Conservative Shoulder Treatments
We provide a wide range of nonsurgical treatments to reduce your pain and restore your function, including:
These range from over-the-counter pain relievers to prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medications, oral steroids, and non-narcotic pain relievers. They may include topical ointments as well as medications you take by mouth.
Steroid medication is injected directly into the affected joint space, bursa, or area around an inflamed tendon. The goal is to reduce inflammation and pain. For some injections, the doctor may use ultrasound to guide the needle to the proper location.
Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP), Stem-Cell Therapy
Both of these emerging therapies involve harvesting specific types of cells from your body, concentrating them, and injecting them directly into your shoulder joint, bursa, or tendon sheath. While some early results are promising, the benefits have not yet been proven, and they remain under study. Insurance generally does not cover them.