Shoulder Pain treatment

Overview of Shoulder Pain, Causes, and How We Can Help You!

Much like the hip, the shoulder joint is a highly complex joint.  Shoulder pain and injuries are more common than you might think – accounting for 13% of all sport injuries. Most commonly pain presents to the front of the shoulder, but the cause of the problem often isn’t! 

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain:

  • Overuse/Repetitive Motions
  • Trauma

Commonly Treated Conditions in Our Office:

  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis or Tendinosis
  • Fibrous Adhesion
  • Strains/Sprains
  • Impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis 


How We Help:

Shoulder problems are not always easy to fix! Most cases have developed over time and require more than just a “quick fix.” Through complete functional movement screens, we can narrow down the exact problem and the exact tissue(s) that need to be fixed. We utilize manual soft tissue treatments, joint manipulation, nutrition, exercises and stretches to work on relieving pain and correcting complications associated with shoulder pain and dysfunction. 

Better diagnosis in our office means better treatment and faster results for you!

Common Questions About Shoulder Pain

How do I know if my shoulder pain is serious?

You may have a serious shoulder injury if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms

  • Intense pain
  • Sudden swelling
  • Weakness or numbness in your hands
  • Visible deformity of the shoulder
  • Substantially reduced range of motion or immobility

How long does it take a rotator cuff to heal?

The recovery time from a rotator cuff injury is largely dependent on the extent of the injury and the type of treatment required. For example, a rotator cuff tear means you have a tear in the connective tissue of your shoulder. Depending on the severity, treatment could last weeks or months and include everything from therapy to surgery.

What is the main cause of a frozen shoulder?

There are several common causes of frozen shoulder. The most typical root cause is immobility while recovering from an injury.

What are the first signs of a frozen shoulder?

Increasing stiffness and pain that makes your shoulder difficult to move are early signs that you may be developing frozen shoulder. If you’re having trouble moving your arm and feel pain in the muscles at the top of your arm, you may also be experiencing the early stages of frozen shoulder.

If you're experiencing any of the following pain, learn more about our available treatment options.

If you think you have or are struggling with shoulder pain call our office at 616-956-1112 or request an appointment by pressing here!

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Treatment

Treatment to the infraspinatus, part of the rotator cuff musculature using Manual Adhesion Release ®️ 

Subscapularis treatment, part of the rotator cuff shoulder muscles, using Manual Adhesion Release ®️ (MAR)