Shoulder Injury & Care

The Shoulder

The shoulder consists of several joints that combine with muscles to allow a wide range of motion to the arm.
Our fellowship trained shoulder surgeons specialize in all aspects of shoulder care, including the treatment of disorders of the rotator cuff, instability, and other disabling shoulder conditions.

Common Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries are frequently caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. Injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and gardening.

Seek treatment if you experience the following: 

  • Minor pain that is present both with activity and at rest
  • Pain radiating from the front of the shoulder to the side of the arm
  • Sudden pain with lifting and reaching movements
  • Athletes in overhead sports may have pain when throwing or serving a tennis ball
  • Pain at night
  • Loss of strength and motion
  • Difficulty doing activities that place the arm behind the back, such as buttoning or zippering

 

Content on this page was taken from: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org.