What Causes Shoulder Pain?
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and is made up of a complex system of muscles, ligaments, and bones. Because the shoulder joint is so mobile it is also susceptible to various types of strains and injuries. In many cases, shoulder pain is the result of overexertion or muscle soreness and subsides within a few days with ice and rest.
When shoulder pain does not subside and persists for more than a few days, or when the shoulder is difficult to move or swollen, it is important to consult one of the Board Certified Orthopaedic Shoulder Specialists at OSS Health to find the underlying cause of the pain.
Shoulder pain can be the result of underlying conditions including:
- Rotator cuff tears
- SLAP tears
- Shoulder fractures
- Shoulder dislocations
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen Shoulder Syndrome
- AC joint injuries
The Board Certified Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists at OSS Health have helped thousands of patients with shoulder pain return to an active and healthy lifestyle using a variety of treatment options.
How is Shoulder Pain Treated at OSS Health?
At OSS Health, our multidisciplinary Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Team consists of Board Certified Sports Medicine Specialists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Physical Therapists – each of whom collaborate to decide the best treatment plan for you based on your unique condition and lifestyle.
At OSS Health, we offer the latest in non-surgical as well as arthroscopic treatment options for shoulder pain, including:
- Physical Therapy
- Injection Therapy
- Arthroscopic Surgery
In most cases, we begin with the most conservative treatment options and only recommend surgery if shoulder pain does not respond to these conservative treatments.