If you experience persistent or severe shoulder pain or have difficulty using your shoulder, it’s essential to seek evaluation and appropriate treatment from a orthopedic specialist. They can help diagnose the underlying cause of the pain and recommend suitable interventions, which may include physical therapy, pain medication, corticosteroid injections, or in some cases, surgery.
Shoulder pain can be caused by various conditions affecting the structures in and around the shoulder joint. Here are some common conditions that can lead to shoulder pain:
It’s important to note that some conditions may coexist or have overlapping symptoms. Proper diagnosis by your orthopedic specialist is crucial to determine the exact cause of shoulder pain and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment options may include rest, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroid injections, and in severe cases, surgery.
It’s important to note that the treatment plan will be tailored to each individual’s specific needs and condition. It’s crucial to follow the guidance of your orthopedic surgeon for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment to effectively manage shoulder pain and promote a successful recovery.
Board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic shoulder, knee, hip, and sports medicine specialist managing injuries both non-operatively and operatively by specifically utilizing evidence-based medicine and minimally invasive techniques.
Board certified orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in diagnosis, treatment and management of spine, bone or joint condition, and specializes in reconstruction of the shoulder, hip, and knee, including total joint replacement.
Board-certified and fellowship-trained in both reconstructive and spine surgery with extensive experience in the management of complex conditions, diagnosis and treatment of:general orthopedics, spine disorders, sports medicine, orthopedic upper and lower extremities.
General orthopedic surgeon treating musculoskeletal condition with a particular interest in shoulder, hip, and knee joint replacement, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, and fracture care. Dr. Vaughan is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with experience in complex conditions, treatment and management.