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Shoulder Pain

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Up to 26% of American adults have shoulder pain. Shoulder pain is difficult and it often disrupts your life by limiting your movements. Fortunately, All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute has good news for shoulder pain sufferers in the Houston, Texas, area. The team offers cutting-edge treatments for shoulder pain, including both conservative and surgical approaches. For a solution that works long-term, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

When do I need to see an orthopedic doctor for shoulder pain?

Sometimes shoulder pain goes away within a day or so. But if you’re dealing with any of the following shoulder issues, schedule an assessment at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute right away:

  • Pain that limits your routine activities
  • Sleeplessness due to pain
  • Inability to move normally due to pain
  • Pain that persists even when resting
  • Shoulder weakness along with pain
  • Shoulder numbness or tingling along with pain

Shoulder pain indicates a problem that requires attention, so don’t ignore these issues. While most causes of shoulder pain are very treatable, it’s always better to start treatment now instead of later, when the damage could be much worse.

What causes shoulder pain?

A few of the most common causes of shoulder pain are:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Labral tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Tendinitis or tendon rupture
  • Fractures

Shoulder pain may start in your cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bones, muscles, or other tissues. It’s not uncommon to experience shoulder problems in more than one part of your shoulder at a time.

What is the most effective shoulder pain treatment?

The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute recommend shoulder pain treatments based on what works most effectively for the underlying cause of your pain. 

Conservative care

In most cases, shoulder pain treatment initially includes physical therapy, medication, immobilization with a sling, and rest. 

Injections

Cortisone, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell injections are a good option for some types of shoulder pain. The team may recommend injections if conservative care doesn’t ease your shoulder pain. 

Injections relieve symptoms for as long as several months. They can be a good middle ground between conservative care and surgery.

Surgery

If you have severe shoulder pain due to major tissue damage, you could need surgery. There are many different types of shoulder surgery, but in most cases, the surgeons at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute use a minimally invasive approach like arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. 

The team at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute can help you overcome shoulder pain and function problems. Call or book an appointment online today.