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From an actual thank you card: 

“I am proud to report that the shoulder feels great and I’m back in the pool swimming thanks to your tremendous efforts. I’ll send you pics from the Ironman.” 

-  Leslie


Shoulder pain comes in many different forms, including rotator cuff tendonitis, impingement syndrome and adhesive capsulitis - commonly known as frozen shoulder. Any of these problems can be the result of either trauma (like sprains, muscle strains, separations or dislocations) or chronic, repetitive strain.

There are several different factors that can contribute to shoulder pain. Inflammation, muscle spasm, soft tissue adhesion and fibrosis, mechanical joint irritation, nerve irritation and muscle weakness are some of the more crucial factors involved with shoulder pain. Often when prior treatment has proven unsuccessful, it may be due to not having one or more of these factors properly addressed. 

Chronic shoulder pain is often the end result of a vicious circle that starts with irritated or injured tissue. This leads to inflammation and muscle spasm, which in turn causes not only nerve irritation and pain but more importantly results in the formation of soft tissue adhesions. These adhesions scar-up the tissue and lead to dysfunctional soft tissues, which are more easily irritated or injured… and the whole cycle continues indefinitely.

In the case of rotator cuff tendonitis or impingement syndrome, the inflammation and soft tissue adhesions prevent the smooth movement of the shoulder tendons causing friction and further irritation, inflammation and pain in the tissues. 

In the case of frozen shoulder, the ligaments or muscles surrounding the shoulder joint may become inflamed with a large amount of adhesion and fibrosis forming in the ligaments and muscles. These two factors prevent the shoulder joint from moving normally without pain.

At Maloney Elkassem Wellness Center, we offer a wide variety of treatment options tailored to treat your specific problems, by tackling the shoulder pain at its root cause(s). In fact, our well-rounded approach allows us to successfully treat many cases of shoulder pain where other treatments have failed. 

Active Release Techniques (ART) soft tissue therapy, joint manipulation, Trigger Point therapy and other soft tissue therapies, shoulder strengthening exercises, postural retraining exercises and stretches, Shockwave Therapy and Laser Therapy are some of the most common approaches that we use in alleviating shoulder pain, though if it’s ever apparent that you need treatment beyond what we can provide, we can refer you to one of the many other health professionals that we trust.

We provide relief for many types of shoulder pain. If you suffer from shoulder pain, you owe it to yourself to call us...

Medical Disclaimer: All information on this site is of a general nature and is furnished for your knowledge and understanding only. This information is not to be taken as medical or other health advice pertaining to your specific health and medical condition.

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