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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Daniel Loder, MD

Pain Management & Orthobiologic Treatment located in Beverly Grove, Los Angeles, CA, & Torrance, CA

It only takes a mild injury to cause substantial shoulder pain and stop you from using your arm throughout the day. When you need help with shoulder pain and weakness, double board-certified pain management specialist Daniel Loder, MD, and his team in Beverly Hills, Torrance, and Manhattan Beach, California, use their extensive experience and expertise to provide effective treatments that restore your shoulder and alleviate the pain. To schedule an appointment, call one of the Los Angeles area offices or use the online booking feature today.

Shoulder Pain

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder is a complex joint made up of a group of muscles and tendons, called the rotator cuff. The rotator cuff supports the arm’s full range of motion and stabilizes the shoulder by holding the arm in the joint.

Considering the extent to which you use your arms, your shoulder sustains frequent and repetitive movements. Over time, these ongoing motions make the joint susceptible to conditions such as:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Bicep tendonitis
  • Impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Labral tear
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation

Shoulder trauma can fracture any of the three bones that form the shoulder joint. 

What symptoms develop, in addition to shoulder pain?

Depending on the source of the shoulder pain, you may also experience any of the following symptoms: 

  • Difficulty lifting your arm
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Shoulder instability
  • Muscle spasms
  • Clicking when moving your shoulder
  • Diminished range of motion

Continuing to use your shoulder can make the injury worse, worsen your symptoms, and lead to chronic instability.

How is shoulder pain treated?

After the Daniel Loder, MD, team determines the cause of your shoulder pain, they begin your treatment with the most conservative option that’s appropriate for the problem.

Like many musculoskeletal problems, resting the damaged tissues is important. In some cases, your provider may immobilize your shoulder to promote healing and ensure you regain optimal strength.

Beyond treating the underlying problem, the Daniel Loder, MD, team specializes in advanced treatments to alleviate pain when it doesn’t improve despite conservative treatment. 

Your pain management plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Cervical sympathetic nerve block
  • Orthobiologic treatments

While most of these treatments, by design, relieve shoulder pain by reducing inflammation and stopping pain messages from reaching your brain, orthobiologic treatments s are different.

Orthobiologic treatments relieve your pain by healing the damaged tissues. When your provider injects one or both, they boost your body’s healing ability and regenerate new tissues to replace the damage in your shoulder. 

Patients receive exceptional care for shoulder pain from Daniel Loder, MD. Call or book an appointment online today.