Shoulder Pain Specialist

BodyWorks Medical Center

Integrative Medical Clinics located in Carol Stream, IL

Tired and aching shoulders are a common problem, but if you have shoulder pain, there could be an underlying issue that requires medical attention. If you have shoulder pain, the team at BodyWorks Medical Center in Carol Stream, Illinois, has the expertise to diagnose and treat the cause, using an integrative, noninvasive approach. To schedule an appointment, call BodyWorks Medical Center, or book online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

There are numerous potential causes of shoulder pain. Your shoulder is a large, complicated joint that’s made up of bones, connective tissues, muscles, and nerves, any of which could suffer an injury or be subject to the effects of aging.

Accidental damage from sporting injuries or accidents can cause acute pain as the bones move out of place in the shoulder joint or tendons and ligaments stretch too far. Degenerative conditions develop slowly over time after the joint has been subjected to years of wear and tear.

What conditions can cause shoulder pain?

There are many conditions that can cause shoulder pain, and some are more common than others. The types of shoulder problems treated at BodyWorks Medical Center include:

  • Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pulled muscles
  • Labral tear
  • Subluxation (partial dislocation)
  • Torn cartilage

Chronic shoulder pain is typically due to conditions like arthritis that cause damage to the protective linings on the ends of your bones. Without protection, the bones in your shoulder can rub against one another, creating friction that leads to joint inflammation and chronic pain.

What treatments are there for shoulder pain?

You can ease your shoulder pain at home by:

  • Resting your shoulder
  • Avoiding the activity that caused the problem
  • Practicing some gentle exercises
  • Applying heat packs to your affected shoulder

Gentle movement can alleviate your pain, but be careful not to overdo it and make the pain worse. If your shoulder pain doesn’t improve after a few days, make an appointment to see the BodyWorks Medical Center team for an assessment. 

The team at BodyWorks Medical Center takes an integrative approach to treating shoulder pain. 

Depending on the cause and severity of your injury, the team may recommend therapies, such as: 

  • Joint Injections to alleviate pain         
  • Hyaluronic acid injections 
  • Regenerative medicine injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections
  • Rehabilitation exercises
  • Soft tissue therapy

The team at BodyWorks Medical Center offers effective treatment methods based on your individual history and needs, maximizing your body’s healing potential rather than relying on pharmaceutical solutions.

If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, visit BodyWorks Medical Center before the pain gets any worse. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or book online today.