Shoulder pain can take many forms, from simple impingement and instability to “frozen shoulder” and a number of more severe symptoms.
What all these issues have in common is their debilitating pain – the sort of chronic and persistent distress that can prevent otherwise active people from lifting their arms or exercising in any meaningful way.
Shoulder pain may be caused a number of factors, including:
• Inflammation or bursitis
• Little leaguer’s shoulder
• Rotator cuff tear
• Labral tear
• Shoulder instability
Because shoulder pain is often be intense and ongoing, your orthopedic surgeon will want to start with interventions such as medication, rest and physical therapy. If these fail to solve the problem, however, then it’s time to speak with an expert shoulder surgeon about how you can schedule a minimally invasive procedure to resolve the pain.
As a San Diego orthopedic surgeon with more than two decades of experience, I have seen and treated every possible variant of chronic shoulder pain. Please contact my offices today to learn more about how you can live without it.