Shoulder Pain

The shoulder joint has many functions and may become injured through numerous activities. Shoulder pain includes the joint and surrounding areas and usually worsens with movement of your arm or shoulder. 

Causes of Shoulder Pain

There are many reasons as to why your shoulder may hurt and usually depends on your activity and lifestyle. Some causes include:

  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Heart attack
  • Impingement
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Arthritis 
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn cartilage

Symptoms of Shoulder Pain

Signs and symptoms of shoulder pain include:

  • Shoulder stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Visible deformity
  • Limited functions during daily activities/ limited range of motion
  • Weakness


Treatment of Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain that is accompanied by intense pain, unable to move arm, or a deformed appearance needs immediate medical attention. In other cases, physical therapy, rest and ice may help with the symptoms. Advanced Soft Tissue Release (abbreviated as ASTR) is a new specialty that is revolutionizing the way patients experience long-term pain relief. ASTR treats pain in a gentle, effective, and natural way by addressing muscle imbalances and fascia restriction which are often the source of the pain. ASTR takes a holistic approach to address the root causes of pain, not just the symptoms. Many patients experience relief from shoulder pain after their first treatments! Learn how ASTR can help you or watch testimonial videos from patients who experienced relief from shoulder pain through ASTR treatment.