Shoulder Pain Specialist in Orange County

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.

As the shoulder is the most movable joint in the human body, shoulder pain is one of the most common health issues associated with sports, performance, and everyday life. A group of four muscles and their tendons, called the rotator cuff, give the shoulder its wide range of motion. Swelling, damage, or bone changes around the rotator cuff can cause shoulder pain.

A variety of factors, including overuse, overextension, trauma, and repetitive motion, can cause shoulder pain. You may have pain when lifting the arm above your head or moving it forward or behind your back.

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.


Shoulder Injury 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

Sudden left shoulder pain can sometimes be a sign of a heart attack. Call 911 or the local emergency number if you have sudden pressure or crushing pain in your shoulder, especially if the pain runs from your chest to the left jaw, arm or neck, or occurs with shortness of breath, dizziness, or sweating.

Adhesive Capsulitis
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.
Biceps Tendonitis
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.
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.
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. This means personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs, whether reducing inflammation, alleviating pain, or improving overall mobility.

Take control of your health and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sunshine at OC Sports and Wellness in Orange County, California.

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.
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.
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.

Get relief from shoulder pain.

As a sports medicine doctor, Dr. Sunshine digs deeper than a general physician who might only prescribe medication. Our practice employs advanced diagnostics to pinpoint the root cause of your pain, not just mask it with pills. This could involve imaging tests, physical therapy evaluations, or nerve studies.

Dr. Sunshine’s approach focuses on minimally invasive treatments and conservative techniques. He understands the power of strengthening your core and protecting your shoulders for long-term results. Call 949-460-9111 today and take the first step towards lasting relief.

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