Shoulder Pain

East Shore Healthcare has the experience to properly identify, diagnose, and treat your painful shoulder. Call our Harrisburg office today at 717-652-5550 or book an appointment online.
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East Shore Healthcare

Harrisburg’s Advanced Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center, since 1984!

Shoulder pain can get in the way of many basic tasks. Sufferers find it hard to even move their hands and arms, and the pain can keep them from concentrating on their work. And unfortunately, those who use tablets, laptops, and smartphones for an extended period of time have been observed to be prone to shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can occur in the ligaments, tendons or muscles of your shoulder. There are many reasons you may experience shoulder pain. It can be from an injury to the shoulder tissues themselves, as well as to the bicep or the neck. Arthritis, tendinitis, bursitis, torn cartilage, frozen shoulder, a broken bone or an injury to the spinal cord can all cause your shoulder to hurt

East Shore Healthcare has the experience to properly identify, diagnose, and treat your painful shoulder. Call our Harrisburg office today at 717-652-5550 or book an appointment online to schedule a free consultation. We are conveniently located along North Mountain Road, just 90 seconds away from the Interstate 81 Highway.

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FAQs on Shoulder Pain:

What Causes Shoulder Pain?

  • An Improper Sitting Position. Bad posture plays a vital role in causing tension in the shoulder and neck regions. No matter what posture you've adopted to sit in front of your computer, they all put some amount of pressure on your neck and shoulder.
  • Weak muscles. The muscles responsible for causing neck and shoulder pain are the latissimus dorsi, rhomboid, and trapezius. By strengthening these muscles you can reduce neck and shoulder pain.
  • Improper Sleeping Position. Sleeping in a bad position puts your neck muscle under a considerable amount of strain. If you need to avoid neck and shoulder pain, then you need to avoid sleeping on your tummy. Alternatively, you can choose to sleep on your either side or on your back to avoid neck and shoulder pain.

 

What is a Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder develops when inflammation occurs in or around the shoulder joint. Overusing or overstretching the shoulder is the most common cause of injury. Frozen shoulder can be both painful and disabling. These motions lead to problems such as strains, sprains, inflammation, bursitis, and tendonitis. Diabetes and thyroid disease can also trigger frozen shoulder.

 

What is a Shoulder Impingement?

Shoulder impingement is a compression and movement irritation of the rotator cuff structures (muscles and tendons that keep the ball of your upper arm bone in your shoulder socket). The most common symptom of impingement syndrome includes difficulty reaching up and behind the back. This is common among string musicians such as violin and viola players. Shoulder impingement also limits other movements, such as reaching up to get something off a shelf. Even scratching your own back can be painful and get worse during a night of tossing and turning. The most common age range for shoulder impingement is 18 to 40 years, due to degenerative bone changes at these ages.

 

What are the Treatments for Shoulder Pain?

If your shoulder pain continues for more than three days, and you do not see any improvement with compresses, remedies or exercises, you should see a physiotherapist or a chiropractor to help you to get rid of the pain. Physical therapy is a noninvasive way to reduce the pain and tension in certain areas and joints. To prescribe such type of treatment, we are trained in a special knowledge about the functioning of the nervous system that is unique to the muscle system alone. We use an ultrasound-guided needle injection as an effective solution for pain management.

For more information on shoulder pain and how we can help you alleviate it, call us at (717) 652-5550 or book an appointment online.

 

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