Your shoulder is an important part of your arm, so pain or immobility in your shoulder can hinder many of the tasks you perform every day. At Skypoint Medical in Schaumburg, Illinois, Shoeb Mohiuddin, MD, thoroughly evaluates your shoulder pain to narrow down its cause and offers fast-acting treatment strategies to improve your condition. To learn more about your options for shoulder pain relief, request an appointment by phone or online today.
What’s causing my shoulder pain?
Your shoulder pain could stem from one or several of many causes. Some typical shoulder pain causes include:
- Bone fractures
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Pinched nerve
- Dislocated joint
- Spinal cord injury
- Joint calcification
There are many other potential causes of shoulder pain. Dr. Mohiuddin may order imaging tests and other diagnostic methods to get a better view of the joint.
When should I visit a doctor for shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain can be mild, moderate, or severe. In some cases, it limits your movement. However, it doesn’t always call for a visit to the doctor as it’s often temporary and goes away easily with home care.
You should visit Regenerative Pain & Spine for an assessment regarding your shoulder pain if:
- You can’t lift objects with your arm
- You can’t raise your arm
- The pain persists for longer than a couple of days
- Your shoulder joint looks abnormal or deformed
- Your shoulder joint is swollen, red, or warm
- You have other seemingly unrelated symptoms (e.g. dizziness, breathing problems)
- Of course, if you know that your shoulder pain is linked to a recent injury, you should visit Dr. Mohiuddin as soon as the injury occurs or shortly after.
Dr. Mohiuddin at Regenerative Pain & Spine can pinpoint the type of injury or condition you’re suffering from and form a treatment plan accordingly.
How can I manage my shoulder pain?
Bed rest, heat and cold packs, and over-the-counter medications can ease your pain temporarily, but sometimes shoulder pain requires more rigorous treatment.
Dr. Mohiuddin offers several unique but effective treatments to ease your pain without invasive surgery. Depending on the cause and severity of your shoulder pain, he may add these or other procedures to your plan:
Physiotherapy, or physical therapy, involves functional movements that optimize your mobility and relieve stiffness associated with pain.
Shock wave therapy
Shock wave therapy involves bursts of high-pressure energy going deep within your tissues to stimulate healing.
Dr. Mohiuddin offers regenerative medicine treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cells. PRP is a substance from your own blood with a high concentration of growth factors and platelets. When injected, it helps your injuries heal faster. Stem cells can become any type of cell to regenerate and repair damaged tissues.
If your shoulder pain is persisting without relief, call Regenerative Pain & Spine or book your appointment online for evaluation and effective treatments today.