Your shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in your body. But because of its ability to move in so many directions, it’s also susceptible to injury and pain. Dr. Gary M. Randall, and his team at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers in Southlake, Texas, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder pain and can develop a plan to reduce your discomfort and improve function and health. For an evaluation, call the office or request an appointment online today.
Your shoulder is a complex joint made up of bones, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and muscle. Shoulder pain refers to any discomfort that affects any of the components in and around your shoulder. You may only experience pain when you move your shoulder or the pain may be constant.
Shoulder pain can develop from several causes. Some of the most common include:
Impingement occurs when the bony parts of your shoulder rub against the soft tissue, causing pain, inflammation, and decreased range of motion.
Your shoulder joint contains pockets of fluid called bursae that act as a cushion between your bones and soft tissue. Repetitive shoulder movements or an injury can lead to inflammation of your bursae, also known as bursitis.
The tendons in your shoulder connect the muscle to your bones. Tendon tears are common and can occur due to overuse or from an injury. A rotator cuff tear is a type of tendon tear.
Like any other joint in your body, your shoulder joint can develop arthritis, leading to pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Shoulder dislocation and fractures are also common causes of shoulder pain.
Dr. Randall and his team at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers conduct comprehensive examinations when you come in with concerns about shoulder pain.
During your exam, the team reviews your symptoms and medical history and performs a physical exam, paying particular attention to your shoulder. They may recommend diagnostic imaging to assess your shoulder further and confirm or rule out the underlying cause of your shoulder pain.
Treatment for your shoulder pain is individualized based on the underlying cause of your discomfort. The team at Advanced Integrated Medical Centers may recommend:
Advanced Integrated Medical Centers also specializes in regenerative medicine, offering platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and undifferentiated cells harvested from your bone marrow or fat tissue. Regenerative medicine stimulates your body’s natural healing process to heal the underlying cause of your shoulder pain to reduce your discomfort and restore normal function.
For expert care of your shoulder pain, contact Advanced Integrated Medical Centers by phone or online today.