Franz Jones, D.O.
Pain Management Specialist located in Weston, FL, Plantation, FL, & Pembroke Pines, FL
Your shoulders are remarkable mobile joints, and you use them far more than you realize. If you have shoulder pain that’s interfering with your life, call Franz Jones, DO. He provides expert diagnosis and customized treatment for shoulder pain at his two practices located in Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables, Florida. Call Dr. Jones or make an appointment online today.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
What are the common causes of shoulder pain?
Your shoulder is a complex joint that consists of three bones, including your humerus, clavicle, scapula, cartilage, and a complex group of tendons known as the rotator cuff.
As the most mobile joint in your body with many moving parts, your shoulder is vulnerable to a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions. For example, some of the conditions that cause shoulder pain include:
- Cartilage tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Bone spurs
- Pinched nerves
- Bone fractures
You may also have associated pain from a spinal cord issue. Shoulder injuries are acute, or they develop slowly over time.
When should I talk to a doctor about shoulder pain?
While shoulder pain is common, it shouldn’t be ignored. If you have shoulder pain, take a couple of days to rest and apply at-home treatments such as over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and ice.
If your pain doesn’t begin to subside or gets worse, make an appointment with Dr. Jones. If your shoulder pain coincides with an injury or you develop sudden swelling or another deformity, make an appointment right away.
How is shoulder pain diagnosed?
Dr. Jones provides comprehensive exams to diagnose the cause of your shoulder pain. He feels your shoulder for signs of inflammation or injury.
Dr. Jones guides you through a series of movements to see how your pain affects your range of motion and to assess your pain levels. He also asks questions about your pain, other symptoms, overall health, and lifestyle.
In some cases, Dr. Jones may order diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays and MRIs to gather more information to inform his diagnosis.
How is shoulder pain treated?
Dr. Jones offers customized treatment plans to relieve your shoulder pain and heal the underlying condition causing it. Your plan may include:
- Physical therapy
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Corticosteroid injections
- Ice and heat therapy
- Platelet-rich plasma
- Stem cell therapy
In some cases, when conservative treatments aren’t sufficient to relieve your pain and heal your shoulder, you may need surgery to repair your shoulder.
If you have shoulder pain, especially if your mobility is affected, call Dr. Jones or make an appointment online today.