Our arms are responsible for a variety of movements and actions, and most of these use the shoulder joint. Shoulder injuries and pain can make it difficult to perform these activities, resulting in a lower quality of life. Interventional Medical Associates offers shoulder pain treatments to men and women living in Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and the surrounding areas of north and central Florida.
What is Shoulder Pain Treatment?
Although shoulder pain can occur for a number of reasons, it is most commonly a symptom of overuse or strain, especially as a result of a sports injury. Shoulder pain is often accompanied by swelling, stiffness, and a limited range of motion. We offer pain management treatments to relieve these symptoms and help patients resume their normal activities free from pain.
How is a Frozen Shoulder Treated?
A frozen shoulder is characterized by stiffness in the shoulder joint. This makes it difficult to move the shoulder, especially without experiencing significant pain. Frozen shoulder often develops in people with diabetes or people who have kept their arm immobilized for a length of time. The best thing to do for a frozen shoulder is to gradually loosen it with stretching and exercise. However, severe cases may require interventional treatment. In this situation, we will recommend therapy and injections to help accelerate the recovery process.
How are Rotator Cuff Injuries Treated?
Rotator cuff injury is usually due to a tear in the muscle, and is a common sports injury. A torn rotator cuff can cause significant pain and weakness in the shoulder, and should never be “played through.” Continuing sports or other activities after tearing a rotator cuff can further damage the muscles and worsen the condition. Most rotator cuff injuries can be easily remedied with rest and injections. Stem cell therapy is also an effective complementary treatment, aiding with muscle repair and accelerating recovery.
If you suffer from shoulder pain and are located in Gainesville, Alachua, Newberry, or the neighboring areas of Florida, contact us today to schedule a consultation for an effective pain relief treatment. Interventional Medical Associates specializes in the treatment of both chronic and acute conditions, combining advanced techniques and emotional education to help patients move past pain and get the most out of their lives.