Got Shoulder Pain St. Petersburg?


Conditions We Treat In Office

What Causes Shoulder Pain?There are many different factors that can lead to shoulder pain, ranging from accidents to lifting injuries, or just an actual accident or trauma to the area. This pain can also lead to further pain in other parts of the body, including neck pain, elbow pain and even back pain. In the current medical model shoulder injuries are not diagnosed correctly and that often leads to improper treatment and lackluster results.

1. Rotator Cuff Injuries: This is the most common shoulder injury we see in the office. The rotator cuff is poorly understood and treated in the musculoskeletal world. Our approach is figure out which muscles are getting overworked and those that are underworking, as the rotator cuff needs to be one normal functioning unit. Patients often come in with diagnoses of rotator cuff problems with a history of trying Physical Therapy and Injections, but still having the pain. The problem is none of those treatments actually address the main problem, adhesion! Getting rid of adhesion can allow the rotator cuff to heal and function in a normal capacity, without surgery!

2. Shoulder Impingement: This is a fairly common diagnosis that patients come in with and it really isn't a diagnosis at all as it isn't tissue specific. Often patients receive this diagnosis to help appease the insurance company, but it says is that something isn't moving correctly in the shoulder. Our examinations and treatments get to the true cause and help to fully fix the problem for good.

3. Shoulder Bursitis: We see this diagnosis a lot in the office when people have already seen their orthopedic or regular doctor. It has no basis whatsoever and does nothing to explain what is going on. Bursitis happens in the response to something else not working in the shoulder, it is a symptom but not the cause. Our detailed biomechanical evaluations allow us to get to the root cause of the problem and the bursitis goes away on its own!

4. Labrum and Muscle Tears: These conditions are often already confirmed via MRI before the patient comes in. In most cases the patient isn't a surgical candidate yet and been told to do injections and Physical Therapy, the problem is they do nothing to actually help the problem. Our goal in these situations is to treat all the surrounding tissues in the area to allow the degeneration/ tears to keep from getting any worse and avoiding a future surgery down the road.