It likely will not come as a shock to you that we live in a society that is obsessed with “quick-fixes” when it comes to medicine. This can be an amazing approach for certain cases, but the results are often short-term, and surgery and pills are not always the best option.
The biggest reason shoulder pain lasts longer than it should is that these quick-fixes don’t actually solve the root cause of shoulder pain. This leads to temporary pain relief and the pain eventually comes back or gets worse until you have a full rotator cuff tear and need surgery.
The best way to avoid this is to first get an accurate diagnosis of where your symptoms are coming from. There are 6 different sources for pain when it comes to your shoulder area.
- Rotator Cuff Tears or other muscular tears
- Labral Tears
- Impingement of the muscles or bursa
- Nerve pain coming from your neck
- Joint pain coming from your neck
The good news is that you don’t need x-rays or MRI’s to get an accurate diagnosis. Most of the time a Discovery Visit with one of our specialists can reveal the source of your pain. To apply for one of these visits, simply click the button below and fill out the form on the next page.