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Suffering From Shoulder and Elbow Pain? Schedule an Appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists for Relief

August 30, 2022


If you work in an industry that requires a lot of manual labor, then you know all about shoulder and elbow pain. The repetitive stress of lifting and moving heavy objects takes a toll on these joints, and is one of the leading causes of missing work. Instead of working in pain or calling in sick, you can easily access treatments for your chronic pain that are minimally invasive with little downtime. What kind of doctor should you see for elbow pain? An interventional pain doctor treats various types of shoulder joint and elbow pain without surgery or addictive narcotics.

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You’ll find this type of doctor at Pain Treatment Specialists, with several locations in NYC, Long Island, and northern NJ. If you search for “which doctor treats shoulder pain” or “which doctor to see for neck and shoulder pain”, you’ll see Pain Treatment Specialists appear at the top of the list. Our team of Harvard-trained interventional pain doctors consistently receive 5-star patient ratings for their kindness, compassion, and exceptional knowledge of pain medicine. Booking an appointment is easy to do, and is the first step for finding an effective solution for your shoulder joint pain.

What are Common Symptoms of Shoulder and Elbow Pain?

Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by overuse and repetitive motions, or from a traumatic fall or injury. It can also be caused by an underlying condition such as arthritis. In order to understand the causes of shoulder joint, shoulder blade, and elbow pain, it’s important to know how these joints, tendons, and muscles work.

If you’re experiencing shoulder and elbow pain, what are the common symptoms? At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of interventional pain doctors understand what causes shoulder and elbow pain, as well as how to treat it. Schedule an appointment at one of our pain clinics and see how our minimally invasive treatments provide pain relief from conditions like tendonitis and tennis elbow.

Your shoulder joint is the most flexible in your entire body! It has a ball and socket joint that allows it to move it in many different directions. Your elbow is called a hinge joint because it connects the forearm to the upper part of your arm. This type of joint allows for flexibility in your lower arm. Muscles and tendons hold your elbow and shoulder joints together, and ligaments connect bones to other bones.

Tendonitis is one of the most common causes of shoulder and elbow pain. This is caused by overuse or injury that inflames your tendons and nerves. Rotator cuff tendinitis affects the muscles and tendons surrounding the rotator cuff, and makes it difficult to raise your arm. Tennis elbow is a condition caused by irritated tendons that connect your forearm muscles. A common symptom of tennis elbow is swelling and pain in the elbow, which increases when you use the palm of your hand. Golfer’s elbow occurs when your elbow joint is inflamed where the bone is attached to the tendon. You may have swelling, pain, and limited mobility in your elbow due to repetitive motions.

Not sure what doctor to see for joint and muscle pain? If you’re experiencing pain in your right arm, right shoulder pain, or top of shoulder pain, contact Pain Treatment Specialists. Our nationally recognized interventional pain doctors treat shoulder and elbow conditions with minimally invasive pain treatments.

Should I Go to the ER for Shoulder Pain?

If you’ve had an accident or fall that results in intense shoulder pain, then yes a visit to the ER is advised. This could indicate a possible fracture or separation that requires immediate medical attention. However, if your shoulder pain is caused by repetitive motions from your job or hobby, it’s best to seek pain medicine treatments for your chronic pain condition. At Pain Treatment Specialists, we offer the following treatments for elbow and shoulder pain:

  • Physical Therapy: A physical therapist uses strength-building exercises to prevent future injuries, and also suggests ways that you can reduce stress on your joints with proper lifting techniques. Stretches and heat and cold therapies are also used to reduce your pain and swelling.
  • PRP Therapy: Platelet-rich plasma therapy uses your own platelets to encourage growth and healing. Your shoulder pain doctor draws your blood, and then uses a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The platelets are then injected into the injured area, which speeds healing.
  • Steroid Injections: This treatment is often​ combined with physical therapy for highly-effective pain relief. A steroid injection relieves pain and swelling, and is much more powerful than over-the-counter pain medicine.

If you’re not sure who to go see for shoulder pain, contact the team at Pain Treatment Specialists. Our joint pain specialists offer a wide variety of pain treatments that work quickly to relieve your neck and shoulder pain.

Should I Alter My Daily Activities?

You can find some relief from at-home pain treatments, and our shoulder pain doctors also recommend changing your daily activities while you’re feeling pain. For example, stay away from tennis or golf if those sports aggravate your shoulder and elbow pain until you’ve completed your pain treatment plan. You can also use the RICE method to reduce pain and swelling. This acronym stands for “rest, ice, compress, and elevate” and is used to help you go through your day with minimal pain.

At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of Harvard-trained pain doctors understand how shoulder and elbow pain interferes with both your job and your hobbies. Schedule an appointment at one of our cutting-edge pain clinics and find long-lasting joint pain relief.

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Scheduling a consultation with one of our pain treatment specialists is one of the best ways to determine the proper solution for pain relief.

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Dr. George Hanna

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and double Certified in anesthesiology, as well as interventional pain management and pain medicine.

Dr. Hanna received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed anesthesiology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital – Harvard Medical School and a pain management fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hanna was then appointed Clinical Instructor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School – training new graduates for over 3 years in anesthesiology and pain management techniques at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Nguyen

Harvard Medical School | NY & NJ Pain Specialist

Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Michael completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School.

During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Michael was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award. After graduating, Dr. Michael taught for two years at Harvard – training new graduates on the latest modern advances in interventional pain management for multiple pain ailments.

You can book a consultation with Dr. Michael at our Pain Treatment Center in New York or NJ.

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Dr. Shane J. Volney

Harvard Medical School | NY Pain Specialist

Dr. Volney is passionately devoted to improving the quality of life of his patients through a unique, balanced approach to pain relief treatment. Understanding the major impact of pain on an individual’s energy, sleep, mood, relationships, and general well-being.

Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Centers in New Jersey and New York City. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.

Dr. Volney

Dr. Laura Lombardi

Harvard Medical School | New Jersey Pain Specialist

Dr. Lombardi is double board certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for complicated surgeries. 

Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey. 

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Suffering From Shoulder and Elbow Pain? Schedule an Appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists for Relief ultima modifica: 2022-08-30T14:04:14-04:00 da JJ Madrigal