Shoulder Pain

When pain, weakness or instability in your shoulder make it difficult to pull or push open a door, throw a ball or reach up into a cabinet, it’s time to see an orthopedic surgeon. SSM Health orthopedic surgeons are here to help you find the cause of your shoulder pain—and choose a treatment option that will work for you. Whether you enjoy golfing, playing tennis, painting or walking the dog, our experienced team of caregivers will find a solution that will help you be you again.

Find an SSM Health orthopedist near you today so you can get back to doing the things you love.

Shoulder Conditions We Treat

Shoulder pain results from a variety of causes, including injury and overuse.

Athletes (young and old) are more likely to experience shoulder pain when they injure it during repetitive movements and actions.

Adults can develop shoulder pain for a variety of reasons. It often begins with an untreated injury, activities that use repetitive motion, arthritis from “wear and tear” or a fracture from a fall.

The most common conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Biceps tendon problems
  • Bursitis or impingement
  • Fracture of the humerus, clavicle or scapula
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Hills-Sachs Lesion
  • Hip scopes
  • Labral repair
  • Numbness, tingling or other nerve issues
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder separation

The sooner an orthopedic specialist can evaluate the source of your shoulder pain, the better the chance for a favorable outcome.

Treating Shoulder Pain

If you have shoulder pain, the SSM Health orthopedics team will perform a thorough evaluation and then build a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan that helps you get back to your day-to-day life as quickly and safely as possible.

In many cases, treatment will begin with conservative measures, such as rest, medication, injections and physical therapy. But, when your pain progresses to the point that these treatments are no longer effective, your physician may recommend shoulder replacement surgery.

If your shoulder pain is the result of an injury and surgical repair is needed, SSM Health Orthopedics shoulder specialists  use the latest technology and techniques to restore function.

Whatever sport or activity you enjoy, proper treatment for shoulder pain can help get you back into the game and improve your quality of life. SSM Health Orthopedics has expertise in the most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques available, so you can be sure you’re getting the care you deserve. Schedule an appointment today with SSM Health Orthopedics specialist.

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