Don’t Let Your Pain Stop You
Shoulder joints give you the ability to do a range of daily activities and endure repetitive use. This use can often lead to shoulder injury or discomfort, which can be caused by inflammation, arthritis, torn cartilage or a fracture.
Shoulder Injuries and Pain
- Broken Collarbone
- Frozen Shoulder, caused by tightening of the shoulder joint, making it painful to move the shoulder or arm
- Labrum Tears, which is an injury to tissue that holds the arm in place
- Separated Shoulder
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Impingement
- Shoulder Injuries
- Shoulder Joint Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Decreased or limited range of motion of the shoulder
- Grinding or popping in the shoulder
How is Shoulder Pain Treated?
- Non-surgical treatment options include: taking over-the-counter pain relievers, icing the area or applying warm compresses, rest and activity modification.
- Severe shoulder pain may require surgery to fully restore your shoulders function.
- Shoulder arthroscopy (scope) is a minimally invasive procedure. Your surgeon will insert a camera, called an arthroscope, through a small incision in your shoulder. This camera allows your surgeon to closely inspect your shoulder tissues including the cartilage, tendons, bones and ligaments. Depending on the level of damage in your shoulder, additional incisions will be made in order to repair or remove the damaged tissue.
- If total joint shoulder replacement is the appropriate treatment for you, your orthopedic provider will work with you to discuss your options and help give you the confidence you need before your surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small incision on the front of the shoulder, the bone is then removed and your joint prepared for the implant. The implant, which is made of metal and plastic components, is then permanently placed. After your shoulder procedure, our physical therapy team will help you regain your strength and help you increase your motion.
- A reverse shoulder replacement may be necessary when the ball and socket have been damaged by arthritis and the shoulder is unstable due to a completely torn rotator cuff. The plastic socket and metal ball are switched, meaning that the metal ball is attached to the shoulder bone and the plastic socket is attached to the upper arm bone. Your surgeon will identify if a reverse shoulder replacement is the appropriate surgical option for you and answer any questions you may have.
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