Shoulder Pain

If left untreated, a shoulder injury can cause a major disruption to your daily life, functionality, and sleep schedule. At 360 Orthopedics, we have decades of experience in the entire spectrum of shoulder conditions and use the latest technology to evaluate and address the cause of your symptoms.

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Causes of Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body and vulnerable to both traumatic injuries and wear-and-tear conditions caused by repetitive activities or heavy work. It must be anchored by muscles, tendons, and ligaments to remain stable. When disrupted, painful issues may arise, such as fractures, tendinitis, infection, rheumatoid arthritis, impingement, frozen shoulder, and instability. Bone spurs are another common cause of shoulder pain, which form when the tendons between the bones deteriorate. The body reacts by generating more bone growth, causing bone-on-bone irritation at the joint.

One of the most frequent shoulder pain complaints is a result of a rotator cuff tear. The rotator cuff is the part of the shoulder that allows us to lift and extend our arms. A tear in the rotator cuff can be more common with aging, sports, or professions requiring excessive overhead activity. Many people can have a tear without pain, while others may feel a dull pain and have difficulty lifting their arm comfortably.

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Shoulder Pain Treatments

Many shoulder conditions do not call for surgery and may be treated conservatively with physical therapy, injections, or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. Icing or heat may also be helpful to relieve discomfort. When surgery is necessary, some conditions may be treated with a minimally invasive technique called arthroscopy. For severely damaged shoulders, our experts perform shoulder replacements or reverse shoulder replacements where the normal ball and socket relationship is inverted to create a more stable joint with a fixed support.

If you’re feeling chronic shoulder pain from a sports injury, workplace accident, or due to normal wear and tear, our physicians at 360 Orthopedics can help you find the right course of treatment. Our sports medicine specialists can help with shoulder injuries that often arise from sports like tennis and golf. Request an appointment online today to find the right treatment option for your shoulder pain.

When surgery is necessary, some conditions may be treated with a minimally invasive technique called arthroscopy. For severely damaged shoulders, our experts perform shoulder replacements or reverse shoulder replacements where the normal ball and socket relationship is inverted to create a more stable joint with a fixed support.

The physicians at 360-ORTHOPEDICS have decades of experience in the entire spectrum of shoulder conditions and use the latest technology to evaluate and address the cause of your symptoms.