Shoulder Pain Specialist

Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center

Payam Vahedifar, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine located in Encino, CA & Beverly Hills, CA

You might not realize the importance of your shoulders in your overall body functioning until you have shoulder pain or an injury. At Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center, with two offices in Beverly Hills and Encino, California, qualified physician and pain management specialist Payam Vahedifar, MD, has ample experience getting to the root cause of shoulder pain and determining the best possible solutions. If you’re interested in the highest standard of compassionate medical treatment to eliminate your shoulder pain, call your nearest office or book online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can be caused by an injury or irritation to the shoulder joint or any of the nearby muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Shoulder pain typically occurs from overuse, strains, accidents, or sports injuries. 

Various diseases and medical conditions can cause shoulder pain, including:

  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Sprains
  • Broken collarbone
  • Broken arm
  • Bursitis
  • Tendon rupture
  • Heart disease
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Torn cartilage

Many people have shoulder pain due to inflammatory conditions like ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis. This type of pain often comes and goes in flare-ups.

What methods can treat shoulder pain?

Mild shoulder pain might resolve with the use of over-the-counter pain relievers like naproxen, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen. You can avoid using your shoulder in ways that exacerbate the pain or cause additional pain.

Try applying an ice pack to the painful area every 15-20 minutes. You can also alternate with a heat pack. 

If your shoulder pain isn’t resolving with simple methods and you have concerns, there are a number of effective professional treatment options available at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center.

When should I get medical treatment for shoulder pain?

You should schedule a visit at Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center if you experience: 

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness or warmth around the joint 

You should also book an appointment if your pain is negatively affecting your quality of life and day-to-day activities and impairing your physical functioning.

Fortunately, there are several treatment options available to disperse inflammation, boost your body’s natural healing process, and relieve shoulder pain, including:

  • Adipose and bone marrow stem cell therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Biological therapy
  • A2M (Alpha 2 Macroglobulin) injections
  • Epidurals, nerve blocks, Traumeel® injections, and Zeel® injections
  • Healthy lifestyle changes, such as nutrition, rehabilitative exercise, and stress management
  • The limited use of medications when necessary, such as muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatories

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be especially effective for treating shoulder pain and enhancing your body’s natural healing process. 

With PRP therapy, your provider draws your own blood from your arm before concentrating the beneficial platelets and growth factors in a centrifuge. Your provider injects the concentrated platelets into the painful shoulder area to reduce pain and inflammation.

Discover the right treatment for you and regain pain-free control of your shoulder muscles, tendons, and joints. Call Payam Vahedifar, M.D. Nuvo Spine and Sports Institute & Ortho Regenerative Center or use the online scheduling tool.