You never realize how much you use your shoulders every day until one of them starts hurting. Shoulder pain can surface because of issues with the shoulder joint or from muscles, ligaments, and tendons surrounding it. Shoulder pain might get worse as you move your arm or shoulder, like lifting a box, doing yard work, or even swinging a tennis racket.
Our physician will thoroughly examine patients experiencing arm pain and assess all symptoms before offering several forms of non-surgical treatment.
Some of the most common conditions connected to shoulder pain include:
- Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia is pain that is felt in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints throughout the entire body. Researchers think it may be the result of overactive pain receptors in the brain. Genetics may play a role in developing the condition since fibromyalgia has been known to run in families. It also affects more women than men.
- Joint Arthritis - Joint arthritis can cause pain and ache in a single joint, such as a hip, or in multiple joints throughout your body, including the spine, knees, shoulders, hands, feet, and more.
- Osteoarthritis - Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition affecting the natural cushioning, or cartilage, between joints.
- Phantom Limb Pain - If you have lost a limb or another part of your body, you may feel some sensations that seem to be coming from the missing part. Sometimes, this could manifest as the pain this phenomenon is called “phantom pain.” It is common among amputees. It can become a chronic problem for some people.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the membranes around your joints and causes inflammation. This swelling often leads to pain and bone erosions. Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, which occurs when the protective tissues in the joints wear down over time and with activity.
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome - If you are experiencing shoulder pain or stiffness, the most likely culprit is the rotator cuff. This is the most common cause of shoulder injuries for adults. While many aches and pains are more common for athletes, rotator cuff injuries are known for impacting people from all walks of life.
- Tendinitis and Bursitis - Tendinitis is inflammation of tissues connecting muscle to bone; Bursitis is inflammation of bursae sacks acting as cushions between joints.
Precision Pain Care and Rehabilitation has two convenient locations in Richmond Hill – Queens and New Hyde Park – Long Island. Call the Richmond Hill office at (718) 215-1888, or (516) 419-4480 for the Long Island office, to arrange an appointment with our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Chacko.