Nagging Shoulder Pain You Are Probably Ignoring, But Shouldn’t

We all get those odd aches and pains every once in a while that seem unexplainable. We write them off as old age, even if you aren’t really that old. The joke is so common even a 20 year old could get away with saying it. For the most part, it’s just not considered important to mention nagging aches and pains that don’t go away.

Usually, people ignore these minor aches and pains until the problem causing them has become so severe that more invasive treatment is required. If you want to avoid surgery for your rotator cuff repair or joint replacement and the long recovery that goes with these surgeries, you should make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist offering more than just surgical options.

There are a few common reasons that people have a constant ache in their shoulder. Where the ache is can be a clue as to the cause.

Tendonitis and bursitis from repetitive movement or acute injury

Your shoulder is made up of a joint surrounded and supported by a “cuff” of muscle, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues. Tendons and bursae are the most common of this cuff to become strained, pulled, or completely torn. Most often these injuries can be healed with physical therapy and other treatments, but you may need some of our stem cell therapies for a boost to healing.


Arthritis is the second most common reason that people have chronic joint pain of any kind, including shoulder pain. If you have an aching pain at the back of your shoulder blade, this is an indication that your pain is caused by arthritis. There are a few treatments available, but the stem cell and PRP therapies we offer in our practice are the best place to start.

If you are ready to make an appointment to discuss your candidacy for this treatment, contact us today.