While your shoulder is one of the most flexible and mobile joints in your body, it can also be injured by trauma, work incidents, and auto accidents. If you’ve suffered a shoulder injury, see the orthopedic experts at Ortho One Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida. Fady Bahri, MD, and George Bahri, DO, have more than 25 years of experience delivering effective shoulder pain and injury solutions. To schedule a consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Shoulder pain can come from any of the anatomical structures in the shoulder area. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
Depending on the location and severity of your pain, the team at Ortho One Jacksonville develops a personalized exam to determine the cause of your symptoms.
Since the shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint with the largest range of motion of any joint in your body, it can be injured by many specific types of movements and activities. Common shoulder pain triggers include:
Depending on the types of daily activities you perform at work and home, you may be predisposed to certain shoulder injuries.
To diagnose shoulder pain, the team begins with a consultation and physical exam. During your consultation, your provider asks about the location of your pain, if the pain extends into your neck, arm, or hand, and which activities worsen or improve your pain.
After your consultation, your provider examines your shoulder, first by measuring your range of motion, then by palpating the shoulder joint and its surrounding muscles. Your provider moves your shoulder into various positions to test your flexibility and joint integrity.
If X-rays or an MRI are needed, your provider refers you to an imaging facility in the area. Based on your consultation, exam, and any imaging performed, your provider diagnoses the cause of your pain and outlines a treatment strategy to relieve your pain and improve the function of your shoulder.
To treat shoulder pain, the Ortho One team first focuses on therapies to relieve pain, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, hot and cold therapy, and massage therapy. Once you’re feeling better, the team may refer you for physical therapy to regain strength and stability in your shoulder.
If you’ve experienced damage to your shoulder or have been diagnosed with arthritis, the team may also recommend prescription pain medications, joint injections, or regenerative medicine services. In severe cases, a joint replacement surgery may be the solution you want.
To determine what type of treatment is best for your shoulder pain, call Ortho One Jacksonville or schedule a visit online today.