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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain Specialist in Sterling Heights, and Dearborn, MI

Get expert and specialized diagnosis and treatment by a board-certified team of experienced doctors at Specialty Medical Center. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Sterling Heights, MI and Dearborn, MI.

Shoulder Pain Specialist Near Me in Sterling Heights MI and Dearborn MI
Shoulder Pain Specialist Near Me in Sterling Heights MI and Dearborn MI

Table of Contents:

When should you see a doctor for shoulder pain?
What types of shoulder pain are there?
Can shoulder pain be treated without surgery?
How can I contact your clinic about my shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain often isn’t a big deal, but it can be when it affects your regular activities like the pain from a rotator cuff injury can. We provide relief here at Specialty Medical Center. To help you understand your pain better and to give you an idea of how we can help, we’d like to provide you with a Q&A on shoulder pain, so here are some of the commonly asked questions about shoulder pain!

When should you see a doctor for shoulder pain?


There are instances when it’s necessary to call 911 for shoulder pain, like when it’s accompanied by difficulty breathing or a sense of tightness in the chest as these may be symptoms of a heart attack.

Sometimes it may be necessary to go to urgent care for shoulder pain, like when it’s due to an injury and is accompanied by intense pain, sudden swelling, a joint that seems deformed, or an inability to use the joint or move the arm away from the body.

In other instances, you might just need to see a pain doctor like one of ours here at Specialty Medical Center. Pain accompanied by swelling, redness, tenderness, and/or warmth around the joint can be addressed here, and so can chronic pain that’s lasted many months or even years.

If you suspect a rotator cuff injury, we recommend you come see us right away. Common symptoms of this kind of injury include immediate weakness in an arm after an injury and a dull ache in the shoulder that worsens with movement. It’s important to get professional care soon to prevent a frozen shoulder, permanent loss of motion or weakness, and even the progressive degeneration of the shoulder joint.

What types of shoulder pain are there?


There are many different causes and types of shoulder pain. Some of the common ones we see here at our clinic include:

An imbalance in the muscles (rotator cuff)
A joint-related injury or other issue, like a misalignment, a dislocation, or arthritis
Shoulder strains
Labrum tears
Frozen shoulder
Nerve problems like a pinched nerve
Muscle damage

All these and many other conditions we treat here at Specialty Medical Center.

Can shoulder pain be treated without surgery?


Sometimes the only treatment a patient needs for their shoulder pain is rest, icing, and physical therapy, while other times surgery may be the best option (like a shoulder replacement). However, in other times still, more conservative treatment will work well. Some of the conservative treatments we provide at our clinic are:

Physical therapy to help restore strength and flexibility
Occupational therapy to help you accomplish your everyday activities more easily
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids for inflammation/pain relief
Regenerative therapy – Our clinic uses regenerative medicine for shoulder pain and its causes, including rotator cuff problems

We want to help you avoid surgery, so we provide the noninvasive or minimally invasive procedures mentioned above. To learn more, connect with us today.

How can I contact your clinic about my shoulder pain?


You can call Specialty Medical Center and we’ll happily help you over the phone or get you in for a consultation at our clinic. We have convenient locations to serve you in Sterling Heights MI and Dearborn MI. Contact us today or go ahead and book a consultation with us online if you need pain relief from us here at Specialty Medical Center. We can almost certainly help. We serve patients from Sterling Heights MI, Dearborn MI, Detroit MI, Birmingham MI, Allen Park MI, Warren MI, and BEYOND!

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