Shoulder Pain Specialist
If you are suffering from shoulder pain, don’t wait any longer. Contact OC Sports and Wellness today to schedule a consultation. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to get you back to doing the things you love.
Your shoulders are pivotal joints that facilitate a wide range of movements. They allow you to easily reach, lift, throw, and perform countless other activities. However, their complex structure makes them susceptible to injury.
Shoulder pain is one of the most common health issues associated with sports, performance, and everyday life. A variety of factors, including overuse, overextension, trauma, and repetitive motion, can cause it.
Whether you’re an avid athlete, a dedicated professional, or simply want to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, shoulder pain can be a significant obstacle. It can disrupt your daily activities and prevent you from pursuing the things you love.
OC Sports and Wellness empowers you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your health and well-being and embark on a journey toward relief and recovery.
Identifying the Symptoms
The symptoms of a shoulder injury can manifest in various ways, from persistent pain and limited range of motion to subtle discomfort during routine activities.
- Dull, aching pain
- Sharp, stabbing pain
- Pain that worsens with movement
- Pain that radiates down the arm
- Weakness or decreased range of motion in the shoulder
- Swelling or redness around the shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Rotator cuff tendinitis is inflammation of the rotator cuff tendons, which attach the shoulder muscles to the upper arm bone. It is often caused by overuse of the shoulder, especially in athletes who throw frequently.
Rotator Cuff Strain
A rotator cuff strain injures one or more rotator cuff tendons. It is often caused by repetitive overhead or forceful pulling motions and is common in athletes who play baseball, football, weightlifting, rugby, volleyball, boxing, swimming, tennis, and bowling.
Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder, is a condition that causes stiffness and pain in the shoulder. The cause is not well understood, but it is thought to be related to inflammation and thickening of the shoulder capsule.
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain. It occurs when the rotator cuff tendons or bursa become compressed between the shoulder bones. This can cause inflammation, pain, and loss of motion.
Biceps tendonitis is inflammation of the biceps tendon, which attaches the biceps muscle to the shoulder bone. It is often caused by overuse of the shoulder, especially in athletes who participate in activities that involve repetitive overhead motions.
Glenoid Labrum Tear
A glenoid labrum tear is an injury to the glenoid labrum, a ring of cartilage that surrounds the shoulder socket. It is often caused by repetitive overhead throwing, catching, or lifting heavy objects.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition that occurs when the nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet, the space between the collarbone and the first rib, become compressed. This can cause pain and numbness in the shoulder, neck, and arm.