The correct shoulder pain diagnosis may reveal any number of causes for your pain. A rotator cuff injury, impact, poorly-healed injury, aging, joint degeneration, bone damage, arthritis, or perhaps you have a pinched nerve in your shoulder or a torn labrum.
Pain relief and full healing are possible with the proper non-surgical treatment option. We treat your shoulder pain with a customized treatment program designed specifically for you. This enables you to experience maximum pain relief without rotator cuff surgery or other invasive shoulder surgery.
How to Heal Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder injuries are helped tremendously by our treatment options. Many patients report rapid recovery without undergoing shoulder surgery or the effects of long, painful recovery periods after rotator cuff surgery.
Shoulder injuries cause varying levels of pain and often stop you from using your shoulder and arm. Arthritic inflammation in a shoulder joint can end up destroying cartilage that should cushion the bones. When the cartilage has been minimized, the result is bone-on-bone, and that's very painful. A rotator cuff injury may stop you from lifting your arm. This may limit your participation in some of the things you love to do. Tendons in the shoulder may also become inflamed, a painful condition called tendinitis, which causes pain every time you move. Our non-surgical treatments have a well-documented effect on the body’s ability to help heal these conditions and more.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, treatments might be a good option. We take a sample of your own blood during PRP treatment and concentrate its most effective healing components—the platelets. We then inject the platelet-rich plasma into the injured area of your shoulder. These platelets are then in the right place to repair damaged cartilage, tendons, or muscles.
More Treatment Options to Heal Shoulder Pain
Supplementing the joint's fluids with an injection of hyaluronan, a substance your body naturally produces, reduces friction and inflammation, and provides pain relief.
A person recovering from a frozen or painful shoulder may also need lifestyle and nutritional counseling to reduce overall inflammation and support recovery with stretches and exercise. We find that some people need to improve their habits to prevent a recurrence of the problem.
Damaged and painful shoulders can be healed with these procedures, most often eliminating the need for pain relievers or surgery.
Call our office and talk to our staff about your shoulder problems and ask how you can receive a free consultation on our cutting edge treatment options for shoulder pain in Houston.