Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain services offered in Bellmore, NY

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain can disrupt your daily life, making even simple tasks challenging. Whether due to work-related strain or an underlying condition, licensed acupuncturist Lisa Senay, LAc, can help you find relief from pain at Shoreline Acupuncture in Bellmore, New York. Call the acupuncture clinic today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What causes shoulder pain?

The shoulder’s ball-and-socket construction makes it one of the most mobile joints in the human body. A series of muscles, ligaments, and tendons hold the joint in place, allowing for controlled movement and stability. Any damage to the joint or its supportive structures can cause the shoulder to shift, leading to injury and pain.

Many injuries and chronic conditions can cause shoulder pain, including:


Shoulder pain can occur when the tendons that connect muscles to the bone become inflamed or irritated.


As the protective cartilage in the shoulder joint wears down, friction between bones can lead to swelling and pain during motion.


Bursae are fluid-filled sacs that reduce friction between bones. When bursae inflame, movement in the shoulder can become stiff and painful.

Swimmer’s shoulder

Repetitive strain on the shoulder from swimming can cause inflammation, pain, and a limited range of motion.

Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

Pain and stiffness can occur as the shoulder’s inner capsule thickens and contracts, ultimately restricting motion.

Rotator cuff tear

The rotator cuff is the group of tissues that stabilizes and supports the shoulder. A tear in this structure can cause severe pain and weakness.

SLAP tear

SLAP (superior labrum from anterior to posterior) tears cause shoulder pain as the ring of cartilage attached to the labrum is damaged, affecting shoulder stability and causing discomfort during overhead activities.

How does acupuncture relieve shoulder pain?

Acupuncture can help relieve shoulder pain in several ways, including:

  • Eases muscle tension to promote a better range of motion in the shoulder
  • Releases chemicals, including endorphins, to relieve pain
  • Enhances blood circulation, encouraging faster healing in the rotator cuff
  • Improves nerve function

Pain relief from acupuncture can make physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises easier, facilitating a more effective recovery process and improving overall shoulder function.

How many acupuncture sessions do I need for shoulder pain?

Most people start with at least two acupuncture sessions a week for shoulder pain. After monitoring your progress, Lisa may recommend visiting more regularly. She typically encourages clients with chronic pain to try acupuncture at least once a week to maintain consistent relief and facilitate long-term recovery.

If you have frequent shoulder pain, Lisa can help develop a personalized treatment plan. Call Shoreline Acupuncture today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.