You probably don’t think about your shoulders very often. In fact, you may not realize how much you depend on the vast range of motion in your shoulders until you have shoulder pain and can’t dry your hair, swing a golf club, or reach for your phone. At Waco Integrated Medical, in Woodway, Texas, the team of expert health professionals offers expert diagnosis and customized treatment plans to relieve shoulder pain. Call Waco Integrated Medical today or make an appointment online.
Your shoulder is a complex joint with an exceptional range of motion. With so many moving parts, if any single bone, tendon, or piece of cushioning tissue is damaged, you may experience excruciating pain and a significantly reduced range of motion.
While the most common cause of shoulder pain is a rotator cuff tear, a variety of injuries and conditions may cause your pain, including:
You may sustain an injury and know exactly when and how you injured your shoulder, or your pain may develop over time, eventually reaching the point where it interferes with your life. If you have shoulder pain that affects your range of motion and interferes with your day-to-day life, contact Waco Integrated Medical for expert diagnosis and treatment today.
The team at Waco Integrated Medical provide comprehensive consultations, including physical exams, and diagnostic imaging to identify the condition or injury causing your pain. During your consultation, your provider asks about your pain and other symptoms as well as your health and lifestyle. They want to know if you know how you injured your shoulder, how long you’ve been in pain, and if you’ve tried any at-home treatments.
Your provider feels your shoulders and may gently move your arm to gauge how your pain is limiting your mobility. In some cases, they may order X-rays or an MRI to gather more information about the condition of your shoulder.
At Waco Integrated Medical, you can count on customized treatment plans that incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to shoulder pain. Depending on your specific condition, your shoulder pain treatment may include:
Additionally, they may recommend at-home care, such as ice packs and heating pads to relieve inflammation and muscle tension. Your provider may also recommend a spinal and postural screening to ensure that your posture doesn’t contribute to your shoulder pain.
If you’re living with shoulder pain, call Waco Integrated Medical or schedule a consultation online today for personalized care to alleviate your pain.