Shoulder Pain in Sports

Top 5 Causes of Shoulder Pain in Sports

  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Bicep Tendonitis


Shoulder Pain is extremely common in sports. Shoulders are a very complex joint and sensitive to injuries of all sorts. Especially those incurred from playing sports. Common causes of shoulder pain in sports include rotator cuff tears, dislocations, AC joint seperations, tendonitis and damaged tendons. These various injuries are typically related to specific sports. For example, repetitive use of the shoulder in volleyball and swimming commonly lead to inflammation of the rotator cuff or bicep tendon. These injuries commonly cause shoulder pain.

Here at Denver Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, we’ll share the proper steps to recover from shoulder pain. We use natural, safe, and effective treatment methods like Prolotherapy, Trigger Point Injections, Dry Needling and Acupuncture. These treatment options help you recovery quickly and prolong your ability to play in your specific sport. Our goal is to get you back out on the field quickly and using safe treatment methods to do so. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for your specific injury. We help to accelerate the body’s own healing mechanisms to reduce chance of reactions and promote a stronger recovery. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future shoulder pain from recurring.

If you have questions about how we can help you recover from your shoulder pain, please reach out and let’s put a plan together today!