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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Amun Makani, MD, MBA, FAAOS -  - Sports Medicine

Ascend Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine

Amun Makani, MD, MBA, FAAOS

Sports Medicine & Knee and Shoulder Specialist located in St. Petersburg, FL

You might not think much about your shoulders until you have shoulder pain that prevents you from simple tasks such as reaching in front of you. At Ascend Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine in St. Petersburg, Florida, Amun Makani, MD, MBA, FAAOS, and his team provide expert diagnostics to identify the cause of your shoulder pain and tailored treatment plans to relieve your pain and heal the underlying condition. Call Ascend Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine or schedule a consultation online today for orthopaedic shoulder treatment.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What are the common causes of shoulder pain?

Your shoulders are strong and mobile, but they’re vulnerable to a wide range of injuries and degenerative conditions. Some of the common cause of shoulder pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Impingement


Your risk of shoulder injury increases if you have a job or a hobby that requires repetitive movements. For example, baseball and basketball players put their shoulders under intense strain while training and competing.

When should I talk to a doctor about shoulder pain?

You should make an appointment with Dr. Makani and his team at Ascend Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine if you have shoulder pain that lasts for more than a couple of days and hasn’t responded to at-home care like rest, ice, and heat.

Additionally, if you know you injured yourself or have pain that’s limiting your mobility, make an appointment right away.

The earlier you get a diagnosis and start treatment, the less pain you experience overall and the less your injury interferes with your life.

How is the cause of shoulder pain diagnosed?

Dr. Makani and his team provide extensive exams and diagnostic tests to identify the cause of your shoulder pain. They begin by reviewing your symptoms and medical history. If you had an injury, share the details of how you hurt yourself.

Your provider feels your shoulder for signs of inflammation or deformity. They might guide your arm through some gentle movements and rotations to gauge your pain and how it affects your range of motion.

They may order MRI scans and X-rays and can perform arthroscopy to examine the inside of your shoulder joint.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Treatment for shoulder pain depends on the condition causing it. Dr. Makani and his team offer a comprehensive range of treatments, including medication, cortisone injections, immobilization, physical therapy, and joint replacement.

Dr. Makani offers advanced, same-day minimally invasive scope technology procedures to repair shoulder injuries. He also uses regenerative medicine treatments like stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to accelerate the healing process.

If you have shoulder pain that’s interfering with your mobility or quality of life, call Ascend Orthopaedics And Sports Medicine or make an appointment online today.

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