Shoulder Pain Specialist

Proactive Medical Center

Regenerative Medicine & Auto Accident Clinic located in Duluth, GA

Every time you scratch your nose, wave hello to a friend, or pick up your child, your shoulders are hard at work. Given the enormity of their role in your everyday life, shoulder pain can have a major impact on your daily routine. The team at Proactive Medical Center understands this and works toward finding the quickest, most productive solution for your shoulder pain. If you're in the Duluth, Georgia area and get rid of your shoulder pain, call the office or request an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is the anatomy of the shoulder?

Your shoulder is an efficient ball-and-socket joint comprised of:

  • Three bones: clavicle, humerus, and scapula
  • Rotator cuff: a band of muscles and tendons that keep your arm in place
  • Ligaments
  • Supporting shoulder muscles

Together, these components keep your arm firmly attached to your body while allowing it an incredibly wide range of motion.

What are the most common causes of shoulder pain?

Given the amount of work your shoulders perform, shoulder pain is relatively common, and usually results from:

  • Tendon tears or inflammation (rotator cuff)
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation or fractures
  • Sprains or strains
  • Arthritis 
  • Frozen shoulder, or capsulitis
  • Nerve impingements

These conditions can be caused by an acute injury or general wear and tear. More often than not, overextension and repetitive use are the primary culprits behind shoulder pain.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

During your visit to Proactive Medical Center, your provider performs a full physical evaluation and discusses your injury and symptoms. Your provider may order advanced imaging, such as an X-ray or MRI, to locate the source of your shoulder pain. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

Once the source of your shoulder pain is identified, your physician will likely recommend one or more of the following treatment options:

  • Massage therapy
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Medications
  • Facet injections
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Nonsteroidal injections
  • Manual manipulation 

With so many options at their disposal, the providers at Proactive Medical Center work tirelessly to find a solution that works best for your shoulder pain.

What can I do at home for shoulder pain?

The doctors at Proactive Medical Center offer effective treatments for shoulder pain, but you can do your part to speed up your recovery, including:

  • Hot and cold therapies
  • Limiting the use of your shoulder while you heal
  • Completing your physical therapy, if applicable
  • Performing at-home exercises to strengthen your shoulder

The doctors at Proactive Medical Center provide you with a comprehensive list of at-home care instructions for your shoulder.

To put an end to your shoulder pain, call Proactive Medical Center, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.