Shoulder pain is one of the most common types of pain people deal with on a daily basis. However, many people don’t realize that the shoulder is actually several joints combined with tendons and muscles. This network of body parts allow for a larger range of motion in the arm. When one or more parts are compromised, it can result in mild to severe pain. One of the most common causes of shoulder pain is soreness of the tendon - or the cord that attaches muscle to bone - of the rotator cuff. You’ve probably known someone who has had a rotator cuff injury, maybe without understanding what this really means. If you experience soreness after lifting items, playing a sport, painting, or even doing yoga, it could be a sign that something is amiss with your shoulder.
Pinpointing the exact source of the pain and reason behind your shoulder discomfort is imperative to how we will treat your injury, but this can be a challenge. As mentioned, shoulder pain can stem from a wide range of things, including poor sleep, posture, and regular wear and tear. We often treat people here at Texas Partners Healthcare Group who complain of aching shoulders and are unsure why they hurt or what can be done about it. If you’ve grown frustrated from trying various treatments without seeing results, we encourage you to come into one of our clinics today. As pain management specialists, we will work with you to find the source of your shoulder pain and a solution that best fits your needs.
Causes of Shoulder Pain
Shoulder pain is very common, and there are many different causes behind it. Because there are so many potential reasons for the pain you are experiencing, it is important an accurate diagnosis is made. As a multi-specialist clinic, we always have several doctors on staff at all times to ensure your concerns are addressed. Please contact one of our locations in Allen, Anna, Dallas, Frisco, or McKinney to schedule an appointment regarding your shoulder pain today.
Some of the most common causes of shoulder pain we treat at our clinics include:
- Poor posture
- Poor sleeping position
- Improperly lifting heavy items
- Dislocated shoulder
- Sprain or strain
- Rotator cuff injury
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Tendon sheath inflammation
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
Keep in mind this list is not comprehensive, but rather a brief overview of some of the leading causes of shoulder pain among adults. Treatment for shoulder pain will vary depending on the cause and source of your pain. While many people default to taking narcotic and non-narcotic medication for shoulder pain, it is our goal to treat these types of injuries and pain using more effective, alternative methods that actually address the root cause of the pain. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact one of our clinics in Allen, Anna, Dallas, Frisco, or McKinney.