Shoulder Pain in Manhattan, NY

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The shoulder joint has extensive movement capacity, rotating 360 degrees. To allow this amount of movement, many tendons, ligaments, and bands of tissue are involved within the shoulder joint and capsule. When these bands of tissue become stiff or tight, the shoulder can no longer move as intended, causing pain and limiting mobility. This condition is called a frozen shoulder, a frustrating shoulder issue that can require extensive treatment for recovery. Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan offers frozen shoulder treatment to lessen pain and restore shoulder and arm movement for our patients.


The tendons that connect muscles to the clavicle and humerus bones in the shoulder joint create the rotator cuff. This set of tendons allows the extensive movement of the shoulder joint, especially lifting or outstretching the arm. A rotator cuff tear is a common injury that causes intense shoulder pain and limits shoulder/arm mobility. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan offer effective rotator cuff tear treatment to give patients with this condition pain relief and improved arm mobility.


The cause of frozen shoulder is not always known. Those who are middle-aged or older are more prone to frozen shoulder and certain health conditions can put you at higher risk. Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular problems, and hyperthyroidism can all impact the risk for frozen shoulder. Patients may experience worsening pain and limitation on shoulder movement. Frozen shoulder can also be caused when the shoulder joint is immobilized after an arm or hand injury, causing the shoulder tissues to tighten, stiffen and become less mobile.

Frozen shoulder can limit how you can use your arm, usually on only one side. It can be painful to lift or rotate the arm, limiting mobility, and lifting the arm or hand above shoulder level can be difficult or very painful.

Frozen shoulder usually occurs over time, and it also requires time to recover. At Ospina Medical, we offer frozen shoulder treatment plans to address the tightened bands in the shoulder and strengthening the shoulder tendons, ligaments, and muscles to regain mobility. Treatment can include exercises and injection therapy to relieve inflammation and improve healing.

If you have limited shoulder mobility or pain when attempting shoulder movement, you may have a frozen shoulder. Contact us at Ospina Medical in New York City to schedule an exam and consultation.


There are different factors that can contribute to torn or injured tendons in the rotator cuff. Anyone at any age can suffer a rotator cuff tear from an injury. The most common cause is falling on an outstretched arm, tearing tendons. Repetitive use can also damage the tendons and cause shoulder pain and dysfunction. Another contributing factor is aging, as tendons are susceptible to degenerative issues that weaken the tendons.

Rotator cuff tears or injuries can cause pain and limit the mobility of the shoulder joint. Some common symptoms of a rotator cuff tear include:

  • Reoccurring shoulder pain, especially when lifting the arm
  • Weakness in the shoulder
  • Limited mobility in your arm
  • Pain in the shoulder when sleeping on that side
  • Crackling or grinding sounds when using the shoulder

Mild rotator cuff injuries can heal with rest, followed by strengthening exercises. Pain for mild conditions can be managed with NSAIDs and heat/cold therapy. For more serious rotator cuff tears, medical intervention may be needed to relieve shoulder pain and improve mobility. At Ospina Medical, we offer accurate diagnosis of shoulder injuries and advanced rotator cuff tear treatments, including injection therapy for pain and improved healing.

If you have suffered a rotator cuff tear or have ongoing shoulder pain, come see our medical team at Ospina Medical. We can provide effective rotator cuff tear treatment at our clinic in New York City.

Additional Shoulder, Hip, and Knee Conditions Treated:

Wear, tear, injuries, and other types of damage to major joints can affect your quality of life. There are pain management and interventional medicine treatments that can give you relief. Our medical team at Ospina Medical offers shoulder, hip, and knee treatments for many different joint conditions, including:

  • Hip Arthritis
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Myofascial Pain/Muscle Spasms
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Shoulder Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain


Joint issues can involve damaged cartilage, ligament injuries, arthritis, inflammation and more. Finding the right combination of treatments help to relieve pain and may slow degenerative issues for better mobility. Ospina Medical has experienced pain specialists that can accurately diagnose major joint problems and recommend an effective treatment option at our NYC clinic.

Several treatment options are available at our facility, including advanced PRP therapy. This innovative procedure utilizes the patient's own blood to help stimulate healing in the joint. By separating the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood, PRP therapy can be used to target a specific area and help reduce inflammation and other causes of pain.


If you have been experiencing major joint dysfunction or pain, contact us at Ospina Medical. We specialize in personalized patient care for chronic pain management and interventional orthopedics for joint deterioration. Contact our clinic in Midtown Manhattan to schedule a consultation to discuss options for shoulder, hip, and knee pain treatment.

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