Shoulder Injury/Condition

Shoulder Injury/Condition

William Lee

I am in my mid-60’s and I’m a long-time patient of Andrews Sports Medicine. I have been successfully treated by various Andrews doctors over the years and quite frankly this practice is the best in the business! I wanted to take the time to publicly share my most recent experience.
I’ve had various surgeries to my right shoulder over the years – my initial surgery was in the late 1970’s, another in the 1990’s and my last surgery was in 2015. For the most part, my right shoulder hasn’t given me too much trouble the last 5 years. 

Pat Galecki

My story began on October 24, 2018 when I was thrown to the pavement in a cycling accident, landing on my left shoulder. X-rays of the shoulder at the Huntsville Hospital ER showed that the shoulder was not broken.

Two weeks later, still unable to raise my arm, I had an MRI. It showed that I had full thickness tears of both the infraspinatus and supraspinatus tendons. (In layman’s terms they were both ripped entirely off the bone.) These are two of the four tendons that make up the rotator cuff of the shoulder.

Brian Darby

In early 2015, I was playing golf and somehow tweaked my right shoulder.

It was not long before simple tasks, like shaving and combing my hair, became unbearable. My shoulder pain even kept me up at night. I was in immense pain and could not control the pain, even with strong medications. 

Tori Perry

I first visited Dr. Steven Nichols in August 2012. I had a long history of progressive impingement pain mainly in my right shoulder.
I served in the Marine Corps and had some problems then, but started having pain with overhead activities, primarily difficulty lifting weights and shooting basketball.

Andrew Edmondson

My name is Andrew Edmondson and I am a 16-year-old sophomore at Oak Grove High School. I play for both the football and baseball teams, and love both programs dearly.

At a JV baseball game against Hueytown on March 18, 2018, I was up to bat. I hit a ball deep into left field and as I rounded first base I noticed that it was going to be close at second base, so I decided to slide head first into second. As I slid, I rolled all of my body weight on my shoulder and it dislocated. As I sat on second base, I decided to pop it back in.

Ginger Morehead

As a young girl growing up on a ranch in Texas, my dad would routinely take me hunting. He taught me how to bow hunt when I was four or five years old, so my love for archery started at a young age. I continued to practice archery, but took some time off after high school.

Sarah Huddle

I hurt my shoulder during softball practice on a Friday. (There is a hysterical video of my accident but that is another story). My shoulder was hurting all weekend. Dr. Chris Carter fit me into his clinic schedule first thing Monday morning. I was worried about missing too much school, but they got me in and out the door in record time!

Walter Meyer

In April of 2016, after many months of suffering arm and neck pain, numbness, and tingling, I went to my primary care physician. He suggested an MRI which did show a small tear in the shoulder area.

 I'd heard good things about Andrews Sports Medicine, so I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Dugas. Dr. Dugas felt my pain was not from the shoulder, but from the neck and set up an appointment for me with Dr. Andrew Cordover.

Freddie Tate

While playing golf, I was injured when I fell down a steep slope on my right shoulder. It was a bad fall, resulting in stretched ligaments and a bump on my shoulder. Dr. Cain said the injury was a little worse than expected. 

Two of your employees, Kirby K. and Tina L. were very instrumental in having Dr. Cain and Dr. Waldrop do two surgeries the same day. Dr. Waldrop took some scar tissue out of a toe I had previously had surgery on.