• R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD

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  • R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD

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  • R. Jeffrey Grondel, MD

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Shoulder Doctor for Pain

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.

Success Story:

“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.

Rotator Cuff Tear in Shoulder

A rotator cuff tear is a common cause of pain and disability among adults. The rotator cuff is composed of four muscles and several tendons that holds the humerus in place in the shoulder joint and enables the arm to rotate.

The rotator cuff can be torn from a single traumatic injury or from repetitive use. People who engage in repetitive overhead motions are especially at risk for overuse. These include participants in sports such as baseball, tennis, weight lifting, and rowing.

Patients often report recurrent shoulder pain for several months and a specific injury that triggered the onset of the pain. A cuff tear may also happen at the same time as another injury to the shoulder, such as a fracture or dislocation.

Diagnosis of a rotator cuff tear is based on the symptoms and physical examination. Imaging such as X-Ray, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or ultrasound may also be required.

What Can Help a Rotator Cuff Tear?

Rest, ice and/or heat can provide some relief. Some tears can be resolved with rest and rehabilitation.

When is Surgery Required for a Torn Rotator Cuff?

If pain and mobility problems continue after rest and physical therapy, surgery may be required. If tissue is torn, it will need to be surgically repaired. Many torn rotator cuff repairs can be done on an outpatient basis. A good surgical outcome relies on a strong commitment to rehabilitation.

Rotator Cuff Tear Success Story

My first encounter with Dr. R. Jeffry Grondel was after I had fallen in my home and went to the Emergency Room where they determined I had damaged my right shoulder, among other injuries, and needed to see a surgeon. Checking with friends for a recommendation I received several for Dr. Grondel.

On March 10, 2014, I had my initial appointment and brought in my X-rays from the emergency room. I was impressed with Dr. Grondel’s steps he took to completely understand the depth of my injuries, including additional X-rays, determine the procedure necessary to correct the problems and then explain them to me in a manner I could comprehend all that was involved.

Throughout the pre op visits, surgery and post op visits I found him to be professional, kind, reassuring and an amazingly understanding surgeon. He gave me his full attention, answered every question and reasoned with me when my expectations exceeded reality and guided me to the complete reuse of my injured arm.

I have had occasion, unfortunately, to revisit Dr. Grondel for his professional services and even when he determined I did not need surgery he maintained all the qualities that impressed me when he first became my surgeon and has guided me through the procedures necessary to regain the use of my injured area.

On a rating of 1-10 with 10 being the best – I rate Dr. Grondel a 10. – Joyce K

Shoulder Impingement Pain Relief

A shoulder impingement is common in both young athletes and middle-aged people. It results from pressure on the rotator cuff from part of the shoulder blade as the arm is lifted. Young athletes who use their arms overhead for swimming, baseball, and tennis are particularly vulnerable. Those who do repetitive lifting or overhead activities using the arm, such as construction or painting are also susceptible to shoulder impingement.

Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than the bones. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive, intensive training routines.

Some people will have a tendency to ignore the pain and “play through” a shoulder injury, which only aggravates the condition, and may possibly cause more problems. People also 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.

What Can Help Shoulder Impingement?

When nonsurgical treatment does not relieve pain, the doctor may recommend surgery. The goal of surgery is to remove the impingement and create more space for the rotator cuff. The surgeon may also treat other conditions present in the shoulder at the time of impingement surgery.

Depending on your situation Dr Grondel 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

Is Surgery Required for Shoulder Impingement?

Surgery may be required if the joint was damaged or to remove what is causing the impingement 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 Dr Grondel will use digital imaging to determine if there is damage to your tendons and joints.

Dislocated Shoulder in Pain

The shoulder an easy joint to dislocate. A partially dislocated shoulder means the head of the upper arm bone is partially out of the socket. A complete dislocation means it is all the way out of the socket. Both partial and complete dislocation cause pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder. The shoulder joint can dislocate forward, backward, or downward.

What Can Help A Dislocated Shoulder?

The doctor will examine the dislocated shoulder and may order an X-ray. It is important that the doctor know how the dislocation happened and whether the shoulder had ever been dislocated before.

The doctor will place the ball of the upper arm bone back into the joint socket. This process is called closed reduction. Severe pain stops almost immediately once the shoulder joint is back in place. Doctor Grondel may immobilize the shoulder in a sling or other device for several weeks following treatment.

Depending on your situation Dr Grondel might recommend anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, immobilization, physical therapy, etc.

Proper diagnosis will lead to appropriate care and treatment. A dislocation can be degenerative and require treatment to alleviate pain and restore motion

Is Surgery Required?

Surgery may be required if the joint was damaged due to the dislocated shoulder. 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 Dr Grondel will use digital imaging to determine if there is damage to your tendons and joints.

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  • 10561 South Jeffreys Street, Suite#230
    Henderson, Nevada 89052
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