What is a Subacromial Injection?
Chronic shoulder pain can have many possible underlying causes, including shoulder impingement syndrome, a rotator cuff tear or disorder, calcific tendonitis and a number of other joint-related conditions. When non-invasive methods fail to provide relief from symptoms that typically include discomfort and swelling, many orthopedic surgeons recommend patients undergo subacromial injections. Shoulder subacromial injections involve delivering corticosteroids into the affected shoulder through a shot. They are one of the most commonly-used procedures to combat persistent shoulder pain.
Subacromial injections are extremely effective because the corticosteroids in these injections decrease inflammation and improve function. When patients experience less pain, they are able to more easily attempt conservative treatments, including physical therapy, to treat the root condition spurring their symptoms. As a result, the need for surgery becomes reduced or even eliminated. Because of their effectiveness and non-surgical nature, corticosteroid injections are regularly implemented into many shoulder joint rehabilitation regimens.
Our Treatment Approach
At OrthoCARE Institute, we are committed to providing safe and effective treatments that, whenever possible, ensure optimal healing without surgical intervention. During your initial consultation, one of our experienced orthopedic physicians will evaluate your symptoms, medical history and physical state to obtain a comprehensive understanding of your joint-related pain. This will also allow us to design a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs and goals.
If the condition causing your shoulder pain is manageable with non-invasive, conservative treatments, we will recommend a variety of non-surgical care methods to encourage healing and minimize discomfort. Subacromial injections may be implemented to reduce pain, improve a patient’s quality of life and allow them to pursue physical therapy.
To learn more about subacromial injections, their benefits or how the OrthoCARE Institute can help, please get in touch by calling us directly at 972-255-5588 or by filling out the form on our Contact Us page. We look forward to helping you restore your health and well-being, so that you can fully enjoy the activities you love!