Shoulder Pain Specialist

Center for Pain Management and Rehab -  - Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Center for Pain Management and Rehab

Pain & Regenerative Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Peoria, IL

Shoulder pain isn’t just a common problem, it’s also a significant health challenge because the problem recurs in 25% of patients. Additionally, 40%-50% of patients still have ongoing shoulder pain for at least a year after conventional medical treatment. Yibing Li, MD, at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab in Peoria, Illinois, has a solution for your shoulder pain: regenerative medicine. As a leading researcher in regenerative therapies, Dr. Li knows the value and effectiveness of healing joint pain using regenerative medicine. To learn more about your treatment options, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder joint has a greater range of motion than other joints in your body, yet all the movement is supported by only four muscles, called the rotator cuff. That’s why rotator cuff injuries are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain.

The conditions that frequently result in acute or chronic shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Torn rotator cuff tendon
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Biceps tendinitis
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder labral tear

Anyone can end up with shoulder pain, but your chances increase if you engage in sports or have a job that requires overhead activities. Pitchers, weightlifters, and painters are just three examples of people who are susceptible to shoulder pain.

What symptoms develop along with shoulder pain?

Problems in your shoulder cause symptoms in addition to pain, such as:

  • Arm and/or shoulder weakness
  • Difficulty lifting your arm
  • Shoulder instability
  • Muscle spasms
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Clicking sensation in the shoulder
  • Limited range of motion

If your shoulder pain doesn’t improve with conventional medical care, it’s time to consider regenerative medicine.

Dr. Li actively researches regenerative medicine treatments. Her published studies show that people with rotator cuff injuries and shoulder arthritis significantly improve with regenerative treatments. Their shoulder pain diminishes and optimal shoulder function is restored. 

How is shoulder pain treated?

One of the most important steps you can take is to seek immediate treatment for shoulder pain. If you keep using your shoulder, the damaged tissues get worse and you can end up with chronic joint instability. 

Treatment at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab quickly relieves your pain by accelerating healing. Your treatment plan may include: 

Regenerative medicine

Your provider may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP), platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), stem cells, or prolotherapy for your shoulder pain. These therapies trigger the healing response. Then they use natural stem cells to regenerate the new tissues needed to heal your shoulder. 

Interventional therapies

Interventional therapies focus on relieving the pain. Trigger point injections quickly relax knotted muscles. If you need relief from severe pain, other interventional procedures block nerves that transmit pain signals to your brain. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy rehabilitates your shoulder and prevents chronic shoulder instability by rebuilding strength and restoring movement.

No matter what causes your shoulder pain, you can get relief at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab. Call the office or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

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