Dr. Miro is a shoulder pain specialist based in New York City. He determines the fundamental cause of your injury and how to restore it for long-term function and comfort. Below are common questions he gets from prospective clients interested in Shoulder Pain Treatment.
- What Causes Shoulder Pain?
Wear and tear, physical strain, and overuse are the most common causes of pain or damage in the shoulder. It is the result of strain or damage to the shoulder joint, tendons, or muscle. Shoulder injury occurs with repeated movements while playing sports, exercising, falling, or lifting. It can even happen while performing everyday activities like gardening or cooking.
- How Do You Relieve Shoulder Pain?
If you suffer from shoulder pain, here are several ways to relieve the pain at home:
- Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory or pain medication like aspirin and ibuprofen will help reduce inflammation in the shoulder.
- Hot and/or cold compress relaxes the muscle and numbs the pain. Apply a heating pad or ice pack for 15 – 20 minutes every few hours For heat, use a heated gel pack or hot water bottle. For cold, use a frozen gel pack, ice cubes in a plastic bag, or a bag of frozen peas.
- Rest and gentle movement of the affected shoulder is important for reducing pain and keeping the muscle strong and flexible. Perform mild stretches like the pendulum and overhead shoulder stretch.
- Adjust your sleeping position from your stomach to on your back to keep the shoulders aligned. You can also try sleeping on the side opposite of your bad shoulder.
- Improve your posture by maintaining a 90-degree elbow angle when using the computer.
- What Are The Symptoms Of Shoulder Pain?
Pain can range from dull to sharp, with muscle spasms, tingling, numbness, weakness, stiffness, swelling, or immobility. Sometimes patients describe a feeling of their shoulder shifting out of place. Shoulder pain can also accompany the neck, upper back, or mid-back issues.
- When Should I See A Doctor For Shoulder Pain?
If you have serious shoulder pain and injury, see a doctor if you have any of the following:
- If pain persists even with rest and medication and affects your daily life like getting dressed.
- Shoulder pain has gone and come back.
- A separation or dislocation of the shoulder that feels like it could slide out.
- What’s The Best Treatment For Shoulder Pain?
Treatment for shoulder pain will depend on the type of injury. In most cases, physical therapy or chiropractic care will help restore shoulder mobility and ease the pain. More serious injuries like shoulder dislocation or a torn rotator cuff may need surgery or steroid injections.
Dr. Miro treats shoulder pain with the following techniques:
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Joint manipulation
- Strength and stretching exercises
- Active Release Technique® (ART)
- Cold-Laser Light Therapy
- Graston Technique®
- Kinesiology Taping
- How Long Does Shoulder Pain Last?
Depending on the severity of your condition, it can take eight weeks or longer for shoulder pain to heal. In some cases, the problem will go away on its own. If the pain does not subside after rest and medication, see a doctor.
- What Are The Most Common Types Of Shoulder Pain Or Injury?
- Biceps Tendonitis
- Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
- Impingement Syndrome or Shoulder Impingement
- Osteoarthritis or arthritis
- Pitcher’s Shoulder, Swimmer’s Shoulder, Tennis Shoulder
- Pre- and Post-Surgery Physical Therapy
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
- Shoulder Bursitis
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Labrum Tear or Labral Tear
- Shoulder Sprain or Shoulder Strain
- Shoulder Tendonitis or Calcific Tendonitis
Manhattan Sports Therapy is a state-of-the-art facility located in New York City. Our clients range from professional athletes to everyday New Yorkers. We are proud to offer the latest techniques and treatments for the benefit of our valued patients. If you are interested in learning more about shoulder pain treatment in NYC, please call to schedule an appointment or contact us online.
To learn more about our services call our sports medicine doctor in NYC today at (212) 310-0100 or contact our office online to request an appointment.