“The Shoulder is a very common site of injury for ‘weekend warriors’. In addition to the superficial deltoid muscles which do the bulk of the movement of this joint, the smaller, internal rotator cuff group is highly susceptible to injury. In fact, it is estimated that by the time we reach the age of 60, 60% of people will have some degree of measurable damage to one of the four rotator cuff muscles.” —Brian Kessler, M.D., Medical Director for Spine & Sports Medicine of NYC.
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body and the potential causes of shoulder pain are multiple. Most shoulder problems involve the soft tissues — muscles, tendons, and ligaments — that hold the bones of the shoulder in place, and include swelling, inflammation, and the splitting or tearing of tendons. Degenerative conditions, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis, as well as the natural aging process, can also cause shoulder pain. Because the shoulder has such a wide range of motion, problems can be worsened by sports like baseball and tennis, in which the shoulder is extensively used. Other shoulder conditions include shoulder dislocation, shoulder separation, fracture, and “frozen shoulder syndrome,” which occurs when the shoulder is immobilized due to a prior injury.
Our physicians and chiropractors specialize in treating pain and the disorders that cause pain. Our physical therapists are experts in rehabilitation and will help you learn how you can help yourself recover from shoulder injury. When necessary, we will prescribe medication or provide corticosteroid injections to lessen pain and quicken recovery. Whatever the cause of your shoulder pain, the professionals at Spine and Sports Medicine will diagnose and treat it using cutting-edge technology and the finest medical attention.
Before we speak, we listen. Arriving at a diagnosis and treatment plan begins with a thorough understanding of your life, activities and symptoms.
No one knows your body better than you. Help us pinpoint the source of pain so that we can work with you to move beyond that pain to wellness and ease of motion. What are your symptoms?