket joint that connects your torso to your arms. Your shoulder plays a crucial role in helping you lift objects and move and rotate the upper arms. Any damage to the joint itself, or the tendons, ligaments, and muscles that support the shoulder, can cause persistent shoulder pain.
Shoulder pain can develop suddenly or gradually, depending on the source of the condition or injury. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:
Several muscles and tendons make up the rotator cuff that holds your shoulder together, keeping the ball of your upper arm bone securely in the socket. Repetitive motions and overuse of the rotator cuff can lead to tearing of these muscles and tendons.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a type of “wear-and-tear” arthritis. It develops when the cartilage that cushions the bones in your shoulder joint starts to degrade, leading to inflammation and pain as the bones rub together.
Tendonitis is inflammation of the tendons that connect your muscles and bones in your shoulder joint.
The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs that protect the components of your shoulder and help them glide without effort. Inflammation of the bursae in your shoulders can lead to painful bursitis.
Along with pain and general discomfort, shoulder pain can cause a number of issues in your shoulder, including:
Without treatment, a move as small as stretching or turning the wrong way can significantly aggravate shoulder pain, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Depending on the source of your shoulder pain, the experienced providers at Magnolia Medical Clinic offer a variety of nonsurgical treatments to help you regain mobility and strength in your shoulder, such as:
The practice also uses regenerative medicine to accelerate joint, muscle, and soft-tissue healing in the shoulder. Regenerative techniques, such as platelet-rich plasma therapy and mesenchymal stem cell therapy, use substances that your body already produces to promote healing.
Learn more about how to treat shoulder pain by calling Magnolia Medical Clinic, or book an appointment online today.