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No joint in the human body has as great a range of motion as the shoulder. Whether you are a star baseball pitcher or simply lifting bags of groceries from the trunk of your car, use of your shoulder is essential. Injury to your shoulder can be extremely painful and severely limit your mobility.

When the tendons in the shoulder that provide mobility become inflamed, tear, or are affected by changes to surrounding bones, they cause pain. The discomfort may occur when you try to move your arm above your head, behind your back, or straight out in front of you. The pain might be temporary or it might continue and worsen.

If pain starts to affect your daily life, it’s time to seek a medical evaluation. Treatments for shoulder injuries cover a wide spectrum from conservative to surgical. A lot of shoulder problems will improve with physical therapy over time. Injections can help decrease inflammation or pain.

OrthoAtlanta physicians provide comprehensive care for the multitude of conditions and injuries impacting the shoulder and upper arm. When appropriate, non-surgical treatment of the shoulder is considered first, utilizing conservative procedures such as injections, medication, activity modification, bracing, and physical therapy. Minimally-invasive shoulder arthroscopy can be used to inspect, diagnose and repair some conditions.

When a shoulder injury is more serious, or when conservative measures fail to provide you relief, your medical specialist will discuss the next steps, and together you will determine whether surgery is the right plan. From straightforward shoulder dislocation, to rotator cuff repair and complex shoulder reconstruction to total shoulder arthroplasty, or total shoulder replacement, OrthoAtlanta shoulder surgeons have the advanced training and expertise needed to address injury or damage to the shoulder and upper extremities.

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