Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Injury Orthopedic Services and Shoulder Surgery

Lakeshore Orthopedic Group specializes in judging and diagnosing the extent of shoulder injuries and shoulder pain. We can provide the right diagnosis and offer treatment options for a patient’s shoulder pain and discomfort. One of the common areas in the body for orthopedic care is the shoulder. Shoulder pain can prevent you from reaching for objects and lifting your arm in any direction.

Most Common Types of Shoulder Injuries:

Shoulder dislocations and torn rotator cuffs are the most common of shoulder injuries. These can require shoulder surgery, but other measures can be taken. Lakeshore Orthopedic Group can identify how to best heal your shoulder pain. Shoulder tendonitis can cause great pain and fringe on your ability to your shoulder and arm. Treating shoulder tendonitis is important to be done quickly. The mobility of the shoulder will often time worsen.

Other Types of Shoulder Injuries:

  • Dislocation
  • Separation
  • Bursitis- Bursitis often occurs when tendonitis and impingement syndrome cause inflammation of the bursa sacs that protect the shoulder.
  • Impingement syndrome- Impingement syndrome is caused by the excessive squeezing or rubbing of the rotator cuff and shoulder blade.
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome can lead to a torn rotator cuff.
  • Tendonitis- Tendonitis of the shoulder is caused when the rotator cuff and/or biceps tendon become inflamed.
  • Rotator cuff tear- A rotator cuff tear involves one or more rotator cuff tendons becoming inflamed from overuse, aging, a fall on an outstretched hand, or a collision.
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)- Frozen shoulder is a severely restrictive condition frequently caused by injury that, in turn, leads to lack of use due to pain. Intermittent periods of use may cause inflammation and adhesions to grow between the joint surfaces, thus restricting motion.
  • Fracture- A fracture is a partial or total crack or break through a bone that usually occurs due to a impact injury.

What Causes Shoulder Injuries and Pain: Although the shoulder is the most movable joint in the body, it is also an unstable joint because of its range-of-motion. Because the ball of the upper arm is larger than the socket of the shoulder, it is susceptible to injury. The shoulder joint must also be supported by soft tissues – muscles, tendons, and ligaments – which are also subject to injury, overuse, and under use. Degenerative conditions and other diseases in the body may also contribute to shoulder problems, or generate pain that travels along nerves to the shoulder. Shoulder pain may be localized in a specific area or may spread to areas around the shoulder or down the arm. Lakeshore Orthopedic Group will provide only the best of orthopedic care to help heal your shoulder and help you increase your shoulder joint mobilty.