Shoulder pain can be a limiting condition that affects your ability to do a variety of normal activities. At Southeastern Interventional Pain Associates, we offer a number of shoulder pain treatments to help the men and women of Sandy Springs, Atlanta, and Alpharetta find relief from their shoulder pain.
Frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by the stiffness of the shoulder joint. This can worsen over time, making it very difficult to move the shoulder. During this time, adhesions begin to form, which can further limit your shoulder movement and intensify shoulder pain. The recovery from frozen shoulder can be lengthy, but the pain can be effectively managed and alleviated with the proper care.
The most common injury to the shoulder is a tear in the rotator cuff. Rotator cuff tears can occur due to heavy lifting or injury, but most often occur from wearing down the tendon through repeated activities. This can weaken the shoulder and make it difficult to do normal tasks, especially those that include lifting the arm. In the event of a torn rotator cuff, it is important to immediately cease activity that irritates the shoulder and get further treatment.
Treatments for Shoulder Pain
Depending on your condition, we may use a number of treatments, including trigger point injections, cortisone shots, and platelet rich plasma therapy.
- Trigger point injections are used when knots of muscle have formed. This occurs when the muscles do not relax, and can cause pain in the shoulder. This injection relaxes the muscles and relieves the pain.
- Cortisone shots are commonly used for joints that are inflamed and painful. This shot should alleviate the symptoms within days and provide long-lasting relief.
- Platelet Rich Plasma therapy offers a revolutionary way to relieve pain. Platelets, which are packed with growth and healing factors, initiate repair while attracting the critical assistance of stem cells. PRP therapy intensifies the body’s ability to heal by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. To begin treatment, we draw a small sample of your blood (similar to a lab test sample), and place it in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds. This separates the platelets from other components. We then inject the concentrated, platelet-rich plasma into and around the point of injury, which jump-starts and significantly improves your body’s ability to heal. Since we use your own blood, there is no risk of transmissible infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction.
If you suffer from shoulder pain that is affecting your daily activities, come to Southeastern Interventional Pain Associates and find the relief you deserve. We serve the residents of Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, and Atlanta. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.