The shoulder joint provides your arm with a wide range of motion, but this complex joint is prone to a variety of injuries and problems. The experienced team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic treat the full spectrum of shoulder conditions at their location in Jacksonville, Florida. If shoulder pain is interfering with your life, call or book an appointment online.
Pain in the shoulder that lasts more than a few days may be a warning sign of an underlying injury or problem. The most common causes of shoulder pain fall into four major categories:
Conditions such as bursitis and tendonitis can cause pain and inflammation in your shoulder. Bursitis involves inflammation in the fluid-filled sacs in your shoulder joint. Tendonitis is inflammation in the tendons of your rotator cuff or upper arm.
A partial or complete tear in one of your four rotator cuff tendons ranks among the most common shoulder injuries.
Instability happens when the round head of your upper arm bone becomes dislocated from the shoulder socket. Shoulder dislocation can be partial or complete and may occur as a result of an acute injury or repetitive stress.
There are over 100 different types of arthritis, but the most common type to cause shoulder pain is osteoarthritis. This condition involves wear-and-tear damage to the cartilage that cushions the bones in your shoulder joint.
A fracture, or broken bone, usually causes sudden, severe pain. A shoulder fracture usually involves the collarbone, upper arm bone, or shoulder blade.
The type and severity of your symptoms depend on the underlying cause of your shoulder pain. Injuries such as a complete rotator cuff tear or fracture often cause sudden, sharp pain. Conditions such as arthritis or tendonitis may develop more slowly and worsen over time.
Common signs and symptoms of a shoulder problem include:
The best way to determine if you have a shoulder injury or condition is to schedule an appointment at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic.
First, your provider at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic performs a thorough physical exam and reviews your symptoms. They may also take tests, such as an X-ray or MRI.
Some shoulder conditions require additional tests, such as arthroscopy, to diagnose. This procedure involves inserting a thin tube with a camera lens into a tiny incision in your shoulder. The team at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic uses arthroscopy to diagnose and treat many types of shoulder conditions, such as rotator cuff tears.
Minor shoulder injuries may improve with simple treatments such as pain-relieving medications and physical therapy. More serious conditions, such as advanced arthritis, may require surgery.
If shoulder pain is limiting your activities, call Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic or book an appointment online today.