Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness
Sports Medicine Clinics & Primary Care Physicians located in Pompton Plains, Jersey City, and Boonton, NJ
Pain in one or both of your shoulders prevents you from throwing a ball, reaching up to high shelves, and cleaning your home. At Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness in Pompton Plains, and Jersey City, New Jersey, the team helps restore the full functioning of your shoulder and relieves pain with treatments like physical therapy and acupuncture. To start on your custom treatment plan for shoulder pain, call the nearest location of Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What are some common causes of shoulder pain?
Your shoulders are ball-and-socket joints with many opportunities for injuries and other causes of pain. Despite their flexibility, your shoulders have many components (e.g. bones, cartilage, tendons, muscles) that are prone to injuries. Common causes of shoulder pain include:
- Rotator cuff tendinitis
- Nerve impingement
- Bone fractures
- Torn cartilage
- Repeated use injury
- Heart attack
Shoulder pain can be the result of an injury within your shoulder or outside of it. Injuries in your spinal cord, neck, or bicep can cause pain in your shoulder, called referred pain.
When is a doctor’s visit necessary for shoulder pain?
Visiting a doctor for shoulder pain isn’t always a requirement. Some injuries simply get better with time. However, you shouldn’t hesitate to call Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness for an assessment and treatment of your shoulder pain under these conditions:
- Pain that lasts for more than a few weeks
- An inability to move your shoulder
- Heat, tenderness, and swelling around your shoulder
- Bruising that won’t go away
Shoulder pain can also be a sign of a heart attack. You should call 911 for emergency care if your shoulder pain comes with tightness in your chest, trouble breathing, pain in your neck or jaw, or dizziness.
What are my shoulder pain treatment options?
Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness offers several pain relief treatment options customized to improve the pain in your shoulder. One or more of these may be included in your treatment plan:
Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)
OMT is a type of massaging technique whereby your provider puts pressure on your injured tissues and therapeutically manipulates them.
Physical therapy (PT)
PT involves movements conducted by your physician to improve your shoulder’s strength and flexibility.
Acupuncture, a traditional Eastern medicine treatment, involves several fine needles inserted into your muscles at pressure points. They restore balance across your body and often alleviate pain in the process.
Sometimes, an injection of cortisone directly into your shoulder joint is all it takes to relieve a significant amount of pain and swelling.
If your shoulder pain is persistent or severe, don’t hesitate to book an appointment at Jersey Integrative Health and Wellness by phone or online today.
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