Shoulder Pain Specialist

Nova Interventional Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Anesthesiologists located in Edgewood, MD & Bel Air, MD

As one of the most mobile joint complexes in your body, your shoulder girdle is prone to injury and wear and tear, which can leave you with intolerable shoulder pain. Faisal Sayeed, MD, at Nova Interventional Pain Management, specializes in diagnosing and treating shoulder pain. The practice has locations in Edgewood, Bel Air, and Rosedale, Maryland. When it hurts to lift your arm or put on a jacket, Dr. Sayeed can help. He offers the latest treatments and minimally invasive therapies. Call to schedule an appointment.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of shoulder pain?

A stiff, painful shoulder that hurts when you move it is usually the result of the following conditions:

  • Fracture of one or more shoulder bones
  • Overuse that leads to instability in the joint
  • Tendon issues, like bursitis, tendinitis, or rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis from age or a previous injury
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)

If your shoulder pain is the result of an injury, it usually improves as your body heals. However, if your chronic shoulder pain comes from degenerative problems like arthritis, or overuse problems like tendinitis and bursitis, your shoulder most likely won’t get better on its own.

What is a rotator cuff tear?

Many patients are concerned that they may have a rotator cuff tear, which occurs when your tendons separate from your upper arm bone. This injury can happen from reaching and overextending your shoulder or from a sports injury.

A rotator cuff tear typically limits your range of motion and causes a deep ache in your shoulder that sometimes makes it difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position.

If you have a rotator cuff tear, your shoulder may also feel stiff because the muscles aren’t working correctly. Treatment seeks to relieve pain and inflammation so your rotator cuff can heal.

What treatments relieve shoulder pain?

Once the team determines the cause of your shoulder pain using the latest diagnostic testing technology, they can recommend a personalized treatment plan to heal your shoulder, relieve pain, and restore full range of motion. When your shoulder symptoms don’t respond to more conservative therapies like ice, heat, or physical therapy, regenerative therapies could help.

Regenerative therapies like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are highly effective for acute and chronic shoulder disorders. These therapies can help heal tendon tears and reduce inflammation from tendonitis or bursitis. Regenerative therapies are minimally invasive, in-office procedures that come with little downtime and minimal risk of adverse side effects.

To learn more about the array of shoulder pain treatments available to you, call the friendly and knowledgeable team at Nova Interventional Pain Management to schedule an appointment.