If you experience intense shoulder pain doesn’t go away, you may have sustained some type of injury. It could be a torn tendon, strained muscle, or other soft tissue damage.
Some of these injuries could include labral tears, rotator cuff tears, SLAP tears, or PEC tears. A Labral tear occurs with damage to the cartilage within your shoulder socket. Overuse of tendons cause rotator cuff tears. PEC tear is damage to the pectoral tendon and a SLAP tear is damage to the superior labrum anterior and posterior cartilage.
Symptoms You May Experience and How We Can Help
When you have a shoulder injury you may experience a myriad of symptoms, each of which may be specific to the type of injury you sustain. Most injuries come with pain and stiffness within the shoulder. This may worsen with movements such as raising the arm or rotating the shoulder.
You may also experience weakness in the joint that inhibits your ability to lift your arm up or use your shoulder for everyday tasks. You may feel your shoulder pop out of its socket if you have shoulder instability. Our orthopedic doctors are ready to address all your symptoms in diagnosing of your injury.
When you come in for an examination, your injury will be carefully evaluated prior to treatment being recommended. Your specific diagnosis and the extent of the injury will determine the course of treatment given by our orthopedic doctors.
They may recommend over-the-counter pain medication or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for pain and swelling. Rest and ice may also be suggested along with certain exercises to strengthen the muscles within the shoulder. After exhausting these treatment options with no relief, then surgical intervention will be discussed.
If you are a surgical candidate, our orthopedic doctors will determine which procedure is best for you. Some that we offer include Comprehensive Shoulder Replacement System and Copeland Humeral Resurfacing Head. We also offer minimally invasive procedures using arthroscopic techniques when a good option for you in order to decrease the risk of any surgical complications.