Shoulder Pain Specialist

Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare

Chiropractors located in North Port, FL

When it hurts to rotate your shoulder, or you can’t move your arm away from your body, it’s time to seek professional help. At Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare, Dr. Jeffre Price and his team address your shoulder pain symptoms and find its underlying cause. Whether the pain in your shoulder results from a rotator cuff tear or merely overuse in the pool, Dr. Price finds a solution. If you live in or near North Port, Florida, and want a pharmaceutical-free approach to shoulder pain, call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Price's team or book your consultation online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare

What causes shoulder pain?

A variety of conditions can cause shoulder pain. If you haven’t sustained an injury or have a shoulder disease, your pain may be from a misalignment in your shoulder joint or the inflammation of your shoulder ligaments.

Sometimes your shoulder joint becomes inflamed. This inflammation can occur from overuse or an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Bursitis and tendonitis can also provoke shoulder pain.

If your pain is severe and impacts your mobility, you may have an injured rotator cuff (a group of muscles, ligaments, and tendons that support your shoulder joint). If left untreated, some of these conditions have massive consequences, including frozen shoulder.

When should you see a doctor about shoulder pain?

When your shoulder pain doesn’t respond to at-home measures, such as ice and rest, within a week, schedule an appointment to see Dr. Price. He also recommends coming in when swelling, redness or joint tenderness accompanies your shoulder pain.

You may need immediate medical attention if you have shoulder pain that was caused by an injury and one of the following occurs:

  • Your joint looks deformed
  • You can’t move your shoulder joint
  • You experience excruciating pain
  • You have sudden swelling

If you experience shoulder pain and have trouble breathing or chest tightness, head to the nearest emergency room. These symptoms may indicate a severe cardiac condition, such as a heart attack.

How is shoulder pain treated?

At Cornerstone Integrated Healthcare, Dr. Price and his team treat shoulder pain with a variety of treatment methods. Depending on your condition and its underlying cause, they may recommend:

  • Ice therapy
  • Exercises to strengthen and stretch muscles
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Regenerative stem cell injections

While rest can make your shoulder feel better, it’s important to engage in regular movements to avoid frozen shoulder.

When you have severe shoulder pain that doesn’t want to go away on its own, find a solution with Dr. Price's team. Call today to schedule your appointment or book it online now.