Rather than see a shoulder doctor, some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and “play through” a shoulder injury, which only aggravates the condition and may cause more problems. People may underestimate the extent of their injury because steady pain, weakness in the arm, or limitation of joint motion will become almost second nature to them.
Most shoulder injuries involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones.
Shoulder Problems include:
- Tendon inflammation – bursitis or tendonitis
- Tendon tear (rotator cuff tear)
- Instability in the joint or shoulder dislocation
- Chronic Pain and disability from Arthritis from wear and tear
How Can A Shoulder Doctor Help?
Depending on your situation shoulder doctor might recommend anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, immobilization, physical therapy, etc.
Proper diagnosis will lead to appropriate care and treatment. Shoulder disorders are degenerative and require treatment to alleviate pain and restore motion
When is Surgery an Option?
You should start to consider surgery when you have exhausted all other forms of treatment and your pain has started to interfere with everyday activities. In addition to helping your pain, will use digital imaging to determine if there is damage to your tendons and joints.
“I woke up one morning to discover that I couldn’t move my right arm. Just bearing the weight of the arm was painful so I wore a make shift sling all day. There was no improvement the following day so I looked for a shoulder doctor and called Dr. Grondel. He got me right in. He was able to determine that there was no damage to the joint and gave me a shot in the joint. Within a few hours the pain was greatly diminished and in a few days of wearing a sling I was able to return to normal activity. I am so grateful that Dr. Grondel was able to get me in so quickly and I am so relieved that it didn’t require surgery.” – Dave R.