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Shoulder Pain Treatment

The shoulder is more susceptible to injury than other joints in the body because it has the highest range of motion and can move in nearly a 360-degree rotation. Shoulder injuries and conditions that cause pain can make it extremely difficult to complete your normal daily activities, and unfortunately, the pain won’t simply go away. You should see an orthopedic specialist as soon as possible to ensure your pain is fully managed and your shoulder is properly treated. Whether your shoulder pain results from a sports-related injury or degenerative disease, Mark Miller, MD, is here to help.

With years of training and knowledge, Dr. Mark Miller is a leading shoulder specialist and orthopedic surgeon in the St. Louis area. He has managed countless patients’ shoulder problems, from common to complex. Learn more about the orthopedic surgeries Mark Miller, MD, specializes in and offers to Chesterfield and St. Louis residents. For expert shoulder pain relief and treatment, make an appointment with Mark Miller, MD, today!

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Shoulder Pain Causes

As the most mobile joint in the body, you can injure your shoulder by playing sports or performing manual labor; you can even sustain a shoulder injury simply by repetitive movement.

Our shoulder specialists diagnose and treat a variety of pain caused by injuries and conditions, including:

  • Rotator cuff tears (inflammation of the tendon called tendonitis)
  • Labral tears (damage to the fibrous ring of tissue that surrounds the shoulder socket)
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Pulled shoulder muscles
  • Degenerate diseases (such as arthritis)
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Dislocated shoulders

Signs You May Need Orthopedic Care

Often, shoulder pain starts gradually, and paying attention to some early warning signs is important. Downplaying your shoulder pain does not do you any good. The quicker you consult with our shoulder specialists, the more likely you can achieve a full recovery with minimal invasion.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, especially if the shoulder pain does not improve with rest and medication, contact us for an appointment.

  • Numbness
  • Stiffness
  • Throbbing
  • Intense swelling
  • Lack of strength
  • Inability to rotate your shoulder joint normally
  • Pain radiating down into the elbow
  • Feeling like your shoulder is popping or sliding out of place

Shoulder Pain Treatment

Each shoulder injury is unique, and we consider various factors when developing a treatment plan. Our shoulder treatments for injuries like labrum tears and conditions range from conservative to surgical. We will attempt nonsurgical treatment options before recommending surgery; however, shoulder arthroscopic surgery may be necessary in some cases.

Shoulder pain treatment may include:

To learn more, read our Labral tears FAQs.

Shoulder Orthopedic Doctor Chesterfield

Let us help treat your shoulder pain so you can get back to your normal range of motion and lifestyle. Contact our shoulder doctors in the St. Louis area today or schedule an appointment!

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