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Shoulder Treatments at Alliance Orthopedics

Alliance Orthopedics Specialists Know That Shoulder Pain Can Be Debilitating And Take A Significant Toll On Your Lifestyle.

Whether you’re an athlete, stay-at-home parent, or busy professional, when you turn to Alliance Orthopedics for shoulder treatments, you can feel confident you’re getting holistic care. From orthopedic specialists that can effectively diagnose and treat your shoulder pain, we consider all elements of your musculoskeletal system that may be contributing to discomfort. With us, you can be set on a path to resume your daily activities comfortably.

Our specialists proudly offer shoulder treatment at all of our locations throughout New Jersey, including:

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Getting to the root of your pain is critical in mapping out the shoulder treatment one should undergo at Alliance Orthopedics, as varying causes will respond differently to the range of modalities. Some common causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Tendonitis occurs when the rotator cuff in the shoulder becomes inflamed, limiting your motion as tendons and muscles swell
  • Arthritis leads to painful friction in your joints — your shoulder being no exception.
  • A herniated disc that pinches a nerve that runs into your shoulder
  • Sports injuries that result from serving, catching, and throwing may lead to torn rotator cuffs
  • Neck injuries, such as whiplash, could affect a nerve running from your neck into your arms via your shoulder
  • Spinal stenosis causes pain to radiate into your arms and shoulders

Physical Therapy For Shoulder Pain

Physical therapy is typically one of the first shoulder treatments our NJ specialists will suggest. Shoulder and rotator cuff exercises tailored to the specific location of our injury helps restore flexibility and strength. Physical therapy is also a crucial component of the recovery process after rotator cuff surgery.

Conservative approaches — such as rest, ice, and physical therapy — are sometimes all you need to recover from a rotator cuff injury. However, if your injury is severe, our shoulder treatment specialists in NJ may recommend surgery.

Rotator Cuff Treatment Options


Your doctor may recommend a steroid injection into your shoulder joint, especially if the shoulder pain interferes with your ability to sleep, engage in daily activities, or progress your physical therapy.


Surgeries for rotator cuff injuries include:

  • Arthroscopic tendon repair: During this procedure, surgeons insert a tiny camera and tools through small incisions to reattach the patient’s torn tendon to the bone
  • Open tendon repair: The surgeon works through a larger incision to reattach the damaged tendon to the bone.
  • Tendon transfer: If the torn tendon is substantially damaged and cannot be reattached to the arm bone, using a nearby tendon as a replacement may be the next best option.

Shoulder replacement: Severe rotator cuff injuries could require this procedure. To improve the stability of the artificial joint, reverse shoulder arthroplasty involves the installation of the ball part of the joint onto the shoulder blade and the socket onto the arm bone.

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