With its wide and versatile range of motion, the shoulder plays an essential role in the movement and function of your upper body. This means that any shoulder problems, from rotator cuff injuries to osteoarthritis, can cause intense pain and significantly limit your ability to move freely. The experienced doctors at Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in Sarasota, Florida are shoulder pain and surgery experts who utilize minimally invasive and time-tested treatments to help their patients regain comfort, function, and movement.
Shoulder Pain Treatment
The shoulder consists of several joints that combine with muscles and tendons to support the wide range of motion needed to throw a ball or reach to a high shelf. This complex anatomy offers many benefits, but it also puts the shoulder at increased risk of suffering from problems and injuries. As a result, shoulder pain can stem from a variety of conditions.
The most common shoulder problems fall into one of four major categories: tendon inflammation, instability, arthritis, or fracture. Only the trained and experienced eye of an orthopedic doctor can accurately identify the problem and recommend the least invasive and most efficient method of treatment.
The doctors at Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine are dedicated to treating shoulder pain with the least invasive methods possible. However, there are certain times that a patient is unable to recover with medications, injections, activity changes, and physical therapy alone. Shoulder replacement is often a viable option in such situations.
During shoulder replacement surgery, the damaged parts of the shoulder are safely removed and replaced with artificial components. The extent of the replacement is determined by the condition leading to pain and disability. Many patients undergo shoulder replacement due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rotator cuff arthropathy, and severe fractures. The team at Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery specializes in shoulder joint replacement surgery with the goal of helping patients escape pain and return to their normal activities.
Rotator Cuff Treatment
The rotator cuff is a collection of four muscles that unite as tendons, and it is responsible for keeping the arm securely in the shoulder socket. When the rotator cuff functions properly, it helps to lift and rotate the arm without any pain or discomfort. Rotator cuff tears are common due to injuries, and gradual degeneration and can be identified by pain and weakness when lifting and lowering the arm. The doctors at Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery can treat rotator cuff tears using a variety of minimally-invasive treatments.
Call Suncoast Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in Sarasota, Florida at (941) 485-1505 to make your first appointment and restore health and comfort to your shoulder.