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Shoulder Conditions

We specialize in a range of shoulder conditions, including:

Broken collar bone

Often the result of a fall or car collision, broken collarbones can be painful and disabling. Both surgical and non-surgical treatments may be used to repair a broken collarbone, depending on the severity and type of damage.

Burns and stingers

An upper arm nerve injury, a burner or a stinger refers to the resulting sensation that occurs in the shoulder-to-hand area. Common cause: contact sports.

Dislocated shoulder

The shoulder joint’s flexibility makes it easy to dislocate. Both partial and complete dislocation cause pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder.

Frozen shoulder

Most common among 40 to 60-year-old individuals, frozen shoulder may cause pain, stiffness and immobility. About 90% of patients recover with non-surgical treatments.

Rotator cuff tear: Surgery vs. rehabilitation

Pain and degree of daily use of the arms (e.g., lifting boxes overhead at work) generally determine whether surgery or rehabilitation is the most viable solution for a torn rotator cuff.

Rupture of biceps tendons at the shoulder

Characterized by sharp pain, a “pop” upon injury, cramping, bruising, and weakness of the shoulder, a ruptured biceps tendon often results from lifting or falling. For most patients, non-surgical treatments allow the tendon to recover over time.

Separated shoulder

Shoulder separation causes mild to severe pain and deformity. The condition generally results from a direct fall onto the shoulder and may or may not require surgery.

Shoulder impingement

Impingement causes irritation and pain within the shoulder. Common in middle-aged adults and young athletes, shoulder impingement is generally improved with non-surgical treatments.

Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain, one of the most common complaints, can be caused by a variety of conditions such as rotator cuff tears and various types of arthritis, fractures, etc.