Treatment For Shoulder Pain
The shoulder is a highly flexible joint. When it’s injured, it can be challenging to do simple everyday activities. Numerous conditions, accidents, and injuries can cause shoulder problems, but Dr. Jesu Jacob is here to help. Dr. Jacob stays at the forefront of the latest orthopaedic techniques, allowing for an integrative and comprehensive approach to shoulder conditions.
Common Orthopaedic Shoulder Conditions
Lingering stiffness, pain, instability, or weakness indicate that it may be time to visit an orthopaedic specialist. As one of the most complex joints in the body, the shoulder has the largest range of motion of any joint. The shoulder joint relies on a complex system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons to ensure it moves smoothly and rotates properly. When a chronic or acute injury interferes with the shoulder joint’s ability to rotate and move, pain, weakness, stiffness, and instability set in. Some of the most common causes of acute and chronic shoulder pain include:
- Shoulder Impingement
- Rotator Cuff Tears
Whether your shoulder pain stems from arthritis, an auto accident, or a sports injury, Dr. Jesu Jacob will evaluate your condition and utilize his expertise to promptly and effectively diagnose and treat your symptoms.
Shoulder Pain and Injury Treatment
Finding the proper treatment for your shoulder condition or injury starts with a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Dr. Jesu Jacob may employ a variety of imaging tests and exams to pinpoint the root cause of your irritation. In many cases, treatment begins with exploring nonsurgical treatment options like lifestyle modification, therapeutic exercise, and anti-inflammatory medication. However, if nonsurgical options fail to provide adequate relief, shoulder surgery may be necessary. Dr. Jacob can perform some of the most complex surgical procedures, including major joint reconstruction. Regardless of the type of procedure you undergo, our goal is to reduce pain, improve function, and facilitate a return to pre-injury levels of function.