Shoulder Pain

Pain Management of Oklahoma

Pain Management Physicians located in Broken Arrow, OK & Sand Springs, OK

Shoulder pain can range from occasional soreness during exercise, all the way up to excruciating nerve pain from performing the simplest of tasks. In any case, if you have shoulder pain, contact Brent Henderson, DO, and Jeff Halford, DO, who provide modern shoulder pain treatment options at Pain Management of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sallisaw, Grove, McAlester, and Bartlesville, Oklahoma. Book your shoulder pain exam by calling any office directly to speak with a team member.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

Why do I have shoulder pain?

Your shoulder, a ball-and-socket joint, consists of your arm bone (humerus), collarbone (clavicle), and shoulder blade (scapula). Multiple muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other components bind these bones together and help your shoulder move in a variety of directions. If you have ongoing shoulder pain issues, it may be a sign of:

  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Pinched nerve
  • Torn cartilage 
  • Dislocation 
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis 
  • Bursitis 

Sometimes, shoulder pain occurs because of overuse or poor warm-ups before exercise, too. You might even have multiple issues occurring at the same time.  

How does a doctor diagnose shoulder pain?

Because shoulder pain can stem from so many different issues, Pain Management of Oklahoma provides on-site diagnostic testing, including X-ray imaging. Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halford performs a comprehensive exam to check your reflexes, muscle strength, and range of motion. 

To further help with the diagnostic process, it’s important to let your doctor know if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Joint stiffness
  • Pain that awakens you during sleep
  • Difficulty reaching for or grasping objects

If you have a nerve issue, you may also feel shooting, burning, or electrical sensations that travel down your arm all the way into your hand. Numbness is also common in this case. Before any of these shoulder pain symptoms worsen, contact Pain Management of Oklahoma for an evaluation. 

What is the treatment for shoulder pain?

After Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halpern diagnose you, they let you know which treatments may be most effective. To resolve shoulder pain and help injured structures heal, you may need:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Epidural steroid injections 
  • Facet joint injections 
  • Corticosteroid injections 

When you begin shoulder pain treatment at Pain Management of Oklahoma, you also learn how to make lifestyle changes to minimize stress on your shoulder. Dr. Henderson or Dr. Halpern can even teach you strengthening exercises to build up muscles around your shoulder to help alleviate the strain on your shoulder joint over time. 

Click on the online scheduling tool to book your shoulder pain exam at Pain Management of Oklahoma today. You can also call the clinic nearest you to book an evaluation by phone.