For shoulder injuries, early detection is the key to preventing more serious issues or complications. Thorough evaluations and a variety of nonsurgical and minimally invasive solutions to shoulder pain are available in Estero, Florida, at Kinexis Healthcare. Dedicated to the best traditional and non-traditional therapies, the integrated team is available to provide treatment and support for your shoulder pain or injury. To set up a visit, call or use the online booking system today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What are the warning signs of a shoulder injury?

Shoulder injuries can cause pain in all areas of your shoulder, neck, and arm. The most common warnings signs of a shoulder injury include:

  • Popping and clicking in your shoulder
  • A sensation that your shoulder is catching or locking
  • A feeling that your shoulder may pop or slide out of the socket
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Difficulty raising your arm overhead or rotating your arm
  • Numbness or tingling in your shoulder or arm
  • Weakness

The Kinexis Healthcare team offers complete physical and orthopedic exams to identify the cause of your shoulder pain.

What causes shoulder pain?

Trauma, wear and tear, and overuse injuries can contribute to shoulder pain and cause different conditions, such as:

  • Rotator cuff strains
  • Ligament sprains
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Myofascial pain
  • Labral tears
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder syndrome
  • Arthritis

The location and type of pain you experience can help the team narrow down the potential cause of your pain.

Why do shoulder injuries happen?

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body due to its anatomical structure. As a ball and socket joint with a wide range of motion, different movements and type of trauma can impact the shoulder. The shoulder is also supported primarily by muscles and ligaments, rather than bony joints. These soft tissues are easily susceptible to injury, either because of their locations or due to potential muscle imbalances from things like posture, repetitive motions, and different types of exercises.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

The Kinexis Healthcare team completes thorough evaluations and physical exams in order to determine the cause of your shoulder pain. Your exam includes movement assessments, range of motion measurements, and testing of the muscles and nerves in your shoulder area.

In some cases, X-rays or an MRI may be needed to rule out more complex issues, such as rotator cuff tears and fractures. If imaging is needed, the team provides referrals to imaging centers in the area. Based on your exam, the team identifies the cause of your pain and explains your diagnosis before recommending treatment.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Shoulder pain treatment focuses on reducing your pain and improving the function of your shoulder using:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physiotherapy, including electrical nerve stimulation
  • Rehab exercises and stretches
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Soft tissue therapy, including massage
  • Regenerative therapies, including stem cell therapy

To determine which type of treatment is best for your shoulder pain, visit Kinexis Healthcare for an exam and consultation. Schedule your visit now by calling the office or booking online.

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