Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Newburgh, NY, Mt. Kisco, NY, Fishkill, NY, & Danbury, CT
The shoulder is among the most common areas of joint pain. If you have shoulder pain, it can be hard to reach up, pull a coat on, or even hold a grocery bag. Nobody wants to live that way, which is why you need shoulder pain help from the Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group. There are offices in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, New York, and another location in Danbury, Connecticut. Request an appointment online or call the office nearest you today.
Shoulder Pain Q & A
Why do I have shoulder pain?
Shoulder pain is a very common type of upper body pain. There are many ways to damage the bones and soft tissues in your shoulder joint, including overuse and accidents. Reasons for shoulder pain may include:
- Rotator cuff tear
- Labral tear
- Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
- Arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis)
- Bone spurs
- Bone fracture
- Shoulder instability
Shoulder pain can start with a disease, shoulder overuse during exercise, or sudden injury. Sometimes two problems combine. For example, many sports medicine patients have a sports injury along with wear-and-tear damage from osteoarthritis.
How is shoulder pain diagnosed?
At Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group board-certified specialists diagnose your shoulder pain on-site in their modern facilities based on your history, physical examination, and imaging studies. The state-of-the-art equipment available in the offices includes digital X-rays, MRI, and ultrasound.
Your diagnosis starts with a physical exam and medical records review. Then, based on your suspected issue, you may have digital X-rays to look for bone damage in your shoulder joint.
If X-rays don't reveal any bone damage, or if your doctor suspects a soft tissue injury, you may need an ultrasound or MRI.
Shoulder pain tests happen on-site, so you’ll get an accurate diagnosis and start treatment quickly.
How is shoulder pain treated?
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers treatments for sports injuries, age-related degeneration, and all other causes of shoulder pain. Conservative care for shoulder pain may include:
- Physical therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Steroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell injections (such as Lipogems®)
- Shoulder brace
In situations where conservative care isn’t successful, shoulder surgery may be the best option. The board-certified orthopaedic surgeons can perform advanced shoulder surgery such as labral tear surgery, rotator cuff repair, and total shoulder joint replacement.
Arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive shoulder surgery method using a small scope and tiny incisions, is frequently a viable approach for shoulder problems, including rotator cuff and labral tears.
With all shoulder pain treatments at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group, the goal is relieving your pain and helping you return to your regular activities as soon as possible. Request an appointment online or call the office nearest you for shoulder pain help.