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Shoulder Pain

Many shoulder injuries are caused by athletic activities that involve excessive, repetitive, overhead motion, such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. But these injuries can also occur during everyday activities such washing walls, hanging curtains, and even gardening.

If you are experiencing pain in your shoulder, ask yourself these questions:

  • Is your shoulder stiff? Can you rotate your arm in all the normal positions?
  • Does it feel like your shoulder could pop out or slide out of the socket?
  • Do you lack the strength in your shoulder to carry out your daily activities?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should contact us for help in determining the severity of the problem. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating shoulder pain. Our compassionate staff has specific expertise in the broad spectrum of shoulder conditions and uses the latest in surgical and non-surgical techniques.

Common Conditions

  • AC Separation
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Glenohumeral (Shoulder) Arthritis
  • Labral Tears
  • Multidirectional Instablility
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Trauma

Common causes of pain

Rather than bones, many shoulder problems involve the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A majority of these problems fall into three major categories:

  • Tendinitis/bursitis
  • Injury/instability
  • Arthritis
  • Other much more rare causes of shoulder pain are tumors, infection and nerve-related problems.


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