Shoulder Injections

Injections for Shoulder Pain

Offered in East Orange and Newark, NJ

As one of the most prominent joints in the body, the shoulder is at risk of pain and other bothersome symptoms related to overuse, sudden injury, underlying illness, and more. For those seeking an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment for their shoulder conditions, Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn at Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP) is here to help. Located in Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, who is board-certified and fellowship-trained to help patients find relief with non-surgical shoulder injection treatments if deemed the appropriate course of action.

About Shoulder Injections

Shoulder injections are utilized for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in patients with a wide range of shoulder symptoms, including conditions such as:

  • Avascular necrosis
  • Bursitis of the shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Sprained, separated, or dislocated shoulders
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome
  • Tendonitis (tendinitis)
  • Tendonosis
  • And more…

Though the shoulders are prone to many types of injuries and conditions and medicated injections are regarded as an effective treatment, they are typically reserved for patients who have not found success with other non-surgical modalities, such as physical therapy or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. At Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP), Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn utilizes a holistic approach and relies on advanced medical imaging and other specialized methods to pinpoint the exact cause of a patient’s shoulder pain and address symptoms such as:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Recurrent pain that worsens over time
  • Grinding or cracking when moving arm(s)
  • Trouble with mobility and reflexes in the extremities
  • Sharp pain radiating to the extremities or other body parts

Types of Shoulder Injections

The shoulder is composed of the scapula (shoulder blade), clavicle (collarbone), and humerus (upper arm bone) and home to two joints responsible for motion. These include:

  • Glenohumeral joint: This is where the scapula’s shallow socket meets the humerus’ rounded end.
  • Acromioclavicular joint: This is where the clavicle meets the highest point of the scapula.

As such, the type of shoulder injection deemed appropriate by Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn will depend on which joint(s) or bursa are affected by a patient’s pain and symptoms.

Learn More at Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP) in Newark, NJ

When you’re ready to find relief from your shoulder pain, Dr. Maria Cabodevilla-Conn is here to help. For more information about shoulder injections or other treatments that might be effective for your symptoms, contact Prospect Spine and Pain (PSP) in Newark, NJ today.