Shoulder injuries are highly treatable if addressed early.
Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by falls on an outstretched arm, heavy or repetitive lifting, overhead lifting, strenuous pushing and pulling, sudden jerking forces, a direct blow to the shoulder, and direct trauma from sports and motor vehicle collisions.
Common shoulder injuries:
- sprain of ligaments
- strain of muscles and tendons
- torn ligaments
- torn cartilage
- Rotator cuff tears
- Labral tears
- Shoulder impingement
- Frozen shoulder
- Bone dislocations
- Bone fractures
- Shoulder and/or neck pain
- Popping sensation
- Arm or hand weakness
- Problems using the arm
- Discomfort while sleeping on the affected side
- Deformed appearance
Treatment of shoulder injuries includes conservative care with medication and physical therapy to reduce inflammation, pain, and stiffness, and gentle exercises to maintain and improve mobility and strength.
In cases of more extensive shoulder injury where conservative treatment fails, our patients are evaluated by a board-certified orthopedic surgeon to determine if further progress can be made with interventions such as injections and surgery.
Patients who undergo surgical procedures then undergo post-surgical physical rehabilitation under our supervision to maximize the range of motion, strength, and function of their shoulder.
Other Upper Extremities Injuries
The most common cause of elbow pain is due to repetitive stress or overuse which causes inflammation of the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Pain in the hands or wrists is more common than ever, thanks to the prevalence of smartphones and computer-focused work environments.
Approximately 80% of adults experience a back injury in their lifetime.
Neck injuries can vary from a simple poor posture, motor vehicle collisions, fall, excessive neck motion, to a systemic disease such as arthritis.