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About Shoulder Injuries

You can injure your shoulder in any number of ways because the shoulder joint is the loosest and most flexible joint in your body. Besides the pain that accompanies the injury, you experience a significant loss of movement. But shoulder injuries respond well to medical treatment. Visit a joint specialist such as Dr. Amr Hosny and the team of doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group in Manhattan and across northern New Jersey. Get help now, before you do more damage to your shoulder. Call today.

What Are Common Shoulder Injuries?

While back pain remains the most common medical complaint among American adults, medical doctors see their share of shoulder injuries. About seven-and-a-half million Americans visited a doctor in one year for common shoulder injuries, such as:

A vast majority of these cases, more than 4 million of them, involved a rotator cuff problem. Your rotator cuff is the collection of tendons and muscles in your shoulder joint that keep your arm bone securely connected to your shoulder socket. The shoulder joint is the most open joint in your body, allowing a wide range of motion in all directions, but it’s also susceptible to injuries.

When you feel shoulder pain, don’t ignore it, as shoulder injuries heal faster with the right care. Seek out a joint specialist like Dr. Amr Hosny and the team of doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group. With eight locations from Midtown Manhattan to East Brunswick, New Jersey, there’s an office near you.

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Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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How Did I Hurt My Shoulder?

Many shoulder injuries result from sports, such as baseball, tennis or weight training. These injuries also occur while working or from ordinary physical activity, such as:

While your shoulder bones can suffer damage, your muscles, ligaments and tendons are most likely to get damaged. Some shoulder injuries happen instantly from an impact or from a dramatic strain, but more often, shoulder injuries develop slowly from the repetitive motions of athletics or work. Certain occupations require repetitive overhead movements, awkward postures or vibrations from machinery that can injure your shoulder.

What Causes Most Shoulder Injuries?

Since shoulder injuries start slowly, they can become a chronic condition before you realize it. Many people attempt to train or work through their shoulder injuries rather than treat them. As a result, they learn to live with the pain and often compound the injury through inattention or lack of treatment.

The best course of action is to get a definitive diagnosis from a joint specialist as early as possible after you start feeling your shoulder pain. Your doctor can’t start shoulder injury treatment until the diagnosis is determined. Shoulder injuries tend to fall into three basic groups:

  1. Instability. This refers to the condition where your shoulder joint has been dislocated from its normal position. Associated with pain from raising your arm, shoulder instability sufferers often feel as if their arm is slipping out of place.
  2. Impingement. When you suffer from excessive friction of the muscles on the top of your shoulder blade, the condition is called impingement. Usually caused by repetitive activities of overhead arm motion, impingement can lead to severe inflammation. Seek medical attention as soon as you notice these symptoms, since more severe problems can follow.
  3. Rotator cuff injuries. One of your most important shoulder components, your rotator cuff muscles and tendons allow you to reach upward. Rotator cuff injuries inhibit you from the full range of motion necessary for sports and ordinary daily activities.

Are There Ways to Treat Shoulder Injuries at Home?

If your pain is mild, you can attempt some shoulder tendon injury treatment at home. Try the following techniques to alleviate mild shoulder discomfort:

If home remedies don’t work or your shoulder injury is severe, visit a medical expert. At the Spine & Rehab Group, a joint specialist asks you questions about your injury and reviews your medical history before a physical exam. If necessary, you have to undergo diagnostic imaging tests. Dr. Hosny and the other doctors need an accurate diagnosis to start your treatment for shoulder instability, a rotator cuff injury or an impingement in your shoulder.

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

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The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

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The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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What Shoulder Injury Treatment Can My Doctor Provide?

Once your doctor has reached a firm diagnosis, there are a number of effective shoulder injuries treatments to recommend, depending on your type of shoulder injury. You can get shoulder tendon injury treatment, shoulder instability treatment and other shoulder injury treatments. Some of these minimally invasive procedures include:

Shoulder injuries are a common problem, but they respond well to professional treatment. If your shoulder is bothering you, contact Spine & Rehab Group experts to schedule an initial consultation. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can return to your active lifestyle without pain or limitations.

Page Updated on Jun 17, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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