SHOULDER TREATMENT AT ASHEVILLE REGENERATIVE ORTHOPEDICS
CHRONIC SHOULDER PAIN IS A VERY COMMON COMPLAINT AMONG ATHLETES AND ACTIVE INDIVIDUALS BECAUSE THIS CRITICAL JOINT IS ESSENTIAL FOR MANY SPORTS AND DAILY LIFE ACTIVITIES.
We are here to help you discover and treat the underlying cause of your discomfort with effective and creative approaches, so you can get back to your active life as soon as possible.
SYMPTOMS OF SHOULDER PAIN
Shoulder pain comes in many forms and varieties. Depending on the underlying condition that’s causing your discomfort, you may experience:
- A dull ache
- A sharp or severe pain
- Gradual or sudden discomfort
- Pain that’s worse with overuse, inactivity or everyday activities
- An inability to move your shoulder with limited range of motion
- Muscle spasms Numbness/tingling
- Limited range of motion and stiffness
- Painful sleep
Shoulder Pain Reviews
"Dr. Lehman was excellent. I couldn't raise my arm above my head to wash my own hair. Now I'm swimming and living my life. It was wonderful"- T.C. / Healthgrades / Jul 01, 2021
"I am extremely satisfied with my experiences with Dr. Lehman. I've had two procedures done and everything was handled professionally. She is an excellent communicator, and answered any questions I've had. Her bedside manner during the procedures is excellent as well. I've given her name to more than one friend, and highly recommend her to anyone who has joint/muscle issues that may benefit from her expertise."- L.M. / Google / Aug 03, 2021
"My MRI showed multiple rotator cuff tears, arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis. I chose to see Dr. Christie Lehman and receive Regenexx Procedure. Although I did have down time in response to the treatment, two weeks after the second shot, I was in PT and two weeks later I had zero pain! After four years of debilitating right shoulder pain, I found myself asking in response to zero pain, “What’s wrong with this picture?” Of course, nothing was wrong! Pain was no longer my constant companion. I’m grateful for Dr. Lehman’s expertise and my pain-free return to daily life."- M.O. / Healthgrades / Sep 06, 2022
"Excellent treatment and results, Had 3 rotator cuff tears which Dr. Lehman treated with plasma and stem cell injections. 4 months later no pain and full range of motion! Much better option than surgery! Highly recommend Dr. Lehman and her expertise."- Anonymous / Vitals / Dec 05, 2020
"Avoided rotator surgery, Dr. Lehman was excellent. I couldn't raise my arm above my head to wash my own hair. Now I'm swimming and living my life. It was wonderful"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 30, 2021
DIAGNOSING THE UNDERLYING CAUSE OF YOUR PAIN
Shoulder pain can be caused by countless conditions that can make performing daily tasks and leading an active lifestyle feel impossible. Some of the most common ones include:
- Acute or chronic rotator cuff tendinitis/tendinosis
- Rotator cuff and biceps tendon tears
- Labral tears
- AC joint pain
When you arrive at the Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for shoulder pain treatment, our first priority will be to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Because there are so many causes of shoulder pain, this is a critical step that will largely influence the effectiveness of our treatment approach. As such, Dr. Lehman will take the time necessary to identify the correct diagnosis before your treatment begins – ensuring a more effective, convenient, and affordable experience for you.
To begin the diagnosis process, we will collect detailed information about your symptoms and medical history. From there, we will examine your shoulder and perform comprehensive tests to identify what’s causing your pain and joint mobility challenges. Once we’ve identified the underlying cause, we will be able to prescribe very specific treatment approaches that can resolve the issue, relieve your pain, and restore your quality of life.
Oftentimes a dynamic diagnostic ultrasound will be performed to identify the cause of pain and document the extent of the injury. In cases where labral tears or arthritis is suspected, an MRI or an MR Arthrogram (MRI with injected dye) is promptly obtained.
PREMIER TREATMENT FOR YOUR SHOULDER PAIN
ARO is the premier destination in Western North Carolina for innovative and alternative treatments for shoulder pain. We cater to athletes and athletic individuals who are not interested in simply masking their discomfort with medications or temporary relief from cortisone injections. Rather, we offer minimally-invasive treatments to maximize your body’s natural healing response and potentially improve the underlying etiology of your discomfort, so you can make a full return to your active lifestyle.
We specialize in regenerative, innovative, and non-surgical treatment approaches that have helped many of our patients find relief from their shoulder pain.
If you have shoulder pain and are interested in effective, noninvasive, and exciting new treatments, request an appointment with Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.
Shoulder Pain FAQ
What kind of tests can diagnose shoulder pain?
- Dynamic diagnostic ultrasound
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- Neer test for shoulder impingement
- Speed's test for tendonitis
What are the symptoms of a torn rotator cuff?
Symptoms of a torn rotator cuff often include pain or weakness when raising your arm, popping or clicking sounds in the shoulder, and pain that gets worse at night or when resting.
How can I treat shoulder pain at home?
Mild to moderate shoulder pain can be treated with rest, ice, and over-the-counter pain relievers. If the pain is persistent or worsens, contact Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine to schedule a shoulder pain examination.
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