Shoulder Pain

Myofascial Pain Specialists

Pain Specialist located in Massapequa, NY

Your shoulder is extremely flexible and enables you to perform a wide range of tasks — unless you’re suffering from shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can make the simplest activities — like taking a plate from the cupboard — daunting, difficult, and even agonizing. Fortunately, Myofascial Pain Specialists can give you relief. The team serves Massapequa and the surrounding New York area with highly effective shoulder pain treatments. To get started, call or schedule your appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

You may think your shoulder is a single joint, but it’s actually comprised of several joints, plus tendons and muscles that make it possible to perform a wide range of motion. In fact, your shoulder is the most flexible joint on your body. Most shoulder pain can be linked to one of four causes:

  • Arthritis
  • Instability (partial or total dislocation)
  • Tendon tears or inflammation
  • Fractured or broken bones

Whether your shoulder pain suddenly popped up as the result of an injury or has been worsening over time, meeting with a shoulder pain specialist can help you identify the root cause of your discomfort.

What can I do to treat shoulder pain?

Resting your shoulder, applying heat or ice, and taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can help you minimize your shoulder pain. However, if it continues more than a week after home care, and it impacts your ability to go about your daily life, it’s time to see a doctor.

Myofascial Pain Specialists have successfully treated a wide range of shoulder pain and can work with you to minimize your discomfort and help you enjoy your usual activities free from pain.

What shoulder pain treatments are most effective?

The type of treatment that works best for your shoulder pain will depend on the root of your pain and the way your individual body responds to different treatments. Myofascial Pain Specialists has a number of different high-grade pain management techniques. The health specialists may prescribe pain gels. They can also work with you to develop a nutrition plan. By eliminating foods that could be triggering inflammation, and by eating foods that can maximize your nutrient intake, you can help your body heal faster.

They also offer two highly effective, nonsteroidal pain injections. By providing an alternative to steroid injections — which can cause nerve damage, joint infections, and tissue or bone decay — they can deliver fast, powerful pain relief that’s safer for your body.

Their injection options are Toradol and Sarapin. Toradol is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug designed to deliver short-term pain relief. Sarapin is a naturally derived injection that blocks the pain signals in your nerves.

If you’re interested in exploring safe, effective solutions to your shoulder pain, call Myofascial Pain Specialists or book an appointment online today.