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Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body. However, because of its wide range of motion and flexibility, it is not very stable and highly susceptible to injury, which is the most common cause of shoulder pain.

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Do I Have a Shoulder Injury?

The shoulder is made up of three main bones called the humerus (top of the upper arm), the clavicle (collarbone), and the scapula (shoulder blade), which are surrounded by ligaments, tendons, and muscles. A shoulder injury occurs when any of those parts that make up the shoulder are affected. While there are many types of shoulder injuries, some are more common than others.

The most common shoulder injuries treated at Texas Ortho Center are:

  • Rotator cuff tears
    • Supraspinatus tendon tears
    • Infraspinatus tendon tears
    • Subscapularis tendon tears
  • Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) tears
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint sprains (shoulder separation)
  • Shoulder dislocations
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder labral tears
  • Bicep tendinitis
  • Proximal biceps tendon tears
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder fractures
  • Humerus fractures
  • Clavicle fractures

Find out if you’re experiencing symptoms related to a specific shoulder injury listed above by taking our free assessment below.

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How Are Shoulder Injuries Treated?

Not all shoulder pain is serious, but having a shoulder injury—even a minor one—makes it more likely that you’ll have similar injuries in the future.

While minor injuries may respond well to self-care measures or more conservative treatments such as injections and physical therapy, however, some injuries require surgical repair.

If you are experiencing any of the following, it may be time to seek medical treatment:

  • Severe pain and swelling that is associated with an injury
  • See an obvious deformity in your shoulder or arm
  • Unable to perform daily activities
  • Limited range of motion or weakness
  • Unable to fully extend or flex your arm
  • Indication of infection including fever and chills combined with redness, pain, and swelling

If you have been suffered a shoulder injury, treatment options may vary depending on your unique condition. To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment at Texas Ortho Center, please contact our Patient Advocates.

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