You probably never realize how often you use your shoulder until you are suffering from shoulder pain. When you need relief, a visit to Dr. Jason Cheshire of Lighthouse Medical Center in Pompano Beach, FL is in order. In addition to Pompano Beach, we service Boca Sunrise, Plantation, Ft Lauderdale, Cooper City, West Palm Beach, Weston, Miami, and Coconut Creek.
The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body and it is that mobility that makes it so vulnerable to acute injuries and wear and tear. But there are many treatment options available to help with shoulder pain.
Cold laser therapy
Cold laser therapy combines electric stimulation with cold laser technology. A device that emits light is used to stimulate cells to self-repair and can provide relief for several shoulder conditions.
Spinal and extremity adjustment
The nerves that go to the shoulder start at the spine and through manipulation, the pressure on the nerve that may be shooting into your shoulder can be relieved.
Physical therapy can be used to treat both soft and joint tissue problems in the shoulder. It includes various treatment options, including therapeutic massage, joint manipulation, active release therapy, myofascial release, heat therapy, TENS, and exercise designed for your particular shoulder pain issue.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be injected into damaged joints and tissues to help the body to repair itself. The platelets cause new cells to be created to repair and trigger healing in the area where the pain is located.
Therapeutic massage helps to relieve stress and loosen trigger points. It could be a sports massage or a Swedish massage. When the muscles loosen, pain can be lessened and it makes using some other therapies easier, and more effective.
Trigger point injections
A trigger point is a small knot of muscle that is painful to touch. If getting a massage has not relieved the knot, then an injection may be the answer to this painful condition. This injection consists of a local anesthetic that provides pain relief so that you are able to sleep better and get back to normal activities without constant pain.
Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is low volt electrical stimulation that is used to relieve pain with electrodes placed on the skin in the affected area.
When shoulder pain is interfering with your life, it is time to visit Dr. Cheshire at Lighthouse Medical Center in Pompano Beach, FL. We are close enough to accept patients from Boca Sunrise, Plantation, Ft Lauderdale, Cooper City, West Palm Beach, Weston, Miami, and Coconut Creek. Call our office at 754-222-6642 for an appointment.