Shoulder Pain Specialist

Coastal Healthcare Partners

Medical, Rehabilitation, Chiropractic located in Palm Coast, FL

Shoulder injuries and pain account for nearly 20% of doctor’s office visits. If your shoulder pain interferes with completing everyday tasks, you don’t have to live in agony. Licensed chiropractor Dr. Michael Osborne offers natural treatments to ease your pain at Coastal Healthcare Partners in Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orange City, Florida. Call to learn more about shoulder pain treatment options or schedule an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a feeling of discomfort at or near your shoulder joint, which is a ball and socket joint where your scapula meets your humerus or upper arm bone. Your shoulder is made up of a network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. 

Pain might arise from an injury, disease, or normal wear-and-tear associated with aging. Fortunately, holistic shoulder pain treatments are within reach at Coastal Healthcare Partners.

What are the symptoms of shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain might present as one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Sharp, intense pain
  • Dull, aching pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Pain when raising your arm
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Instability

If shoulder pain prevents you from grocery shopping, getting dressed, or other routine activities, check in with Dr. Osborne and his team to discuss your options.

What are the risk factors for shoulder pain?

Numerous factors put you at risk of shoulder pain. Examples include older age, arthritis, playing sports, or having a physically demanding job. Sprains, strains, fractures, rotator cuff injuries, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, and separated shoulder are examples of injuries associated with shoulder discomfort.

How is shoulder pain treated?

At Coastal Healthcare Partners, Dr. Osborne and his team review your symptoms, examine your shoulder, and may use blood or imaging tests to diagnose your condition. They offer various methods to treat shoulder problems and associated pain, including: 

RICE therapy

If you have a minor shoulder injury, it might subside with RICE therapy, which stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Dr. Osborne and his team let you know if RICE therapy is right for you, and might recommend over-the-counter medicines to reduce pain and inflammation while you heal.

Massage therapy

Dr. Osborne and his staff use massage therapy to stimulate healing within your shoulder joint and ease tension and chronic pain. He applies controlled pressure to the injured area. Dr. Osborne may use the Graston® technique with specialized instruments that break up tight or damaged tissue to accelerate healing.

Joint injections

Joint injections, such as steroid injections, help reduce inflammation and pain associated with a shoulder injury. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use plasma from your own blood to accelerate healing naturally.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy restores normal shoulder function with stretches and exercises that increase joint strength to accelerate healing.

Chiropractic adjustments

Dr. Osborne uses a series of chiropractic adjustments, or controlled force, to improve shoulder joint function and increase range of motion.

Don’t live with shoulder pain when simple, holistic treatments are within reach. Schedule an appointment with Coastal Healthcare Partners by phone or online today.