The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with an exceptional range of motion – in fact, it is the most flexible joint in our bodies. However, with that flexibility comes the potential for injury. Shoulder injuries can range from very mild in the case of minor tendinitis or bursitis to severe cases requiring surgery – like rotator cuff tears, fractures or degeneration due to arthritis.
For many patients with minor to moderate shoulder problems, lifestyle change and conservative treatment options such as medication and physical therapy are the first courses of action. These nonsurgical options can significantly improve quality of life and reduce pain.
However, longer-term, if the pain and disability remain, surgery may be the best option. Many procedures can be performed in a minimally invasive or arthroscopic manner. A consultation with a qualified orthopedic surgeon is the next step to understanding your treatment options. Visit the links below to learn more about common conditions and treatments for shoulder injury and degeneration:
- Shoulder Pain
- Common Shoulder Injuries
- Arthritis of the Shoulder
- AC Joint Separation
- Biceps Tendinitis
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
- Clavicle Fracture
- Chronic Shoulder Instability
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement
- Labral Tear
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- SLAP Tears
- Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)
- Shoulder Arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Video
- Rotator Cuff Tears: Surgical Treatment Options
- Shoulder Joint Replacement
- Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement
The information on this website is for educational purposes only. This is not meant as medical advice. Always consult with your physician for any medical concerns.