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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Active Rehab Clinics

Sports Injury Specialist located in Park Ridge, IL & Bucktown, Chicago, IL

Your shoulders are extraordinarily mobile joints, which can increase your risk of injury. At Active Rehab Clinics, Tony Zemlinsky, DC, and his team use cutting-edge diagnostic tools, including Physimax functional movement assessments, to identify the cause of your shoulder pain. They also offer customized holistic treatment programs for lasting pain relief. Call the office in Bucktown, Chicago, or in Park Ridge, Illinois, or schedule an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What are the common causes of shoulder pain?

Your shoulders are ball-and-socket joints with an enormous range of motion. The ball is the head of your humerus, and the socket comprises your clavicle and scapula. A network of muscles and connective tissue known as the rotator cuff holds your joint together, providing stability and facilitating movement. 

With so many moving parts, it’s no wonder that shoulders are vulnerable to injuries and degenerative conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Cartilage tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Dislocation

You can also develop shoulder pain from repetitive use, a spinal cord injury, or even a heart attack. 

When should I talk to a health care provider about shoulder pain?

You might have mild, temporary pain after doing heavy chores at home, overdoing it at the gym, or moving furniture. This mild pain usually subsides with a few days of rest and at-home care such as ice, heat, and over-the-counter pain relievers. 

If your pain persists or gets worse despite at-home care, it’s time to make an appointment at Active Rehab Clinics. Other signs that you need medical care include severe pain, reduced movement, extreme swelling, or visible deformity.

How do you diagnose the cause of shoulder pain?

Active Rehab Clinics provides thorough exams to determine the source of your pain. They begin by reviewing your medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle. 

They complete a physical exam, including biomechanical evaluations with cutting-edge equipment like Physimax functional movement assessments. They might also order an X-ray or MRI to gather more information about your condition. 

How is shoulder pain treated? 

Active Rehab Clinics creates a customized holistic treatment plan to address the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. Healing your shoulder is essential to providing long-lasting relief. 

Depending on your condition, your treatment plan could include:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Deep and shallow water therapy
  • Dynamic ground-based exercises
  • Open chain exercises

You can expect a series of treatments to address the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. Active Rehab Clinics can also teach you exercises and stretches to practice at home to maintain your recovery between appointments. 

If you have severe or persistent shoulder pain, call Active Rehab Clinics or make an appointment online today to get relief.