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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Pro Sports and Elite Rehab

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation located in Vero Beach, FL

Your shoulder is a remarkably mobile joint, which makes shoulder pain all the more disruptive. When a shoulder injury gets in the way of your life, the board-certified orthopaedists at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab in Vero Beach, Florida, can help. They offer expert diagnosis and innovative treatment plans to heal your shoulder and relieve your pain. Call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab today or schedule a consultation online if you need expert treatment for shoulder pain.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulders are complex and mobile joints that you use much more than you might realize. Shoulder pain can stem from degenerative conditions as well as acute and repetitive use injuries. Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Impingement
  • Dislocation
  • Arthritis 
  • Fractures

Shoulder pain can be incredibly disruptive. You can try at-home care, including rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers to ease your shoulder pain. However, if your pain persists, you should talk to a doctor.

Additionally, if your pain limits your ability to complete routine activities such as brushing your teeth, driving, or reaching for something, you should make an appointment at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab. 

How is the cause of shoulder pain diagnosed?

The orthopaedic surgeons at Pro Sports and Elite Rehab provide comprehensive physical exams and testing to diagnose the condition causing your shoulder pain. They begin by reviewing your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. 

During your physical exam, they feel your shoulder for inflammation and deformity. They also ask you to lift and rotate your arm in different directions so they can see how your pain affects your mobility. They use their hands to create resistance on your arm to test your strength.

When necessary, your orthopaedic surgeon may order digital X-rays, MRIs, or an arthroscopic diagnostic procedure to examine the inside of your shoulder in detail.

How is shoulder pain treated?

The Pro Sports and Elite Rehab team creates customized treatment plans to relieve your shoulder pain and heal the underlying condition causing it. They typically begin with conservative approaches, including immobilizing devices, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and hot and cold therapy.

When conservative approaches aren’t effective, your doctor may recommend procedures including joint injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, or surgery. 

Shoulder surgery is typically a last resort, except in cases of obviously severe injuries that need immediate repair. The team offers minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery as well as traditional open shoulder surgeries to repair shoulder problems.

Call Pro Sports and Elite Rehab today or make an appointment online if you have persistent or debilitating shoulder pain and need expert orthopaedic attention.