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Shoulder Pain

White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC

Chiropractors & Family Nurse Practitioners located in Fort Worth, TX

As the most flexible joints in your body, your shoulders can easily be injured by overhead movements, sports activities, household chores, and even sleeping on your side. For shoulder pain, tightness, instability, or discomfort, see the specialists at White Integrated Health Clinics PLLC in Fort Worth, Texas. The team has extensive experience and training in evaluating and treating all types of shoulder injuries so you can recover quickly. To set up an appointment, use the online booking tool or call the office today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What are the signs of a shoulder injury?

Shoulder injuries can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on the location and cause of your injury. Some of the most common signs of shoulder injuries include:

  • Pain in the front, back, or side of the shoulder
  • Popping and clicking in the shoulder joint or shoulder blade area
  • Snapping in your shoulder
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Pain, numbness, or tingling in the arm or neck
  • Feeling that your shoulder could pop out of its socket

Common movements and activities that cause shoulder pain include falling on an outstretched arm, overhead movements, sleeping on your shoulder, and repetitive movements like throwing.

What causes shoulder pain?

Since shoulder pain can vary in intensity depending on which parts of your shoulder structure is affected, the team assesses you for all possible causes of shoulder pain, like:

  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle adhesions or knots
  • Nerve injury
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation
  • Complete or partial dislocation
  • Ligament tears
  • Labral tears

It’s also important to explain how your injury happened, if you know, so that the team can better assess your case.

How is shoulder pain diagnosed?

The team offers a complete evaluation and physical exam to identify the cause of your shoulder pain. During the physical exam, the team measures your range of motion, muscle strength, and nerve function. Next, they perform orthopedic tests to gauge the function of your shoulder joint and determine which parts of the shoulder structure is involved in your injury.

In some cases — such as muscle tears and dislocations — the team refers you for X-rays or an MRI. Based on their findings, the team explains your diagnosis and outlines your treatment options.

How is shoulder pain treated?

At White Integrated Health Clinics, the team offers a wide range of conservative and interventional procedures to reduce your shoulder pain and improve the function of your shoulder joint. For mild to moderate cases, conservative care includes:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Athletic taping or bracing
  • Postural exercises

For moderate to severe cases, or those cases that don’t respond to conservative measures, the team offers:

  • Stem cell therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Cryotherapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)

The team could recommend one or more therapies depending on your diagnosis. They’ll adapt your treatment as you heal to ensure you return to full shoulder function and strength as quickly as possible.

To schedule a shoulder exam at White Integrated Health Clinics, call or book online now.