SHOULDER PAIN

The shoulder joint is sophisticated with an interplay of many structures giving it the ability to have a circumferential range of motion.

Shoulder pain and dysfunction is  a common complaint that we can treat effectively with our advanced interventional orthopaedics procedures.

SYMPTOMS OF SHOULDER PAIN

Common symptoms of a shoulder issue are listed below and depend on the underlying cause and injury.

  • A dull ache, sharp or severe pain which can be gradual or sudden in onset
  • Pain that’s worse with overuse, inactivity or everyday activities
  • A reduced range of motion and stiffness
  • Muscle strains, sprains and spasms
  • Weakness and parasthesia
  • Instability and dislocation
  • Pain with pressure on the shoulder when sleeping

DIAGNOSING YOUR SHOULDER PAIN

Many conditions can cause shoulder pain and dysfunction.

  • Impingement syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Nerve pain
  • Subacromial/Subdeltoid bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears and biceps tendon tears
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis which can be acute or chronic
  • Chronic dislocations
  • Osteoarthritis
  • AC joint pain and dysfunction

The critical step in successfully treating shoulder pain and dysfunction is diagnosing the underlying cause.  As for most of our patients, we take the time to take a detailed history and perform a “hands-on’ examination utilising static and dynamic ultrasound to evaluate the complaint further.  In some cases, further radiological assessments with MRI or an MR Arthrogram may be needed.

What treatments are available for shoulder pain?

The treatment that best suits each patient depends on the nature of the problem. We specialise in diagnosing and treating your back pain

  • Prolotherapy treatments involve injecting a solution containing sugar or ozone to boost your body’s healing responses and create new, healthy tissues.
  • PRP therapy uses powerful cells harvested from the patient’s body to stimulate new cell growth and optimise the repair of damaged tissues that is used for some cases of Sacroiliac join pain
  • Ultrasound-guided Injections of Corticosteroid can result in good symptomatic relief in many cases while getting the rehabilitation program with your physical therapist, is another viable option.
  • Stem Cell Treatment – Pure Expanded Stem Cell Treatment involves growing a patient’s own stem cells to numbers high enough to allow potential for joint stability and pain management.