Shoulder Pain

Steven Grossinger, DO

Pain Management Physician & Neurologist located in Wilmington, DE & Springfield, PA

Stubborn shoulder pain can make everyday life a challenge. Dr. Steven Grossinger can provide relief if you visit his Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia locations. His expertise helps you achieve lasting pain relief. Dr. Grossinger is a board-certified pain management physician. At his practice, he specializes in nonsurgical solutions for shoulder pain. His practice offers unique treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection, which aim to avoid surgery or use of opioid medications. Let Dr. Grossinger help you explore your options for care. Call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or request an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What symptoms are linked to shoulder pain?

If you have shoulder pain, your shoulder may feel stiff or tight with reduced and painful movement. Some patients have trouble raising their arms or reaching across their chests. Others may notice a popping or cracking noise when moving their shoulder. These symptoms are a sign of joint injury or damage.

Your shoulder pain might appear only during certain activities, or it may be constant. Over time, your pain may spread into your neck, back, or arms. Eventually, your pain might be severe enough to limit your activity during exercise, work, or daily activities. You may even have trouble bathing or dressing.

What causes shoulder pain?

There are various causes of shoulder pain including injury or inflammation. Your pain may involve structures in your shoulder including muscles, ligaments, bursa, labrum, or the rotator cuff.

These structures normally allow your shoulder joint to move freely. If damaged, there may be pain occurring with various activities during the day or while trying to sleep at night. 

Shoulder related pain may be linked to:

  • Sports injuries
  • Repetitive movement
  • Work-related activity
  • Car accidents

Some chronic diseases can also trigger neck and shoulder pain. Shoulder pain can be a sign of degenerative diseases like arthritis. 

During your consultation, Dr. Grossinger performs an in-depth examination. He identifies the sources of your pain and develops a personalized treatment plan. Each treatment is designed to relieve your pain and improve your shoulder function.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Many cases of shoulder pain do not respond to conservative treatment. Dr. Steven Grossinger may recommend treatment approaches to speed the healing process. This may include supplements, medication, or therapeutic procedures.

These treatments can reduce the inflammation or irritation in your shoulder. Addressing these problems may eliminate your shoulder pain. 

If you have an unresolved shoulder injury, Dr. Grossinger may suggest regenerative therapies. His practice offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to stimulate healing. During this simple in-office procedure, Dr. Grossinger injects PRP directly into your shoulder. PRP can promote healing, helping your body rebuild and repair itself.

Is surgery my only option?

Shoulder surgeries can be painful and may not resolve your pain. If you hope for fast relief, Dr. Grossinger offers a range of nonsurgical options. He provides cutting-edge treatments to repair shoulder damage.

These therapies are an ideal option for patients who want to avoid surgery. Dr. Grossinger's practice offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem-cell treatment. These work with your body's natural processes to stimulate healing.

These procedures are minimally-invasive and performed in Dr. Steven Grossinger’s office, so no hospital stay is required. Best of all, regenerative therapies are safe for most patients. If you can't tolerate surgery, regenerative medicine is an excellent alternative to consider. 

Dr. Grossinger is the best pain management doctor to provide the relief you've been seeking. Call the office today to speak with a friendly team member or request an appointment online.