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Shoulder Pain

Urgent Care Of Soldotna

Urgent Care located in Soldotna, AK

Shoulder pain can reduce your quality of life and impair mobility. In Soldotna, Alaska, the medical professionals of Urgent Care of Soldotna are committed to providing the highest caliber of prompt and valuable care to reduce the toll that chronic pain can take on daily life. Let the Urgent Care of Soldotna professionals help you find relief. Call the friendly office staff, schedule an appointment online, or walk in today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What causes shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain can vary from mild to severe and mobility restricting. Shoulder pain can be caused by:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bone cancer
  • Bursitis
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Gout
  • Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid
  • Lyme disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rickets

Shoulder pain is often the result of inflammation in any part of your joint, including the ligaments, muscles, cartilage, bone, or tendons. Many types of shoulder pain can worsen with activities or with the movement of your shoulder or arm.

Various conditions and diseases affecting structures in your abdomen or chest, such as gallbladder disease or heart disease can also cause shoulder pain.

Shoulder pain coming from another structure is called referred pain. Referred shoulder pain typically doesn't get worse when you move your shoulder.

What are the treatment options for shoulder pain?

Urgent Care of Soldotna also treats other types of pain, such as neck and back pain and provides onsite convenient digital X-rays to examine your joints and check for damage. There are many treatment options available for joint pain at Urgent Care of Soldotna depending on the severity of the pain.

For minor shoulder pain, you could try resting and icing the area. Self-care measures and a little time might be all that’s needed to relieve your joint pain.

Treatment options for more severe pain include:

  • Rehabilitative exercises
  • Lifestyle modifications, such as a nutrient-dense diet and stretching
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Injections
  • Topical creams
  • Rest

For some joint pain, over-the-counter pain relievers can provide adequate relief. More severe pain can be helped with muscle relaxers or steroid injections. Steroid injections are effective but only provide temporary relief.

When should I see a doctor for joint pain?

You might want to visit Urgent Care of Soldotna for joint pain if you experience redness, swelling, or warmth, and tenderness around the joint.

You should visit Urgent Care of Soldotna if you experience:

  • Sudden swelling
  • Intense pain
  • Inability to use the joint
  • Deformity of the joint
  • Limping
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness

During your personal consultation, your provider can help you determine the best way to treat your shoulder pain and improve functioning. Discuss your treatment options with skilled medical professionals to relieve pain in your neck, shoulders, back, and other areas of your body.

Call Urgent Care of Soldotna, walk-in, or use the online scheduling tool if your shoulder or joint pain is causing problems.