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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Focused Pain Relief

David J Foreit, D.O.

Pain Relief located in Highland, IN

Inflammation and muscular dysfunction are the root causes of most shoulder pain — which means that, in most cases, invasive treatments aren’t necessary. At Focused Pain Relief, in downtown Highland, Indiana, experienced pain relief specialist David Foreit, DO, offers highly effective hands-on treatments that address the actual cause of your shoulder pain to give you long-lasting pain relief. Book your appointment online or call the office for shoulder pain help today.

Shoulder Pain Q&A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain refers to pain in or around your shoulder joint. The pain can start in any of the following parts of the joint or its surrounding tissues. 

  • Scapula: Shoulder blade
  • Clavicle: Collarbone
  • Humerus: Upper arm bone
  • Rotator cuff: The tendons and muscles that keep your shoulder in place

The bones and soft tissues in and around your shoulder joint work together to give you the widest range of motion of any joint in the body. Unfortunately, a wide range of motion can also have some drawbacks, as the joint can experience various pain-causing problems. 

What causes shoulder pain?

Your shoulder joint has many moving parts, and when you’re healthy, they all work together in perfect harmony. But injuries like fractures, tears, and inflammation can all lead to shoulder pain and instability. Even day-to-day shoulder use can lead to osteoarthritis that can cause severe shoulder pain.

At Focused Pain Relief, Dr. Foreit finds that muscular dysfunction and imbalance are the leading causes of shoulder pain in his patients. As an osteopathic physician, he’s uniquely suited to treat these types of shoulder problems using conservative, natural, and evidence-based approaches.

How is shoulder pain treated?

Shoulder pain treatment may take a few different approaches, depending on the cause. The main treatments include:

Osteopathic manipulation

Osteopathic manipulation is a gentle hands-on treatment in which Dr. Foreit uses stretching, resistance, and controlled pressure to eliminate restrictions and imbalances while restoring normal healthy joint movement. This, in turn, relieves your shoulder pain and prevents it from coming back.

As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Foreit has an additional 200 hours of specialized medical training in this specific method of nonsurgical and non-opioid pain relief. Studies show that osteopathic treatment is an effective way to relieve shoulder pain and overcome limited shoulder function.


Prolotherapy is the injection of a proliferant, a solution commonly made of a local anesthetic, saline, and dextrose. This natural solution causes inflammation in your shoulder joint, which incites your body’s healing responses. 

Prolotherapy triggers the growth of new soft tissues, which strengthen and repair the damaged tissue that causes your shoulder pain. This relieves pain and helps to restore shoulder movement.

Focused Pain Relief also offers other conservative and cutting-edge treatment options based upon the root of your pain. For example, if your shoulder pain stems from neck pain and cervical spine issues, nonsurgical spinal decompression can be a powerful solution for both problems.

To learn more about nonsurgical shoulder pain treatments, call Focused Pain Relief or request your appointment online now.