The shoulder is made up of several joints that combine with muscles and tendons. Many issues can cause shoulder pain, including:
Shoulder pain can also be caused by an issue in another part of the body, such as the neck. Shoulder pain that comes from the joint itself usually worsens with activity and movement of the arm or shoulder. On the other hand, referred shoulder pain, pain that arises from another part of your body, usually doesn’t get worse when you move your shoulder.
If your shoulder pain is accompanied by chest pain, nausea, or shortness of breath, you should call emergency services immediately.
If your shoulder is:
Then you should call your doctor. Even if your pain is less severe but is affecting your range of motion or daily activities, it’s a good idea to book a consultation at Synergy Medical LLC. Drs. Cooper will find out exactly where the pain is coming from, so you can begin a treatment plan that works for you.
While you can use ibuprofen to reduce inflammation and treat shoulder pain at home, it’s not a long-term solution. Pain meds only treat the symptom, not the cause. At Synergy Medical LLC, you’ll receive expert diagnosis and a variety of treatment options that might include:
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 90% of patients who experience shoulder pain respond to simple treatments such as changes to their activities, resting, exercising, and medication. Call Synergy Medical LLC today to learn more about shoulder pain diagnosis and treatment.
Because the knee is a weight-bearing joint and absorbs shock and compression with every step, it is critical to get treatment as early as possible. The longer the pain goes uncorrected, the more permanent damage possible. Call our Synergy Medical LLC staff today and get an appointment scheduled if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Proper rehab is essential for a full recovery. Whether you have chronic knee pain, a new injury or even knee surgery, our rehabilitation goal is to strengthen the muscles of the knee. This will provide you the most stability for the long term, and position you to avoid new injuries as well as recurring knee problems.
Corticosteroid injections are a very common treatment for knee conditions, both acute and chronic. They reduce knee pain by diminishing the bodies natural inflammatory process. While these injections won’t provide permanent relief, or correct the underlying problem which is creating the inflammatory response, they do provide relief from a few weeks to several months. Without any corrective action, it's likely that the pain will return as the knee is still vulnerable to injury.
This is why we prefer an alternative to steroids known as hyaluronic acid injections. This is a thick substance that lubricates the joint providing improved mobility and decreased pain.
It's possible, but as technology advances, there are increasingly new conservative treatment options available now more than ever. If our providers need more information after performing a detailed orthopedic examination, we can take x-rays on-site and/or even order an MRI to see the internal soft tissues of the knee. After our providers collaborate on your case, we will determine if you are a good candidate for Regenerative Amniotic Allograft Injection (aka stem cell therapy) and rehabilitation. If we feel that you aren’t a good candidate for the conservative treatment options that we offer, we will make the appropriate referral.
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