If you are waking up at night because of shoulder pain, you need to see us!
A common problem for sports athletes, shoulder pain affects the shoulder, arms, and neck if not treated promptly. At Esquire Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Dr. Droege and his staff have experience with the complicated anatomy of the shoulder.
What Causes Shoulder Injury?
When it comes to the shoulder, anything is possible, but the most common causes of a painful shoulder injury come from the playing field. Football players, tennis enthusiasts, and baseball players are all susceptible to shoulder injury from the constant pressure they apply to the joint. Car accidents and work related injuries are common causes for shoulder injury.
A correct diagnosis of a shoulder injury is critical in making sure that it is treated correctly. With our experience treating shoulder injuries with a detailed history, examination, and diagnostic testing. This can tell us the cause and extent of your shoulder injury and how to proceed with treating it.
When it comes to treating a shoulder injury a treatment plan is important. A small injury to the shoulder can quickly lead to frozen shoulder. A long lasting condition that can immobilize you.
- Ultrasound Therapy: The first priority is to increase circulation and decrease inflamation with this modality.
- Exercise Therapy: It is important that the shoulder be kept mobile to help avoid adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). A light series of exercise designed to keep the shoulder flexible will will be prescribed.
- Cold Laser Therapy: Cold Laser Therapy is another method used to reduce swelling, increase circulation, and decrease pain.
As the oldest sports medicine clinic in St. Louis we have treated thousands of athletes suffering from shoulder injuries. Don’t delay in treatment if you are noticing a decreased mobility in the shoulder accompanied by pain. Make an immediate appointment by calling (314) 644-0855 to remedy the cause, alleviate your pain, and avoid having the injury worsen.