Milwaukee Shoulder Pain Specialist Doctor
Pain Management for Upper Arm and Collarbone Injuries
Shoulder pain is incredibly common for adults. Each shoulder is composed of three bones - the arm, shoulder blade, and collarbone. Ligaments stabilize the joints while tendons, elongating from muscles, connect to the bones and facilitate movement. When the system malfunctions, pain develops and makes movement with the arms difficult. Neurology & Pain Treatment in Milwaukee is here to help you regain your full range of motion and say goodbye to chronic shoulder pain.
Symptoms of Shoulder Injuries:
- Full range of shoulder motion limited or “frozen”
- Long lasting pain
Many shoulder injuries are actually a result of a problem with the rotator cuff, a collection of muscles and tendons used to move the bones of the shoulder. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in the shoulder area, it is important you schedule a consultation with Dr. Neal Pollack of Neurology & Pain Treatment right away to determine the true cause. Review some of the common causes of shoulder pain.
Causes of Rotator Cuff Pain
Many shoulder injuries are actually a result of a problem with the rotator cuff, a collection of muscles and tendons used to move the bones of the shoulder. The ball of the upper arm bone is held in the shoulder socket by this collection. An injury from repetitive motion, like swinging a golf club or tennis racket, can lead to limited mobility in the arm.
Diagnoses of Shoulder Pain Most Often Include:
- Joint arthritis
- Bone spurs
- Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears
- Biceps tendonitis
- Labrum tears
- Repetitive movements
NOTE: Sudden pain in the shoulder may be a sign of heart attack. Go to a hospital immediately in the event of a heart attack.
Shoulder Treatment in Milwaukee
Medication may reduce shoulder pain for a time, yet it often does not treat the source of the pain. Similarly, resting might allow for a minor injury to heal. In more severe cases, including tissue and rotator cuff tears, surgery is usually the only option. Fortunately, prolotherapy for shoulder injuries is available at Neurology & Pain Treatment Clinic.
Rotator cuff injuries are particularly difficult to treat with surgery. The structure of the joint makes surgical procedures highly invasive. If surgery goes wrong, the arm may experience permanent mobility issues. Prolotherapy treatment is an excellent alternative as the injection therapy reduces pain and restores function.
Through the years we have successfully treated numerous patients experiencing shoulder pain. Our combinations of conventional and alternative care have enabled them to avoid surgery, regain function, and eliminate pain. Call us at 414-453-7780 to find out how we can help.