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A Closer Look at Your Shoulder Joint

The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in the human body. However, the flip side of this advantage is that it also can be unstable and, therefore, prone to injury. Your shoulder is essential to everyday movement, which is why pain and injuries should be carefully treated.

At his offices in Springfield, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Steven Grossinger helps those dealing with shoulder injuries and pain. Dr. Grossinger and his expert team offer nonsurgical solutions to pain, such as therapy or regenerative medicine

His goal is to help you avoid shoulder surgery or becoming reliant on opioid medications. 

Structure of the shoulder

The shoulder connects your arms to your torso and is made up of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm (humerus). These are held together by ligaments. The shoulder joint is formed by the head of the humerus fitting snugly in the socket — a bony part of the shoulder blade. 

The humerus is held in place in the socket by the muscles and tendons of your rotator cuff. The tendons of the rotator cuff are responsible for the movement and strength of your arms, helping to give your shoulder its impressive range of motion.

Causes of shoulder pain

It’s possible to dislocate your shoulder, meaning the humerus moves out of the socket. Jerky and extreme movements can cause this. 

More common, however, are injuries such as joint inflammation and sprained ligaments, which can be caused by repetitive movements, sports injuries, overuse, accidents, and falls.

Shoulder pain can also indicate that a wear-and-tear disease like arthritis is affecting your shoulder joint. It may also result from nerve damage in the cervical (neck) spine.

If shoulder injuries aren’t treated quickly and effectively, the pain can spread to the back, neck, and arms.

Natural treatment for shoulder pain

Dr. Grossinger wants to help his patients experiencing shoulder pain avoid surgery. If conservative treatments like rest and therapy aren’t relieving your pain, he might recommend a regenerative approach, like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections.

PRP uses your body’s own healing capabilities to stimulate healing of your painful shoulder injury. During a quick in-office procedure, Dr. Grossinger injects PRP — created from your own blood — directly into your shoulder, helping your body rebuild healthy tissue to repair itself.

Dr. Grossinger works with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses the root cause of your pain rather than mask it with medication.

Say goodbye to shoulder pain

You don’t realize how much you rely on your shoulder until one day you wake up and you can’t lift your arm. If that’s happened to you and you need fast pain relief, contact Dr. Grossinger today to talk about the range of nonsurgical options to repair shoulder damage. 

Call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or request an appointment online.

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