Shoulder Pain Condition

Treatment for non-specific shoulder pain can range from osteopathic manipulation to stretches, exercises, and other techniques that reduce pain, improve mobility, and mitigate numbness and other symptoms.


Shoulder Pain Treatment in New York City

Shoulder pain treatment can include osteopathic manipulation, exercises, stretches, and other therapies to mitigate symptoms like pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling sensations.

What is Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain can take many forms and can be caused by a variety of different factors. The pain can occur in the shoulder joint, any of the deltoid muscles, and the ligaments and tendons. It’s a common type of pain, since the shoulders are such an important part of most daily activities and can be subject to overuse and injury. While many instances of shoulder pain pass within a few days, some cases can become chronic and last for many years if they are not properly treated.

Shoulder pain can come from problems with the rotator cuff, usually due to overuse or strain. In addition, problems with the joint between the shoulder and collarbone can sometimes occur. Pain may also arise due to swelling in the area, stiffness of the tissue surrounding the shoulder joint, or loss of cartilage. Injuries like dislocation can also create this pain.

Most pain in the shoulder can resolve itself, but the healing process can take time. Osteopathic care can help to expedite that healing and more effectively manage pain and other related symptoms.

What Causes this Condition?

Shoulder pain can be caused by anything from overexertion to physical injury. Common causes include:

  • Sore muscles caused by repetitious movements
  • Physical deterioration of joint cartilage in the shoulder area
  • Trauma, particularly from falls, sudden impacts, and other injuries
  • Dislocation of the shoulder joint
  • Stiffening of the tissue surrounding the shoulder joint
  • Sprains, torn cartilage, or tendon ruptures
  • Painful conditions like arthritis, bursitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, or rotator cuff injuries
  • Broken collarbone or arm

What Are the Symptoms of Shoulder Pain?

While some shoulder pain is common, chronic or severe pain may require medical attention. The following symptoms may indicate a more serious condition that requires intervention:

  • Swelling in the shoulder
  • Warmer than usual skin around the joint
  • Intense pain
  • Any apparent deformity in the joint area
  • Reduced joint range of motion

When these symptoms accompany pain in the shoulder area, you should seek professional help. In most instances, osteopathic care can provide the safe, gentle treatment you need to resolve this pain and discomfort.

How We Can Help

Shoulder aches and pain can be complex, and sometimes take many weeks or months to resolve on their own. Fortunately, osteopathic care can be an effective option for treating the root causes of most shoulder discomfort. Using a carefully-selected combination of manual manipulation, and stretching techniques, Leonid Tafler, D.O. can provide the care you need to recover from your shoulder condition.


Shoulder Conditions

Shoulder-related conditions can be due to wear and tear, injury, or repetitive use, and can result in pain, loss of mobility, numbness, and tingling in the upper extremities.

Biceps TendonitisFrozen ShoulderRotator Cuff InjuriesShoulder ImpingementShoulder PainShoulder Tendonitis/Bursitis

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have been previously diagnosed with shoulder issues, contact us today. We will schedule your appointment, provide and examination and diagnosis, and work with you to create a treatment plan that reduces your pain, restores range of motion, and gets you on the path to a full recovery.

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Shoulder Pain Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!