Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain2022-09-21T21:38:35+00:00

At Integrative Spine & Sports, we offer comprehensive treatment of shoulder pain at our practice in NYC.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a debilitating condition that can affect people from all walks of life, from professional athletes to musicians. Shoulder pain mostly occurs due to excessive or improper use, but can also be caused by disease. Thankfully, there are effective shoulder pain treatments out there that don’t require surgery.

Shoulder Pain Treatment in NYC

Whether you suffer from acute shoulder pain due to an injury, or chronic shoulder pain that limits your mobility or enjoyment of activities on a more regular basis, we can provide you with non-surgical treatment options that may include:

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Image Ordering

Shoulder Pain Specialists

Our shoulder pain specialists in Manhattan create custom treatments designed to meet the needs of people suffering from acute pain due to injury, as well as those experiencing chronic conditions affecting the muscles, soft tissue, and nerves within the shoulder.

Our integrative team includes non-surgical orthopedists, chiropractors, and certified physical therapists that offer traditional and cutting-edge medical procedures, state-of-the-art technologies, physical therapy modalities and therapeutic exercise regimens to treat shoulder pain and injury.

What are the signs & symptoms of shoulder pain?

Common signs & symptoms of shoulder pain include:

  • Pain and discomfort in the shoulder area
  • Decreased shoulder mobility
  • Swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the shoulder area
  • Difficulty lifting things
  • A feeling of catching or grinding in the shoulder joint

We recommend consulting a doctor if you experience any of the following:

  • Shoulder joint appears deformed
  • Inability to lift things without significant pain
  • Inability to move shoulder
  • Severe pain in both shoulders
  • Persistent pain for several days without relief
  • Pain spreading to other parts of the body (especially the thighs)
  • Shooting pain in the shoulder area
  • Numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning pain in the affected area
  • Extreme swelling or bruising
  • Any sign of infection (fever, chills, redness)

What are the causes of shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can occur for many reasons – the most common is injury, like sprains and strains, but medical conditions like arthritis can also cause significant shoulder pain.

  • Improper sleeping posture
  • Overuse/overexertion through excessive or improper lifting
  • Bone or joint abnormalities
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fracture
  • Degenerative diseases

In general, if you have no experience of recent injury and the shoulder pain is unexpected, it’s a good idea to consult a doctor. Various medical conditions can cause shoulder pain, which is why it’s important to know as soon as possible whether your situation is serious or not.

Orthopedic physical therapists specialize in using non-surgical approaches to treat conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which include the shoulder as well as other parts of the body involving the bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissue that supports and binds tissues and organs together.

For concerns about shoulder pain, consult an orthopedic physical therapist near you. If you’re in NYC, give us a call today.

Shoulder Pain FAQs

Why does the top of my shoulder hurt?2022-09-22T14:06:35+00:00

The most likely cause for pain at the top of the shoulder is rotator cuff tendonitis, which is a condition characterized by swollen tendons. Shoulder impingement syndrome could also be the cause. If the pain persists or worsens, please consult your doctor.

How do I reduce my shoulder pain?2022-09-22T14:06:42+00:00

If your shoulder pain is a result of overuse or injury (like a sprain), then it might help to rest the affected area by avoiding any heavy lifting or large swinging arm motions. Heat and cold therapy can also help relieve pain and swelling by promoting blood flow in other areas of the body.

Can shoulder pain be a sign of something serious?2022-09-22T14:06:48+00:00

Yes, it can. Often, shoulder pain is a result of overuse, injury, or lack of exercise. But sometimes, shoulder pain can also be a sign of serious conditions like arthritis, cancer, or a pinched nerve. Consult a doctor first for any shoulder pain concerns.

How should I sleep with shoulder pain?2022-09-22T14:06:54+00:00

Some people experience shoulder pain because of improper sleeping posture. The best way to sleep is on one’s back. This way, the back is in a neutral position, and no stress is placed on the shoulders. You may also place a pillow under each arm for additional comfort. Doing this can reduce pain and swelling in the affected area.

Does Coronavirus (COVID-19) cause shoulder pain?2022-09-22T14:07:02+00:00

One of the less common symptoms of COVID-19 are “aches and pains”, but there is no confirmation on whether COVID-19 causes shoulder pain. Since the virus causes blood clots and pulmonary blood clots can cause shoulder pain, some doctors say it’s possible for COVID-19 to cause shoulder pain.

The best way to know whether COVID-19 is the cause is to watch out for other common symptoms, such as fever, dry cough, and tiredness. If the shoulder pain persists, consult your doctor.

We provide our patients with an integrated and holistic team approach to getting better.

We provide our patients with an integrated and holistic team approach to getting better.

Conditions Treated

We treat individuals suffering from a variety of acute injuries as well as chronic conditions.

Services & Treatments

Our focus is on promoting healing, restoring function and alleviating pain for patients.

Book an Appointment

We offer two convenient locations for patients: the Upper West Side or Madison Avenue.

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