Shoulder Pain

Shonith Manohar, MD -  - Pain Management Physician

Florida Regional Pain Management, P.A.

Shonith Manohar, MD

Pain Management Physician located in Jacksonville, FL & Orange Park, FL

Your shoulder is a complex joint that allows you a wide range of motion. But problems with even a small component in your shoulder can leave you with pain that limits you throughout the day. That’s why Shonith Manohar, MD, and his team offer dedicated shoulder pain care at the two Florida Regional Pain Management, P.A., offices in Jacksonville and the office in Orange Park, Florida. If you’re living with shoulder pain, don’t wait to call the office nearest you or book an appointment online.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder joint is a complicated ball-and-socket joint. What’s more, while your hip — another ball-and-socket joint — has a deep socket to stabilize itself, the socket of your shoulder is relatively shallow. It relies on the joint capsule and the surrounding ligaments to keep itself in place.  

This is made especially challenging by the wide range of motion we expect from our shoulders. You rely on your shoulder joint to reach to the side, forward, up, and down, and to rotate your arm inward and outward. This puts continual pressure on the ligaments, muscles, and tendons in your shoulder. 

A problem with any of these components can create shoulder pain. Dr. Manohar commonly treats shoulder pain as a result of:

  • Joint inflammation (bursitis)
  • Pinched nerves
  • Dislocation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Torn cartilage

Whatever’s causing your shoulder pain, he can use his expertise to help you find relief. 

When should I call a doctor about my shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be slow to heal because you use your shoulder so frequently throughout the day. Rest is key in allowing your shoulder to heal. 

If your pain persists more than a week, make an appointment at Florida Regional Pain Management. Not only is Dr. Manohar an expert in delivering pain relief, but he can also supply your shoulder with treatments that help it heal faster.

It’s important to know that sudden shoulder pain is a symptom of a heart attack. If you experience it along with tightness in your chest, lightheadedness, cold sweats, or nausea, seek emergency medical care right away. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

Dr. Manohar offers a number of nonsurgical, highly effective shoulder pain treatments. In addition to traditional treatments like physical therapy and medication, he also offers leading-edge injection-based treatments. 

With ultrasound-guided injections, he can intervene in the pain receptors in your shoulder, giving you quick, effective relief from your discomfort. Additionally, he can inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cells. These regenerative medicine injections stimulate your body’s healing processes while simultaneously supplying the injured tissue in your shoulder with resources to help it repair itself faster. 

Don’t live with ongoing shoulder pain. Find relief by calling Florida Regional Pain Management or scheduling an appointment online today.