Shoulder Pain Specialists

shoulder-painShoulder pain or a shoulder injury can affect your ability to use your arm as you normally would. This can interfere with your normal daily life. It’s made of three joints that provide a wide range of motion.

Shoulder problems can arise at any age. Due to overuse, strains, and injuries, a shoulder problem can leave patients with stiffness, loss of motion, severe pain, and even arthritis.

Are you are suffering from a shoulder condition or injury and can’t find relief from over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs or rest? Our team of specialists/ surgeons at Spine & Orthopedic Center offer non-surgical and surgical shoulder treatment options in our offices throughout Broward and Palm Beach County. Call us at 888-409-8006 for inquiries.

Common Shoulder Injury / Shoulder Conditions

Whether you’ve hurt your shoulder or suffer from a shoulder condition, we’ll properly diagnose your condition in order to discuss with you the best available treatment options.  Some of the most common shoulder conditions include:

Rotator Cuff Tears

A severe injury – falling, sports-related or car accident – can cause a rotator cuff tear. A common cause of a rotator cuff tear is a prolonged breakdown or degeneration of the tendon. Additionally, symptoms include night pain, weakness, pain during activity, and radiating pain. Typically traveling from your shoulder down to your arm. If diagnosed early on, however, rotator cuff tears can be treated with activity modifications. Although light therapy, and in some cases, a cortisone injection have also been effective. If the tear doesn’t respond to non-operative treatment though, rotator cuff surgery may be an option.

Shoulder Fractures

Clavicle Fracture

Shoulder and clavicle fractures are very common. Most shoulder fracture treatments are not surgical. A common cause of shoulder fractures is from a fall.

Scapula Fracture (Broken Shoulder Blade)

Another shoulder fracture is the scapula fracture (broken shoulder blade.) Although this fracture is rare, it is possible. The shoulder blade is a very sturdy bone. And due to the location, it is very protected. A scapula is fractured when the ball-and-socket shoulder joint is broken.

Humerus Fracture

The Humerus Fracture is seen in patients over the age of 65. It’s known to be the most common of broken bones in the elderly. In fact, the cause of this fracture is from degeneration over time. If this fracture is left untreated, however, it can result in loss of movement or weakness.

Shoulder Bursitis

The bursa is a small fluid-filled sac between the rotator cuff and acromion. Bursitis occurs when the bursa might suffer inflammation. This can be very painful. The bursa inflammation is commonly caused by overuse activities. This causes friction and scraping of the rotator cuff, including its nearby joints.

Additional Shoulder Injury / Conditions:

Dislocated Shoulder. This injury occurs when the upper arm bone pops out of the socket. This is apart of your shoulder blade. Due to the shoulder being the most mobile joint, it’s easy for dislocations. It’s common for a shoulder dislocation to cause tingling, weakness, and numbness.

Shoulder Osteoarthritis. As you age, you are at risk of developing osteoarthritis of the shoulder. Although, even at a young age, an injury of the shoulder can also lead to osteoarthritis. Shoulder pain is the most common symptom of shoulder osteoarthritis.