Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers: A Treatment Option For Frozen Shoulder
The summertime has a way of bringing out the sporty side for many active people, but that also means there is an increased risk increase of frozen shoulder injuries. Our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers therapists have seen this seemingly small problem turn into a long-term, painful problem for patients. This frequent injury sometimes begins when the rotator cuff is damaged and the patient no longer has the ability to move their arm above their shoulder (or it is “frozen” into place).
Did you know that shoulder problems could also lead to other spinal issues? If you lean one way for an extended period of time to favor the uninjured arm, it’s very likely you’ll create some neck or upper back tension. To prevent chronic pain and possible damage to other parts of your spine, it’s best to seek treatment sooner rather than later.
Our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team knows that flare-ups from frozen shoulders can become extremely painful, and we’d like to help you get some relief. If you’ve tried pain relief medications to no avail, we can offer a pain relief treatment that goes directly to the source with joint injections. Our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers therapists can administer a steroid or other medication into the shoulder joint, which is meant to reduce the inflammation and swelling of the tissue in the joint space.
By allowing the inflammation to be reduced, this may remove the pressure causing the pain. Total relief, however, doesn’t usually come for a few days after the injection. Many patients report a restoration of normal motion in the shoulder once the sore joint from the injection heals.
It’s important not to let your frozen shoulder injury linger longer than necessary so that you can avoid long-term problems. Of course, having both arms functioning properly also makes it easier to get back into those fun summer sports.
If you need help with your frozen shoulder, please feel free to call our office to book an appointment as soon as possible. Our team can be reached by calling us at 405-751-0011.