SHOULDER

Don’t Shrug Off Shoulder Pain

Your shoulder is a complex joint between three different bones: the upper arm bone, the shoulder blade and the collarbone. It’s cushioned with cartilage and fluid-filled sacs called bursae. When you add in a network of powerful muscles, tendons and ligaments, you get an amazing body part that can push heavy loads, throw a 90 mph fastball and much more. But when your shoulder joint is overused or injured, all of that changes.

Shoulder problems can happen at any age. Shoulder injuries or diseases, such as arthritis, can affect the bone, soft tissues or both. The most common symptom is shoulder pain, but other symptoms may include stiffness, weakness or loss of range of motion. You may also feel that your shoulder is loose, like it could pop out of place. Treatment will depend upon your particular type of shoulder issue, but it could range from nonsurgical options like physical therapy and corticosteroid injections to surgical options, including arthroscopy or shoulder replacement surgery.

Andrews Sports Medicine offers world-class care from some of the leading shoulder specialists in the world. We have extensive experience with shoulder conditions such as:

  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Bursitis
  • Calcific tendonitis
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
  • Proximal humerus fracture
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Scapulothoracic dysfunction
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder labral tear
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Separated shoulder
  • SLAP tear
  • Stinger/Burner

If you’re dealing with shoulder pain, call us at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. Then use our Physician Finder to learn more about our exemplary orthopaedic shoulder specialists.

 

Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center’s shoulder specialists provide advanced orthopaedic treatment for shoulder pain in AL.