Common Types of Shoulder Injury
The shoulder is a complex joint involving numerous bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most shoulder injuries and joint pain arises from:
- Shoulder dislocation
- Overstretched, torn connective tissues (e.g. rotator cuff tears, separated shoulder)
Shoulder pain may also result from fractures—either of the scapula (shoulder blade) or clavicle (collarbone).
(For more information on common shoulder injuries, visit the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ shoulder/elbow web pages.)
Shoulder Injury Treatment Options
There are a variety of treatment options to relieve shoulder joint pain, including:
- Physical therapy/Exercise
- Orthopaedic surgery—arthroscopy, open repair and total joint replacement
- Medication and other modalities to manage orthopaedic pain
The doctors at Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Specialists, PA strive to achieve shoulder pain relief using the least invasive treatments possible. However, if surgery is necessary to repair shoulder injury, you are in good hands—Dr. Altman has made Albuquerque Magazine’s list of Top Docs multiple times since 2007.
Seek Shoulder Joint Pain Relief from ABQ’s Specialists
Our mission at Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Specialists, PA is to restore joint mobility and function and minimize joint pain so that you can enjoy your active life. To accomplish our mission, our doctors take the time to accurately diagnose your shoulder injury, discuss all available treatment options, inform you of any risks and answer your questions. Choose an orthopaedic specialist who treats you better. Contact us to schedule a consultation.