Shoulder pain is characterized by aching, stiffness, or sharp sensations in the shoulders. Consult Dr. Gelber to identify and treat the root cause of shoulder pain in Burbank and reclaim an active lifestyle. You may suffer from shoulder pain for several reasons, such as shoulder dislocation, tendinitis, arthritis, shoulder impingement syndrome, and more.
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis
Rotator cuff tendinitis occurs when the tendons in the rotator cuff become inflamed due to overuse, injury, or degeneration. These tendons, crucial for shoulder movement and stability, can become irritated, leading to pain, weakness, and restricted range of motion. Rotator cuff tendinitis often manifests as a dull ache in the shoulder, worsened by arm movements.
Common Symptoms of Rotator Cuff Tendinitis:
- Persistent, dull ache in the shoulder
- Pain that may radiate down the arm, affecting the upper arm or even the neck
- Weakness in the affected shoulder, making it challenging to lift or carry objects
- Limited range of motion in the shoulder joint, with difficulty reaching overhead
- Pain exacerbated by specific arm movements, such as reaching or lifting
- Discomfort that intensifies at night, particularly when lying on the affected side
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs when the tendons of the rotator cuff become compressed as they pass through the narrow space beneath the acromion (a bony process of the shoulder blade), especially due to repetitive overhead motions, anatomical factors, or muscle imbalances. This can lead to inflammation, limited range of motion, and shoulder pain in Burbank.
for Shoulder Pain
If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, please consult Dr. Gelber to explore treatment options tailored to your condition. Dr. Gelber will evaluate your symptoms and range of motion and administer imaging tests to identify the root cause of shoulder pain. Depending on your condition, treatment may include regenerative medicine procedures like PRP and stem cell injections, cortisone injections for short-term relief, and integrative medicine approaches, such as physical therapy. Arthroscopic surgery is only considered as a last resort if conservative methods prove ineffective. We offer a variety of treatments for shoulder pain in Burbank, and our doctor will help you determine which is best for your situation.
Consult Dr. Gelber Today
Dr. Jonathan Gelber is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon committed to offering personalized solutions for shoulder pain management. As a lifelong athlete, he understands the importance of a pain-free, active lifestyle. If you’re suffering from shoulder discomfort, don’t delay—consult Dr. Gelber today. With his expertise and commitment to personalized care, you can regain mobility and live your best, pain-free life.