A shoulder injury is painful and scary, making you wonder about the unknown: Will the pain go away on its own? Could it get worse if you do nothing? Will you ever be able to enjoy the activities you love – or even just routine daily tasks – pain free?
You might assume that an orthopedic doctor will confirm the worst, that your rotator cuff is torn and you need surgery. But here’s something else you might now know: There are several treatments that can relieve your shoulder pain without going under the knife.
In fact, about 80 percent of patients experience pain relief and improved shoulder function through non-surgical treatments. Just because your rotator cuff is torn does not mean it will get worse without surgery. And, in many cases, a tear does not need to heal to eliminate pain and get your shoulder working again.
Here are five things to keep in mind:
If you’re experiencing chronic shoulder pain, you should visit an orthopedic doctor who can identify whether your rotator cuff is torn and can recommend the best way to relieve your pain. Call us at 248.792.9496 to learn more about ways to get rid of your shoulder pain.