A variety of non-surgical treatments exist for treating shoulder conditions and we believe in pursuing non-invasive treatments whenever possible. While some orthopedic conditions necessitate surgery, and while many safe and effective surgical treatments exist, many patients are able to make a full recovery without it. Some non-surgical treatments include braces and casts for fractures, injections to reduce inflammation and improve joint function, and physical therapy to remediate impairment and promote mobility and function. We view every patient as a distinct individual with unique needs – schedule an appointment to meet with our team of physicians and discuss what treatment options are best for you.
Braces, casts, and splints are all used to keep a part of the body in place while healing. When you break a bone, your doctor will put the pieces back together in the right positions so they can heal.
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Shoulder arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into the shoulder joint. The benefits of arthroscopy are smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.
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Shoulder joint replacements are usually done after all non-operative treatments to relieve pain have failed. Arthroplasty may be a good option for you if you experience pain while resting, sleep disturbance due to pain, or if you have lost functioning in the shoulder.
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The shoulder joint is the body’s most mobile joint. It can turn in many directions, but this joint can become unstable as a result. Repeated shoulder dislocations can lead to chronic instability.
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A separated shoulder is actually caused by injury to the acromioclavicular joint, also known as the AC joint. This joint is where the collarbone meets the highest part of the shoulder blade.
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Frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis, causes pain and stiffness in the shoulder. Over time, the shoulder becomes very hard to move. Frozen shoulder generally tends to get better over time, but full recovery can take years without the right treatment.
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Every year millions of people see a doctor because of a rotator cuff problem or tear. These injuries can lead to pain, and even disability, as the shoulder weakens and everyday activities become more painful and difficult.