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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Mark Addona, DC

Chiropractor located in Westfield, NJ

Shoulder pain might be due to a sports injury or the effects of aging, but either way, it can have a significant impact on your life. If you have shoulder pain, Mark Addona, DC, in Westfield, New Jersey, can help. Dr. Addona uses advanced chiropractic techniques to address the underlying causes of shoulder pain and restore mobility to your arm. For swift treatment with outstanding results, call Dr. Addona's office today or book an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What causes shoulder pain?

Any damage to the bones, tendons, muscles, or cartilage that make up your shoulder joint could cause severe pain and significantly reduce your range of motion. 

A variety of injuries and degenerative conditions can give rise to shoulder pain, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Joint dislocations
  • Fractures  
  • Shoulder instability
  • Nerve compression
  • Muscle strains
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Cuff tear arthropathy

Injuries like rotator cuff tears and dislocations cause sudden, acute pain. Overuse injuries like tendinitis and bursitis and degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis develop more slowly and often worsen over time.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Dr. Addona uses the most appropriate treatments for your particular condition. In some cases that could involve immobilization to give the injured tissues a chance to heal, along with physical therapies. Hot pads and ice packs can also help by relieving muscle tension and inflammation.

Chiropractic techniques can often be a vital part of your shoulder pain treatment program. Dr. Addona uses the most up-to-date chiropractic procedures that offer safe and effective treatment while causing minimal discomfort. These techniques include manual manipulation and, where appropriate, the use of chiropractic instruments to deliver precision adjustments.

You might also benefit from Biofreeze gel for musculoskeletal pain and EPATĀ® acoustic shockwave therapy. In addition to the chiropractic care you receive with Dr. Addona, he also designs a comprehensive exercise program for you to do at home.

These exercises encourage blood flow and promote healing, helping damaged tendons and muscles to repair themselves. By performing your exercises regularly, you can build up strength in your shoulder and prevent the connective tissues from shortening without making your shoulder pain worse.

How long will it take for my shoulder pain to go away?

The length of time it takes to resolve shoulder pain depends on the cause and severity of your injury or disease.

In some cases, Dr. Addona can provide almost instant relief from severe pain using careful chiropractic manipulation. Other problems involving extensive tissue damage may take longer, and some conditions, like osteoarthritis, are incurable.

However, Dr. Addona provides additional help and support to promote faster healing. For example, he can assess your diet and lifestyle and help you make changes that boost your body's healing abilities. Dr. Addona can also recommend ways to further improve your health, such as using nutritional supplements to fix any deficiencies in your diet.

To find out what's causing your shoulder pain and get fast, effective treatment, call Mark Addona, DC, today or book an appointment online.