The shoulder is hands down the most flexible joint in your body. It is capable of an incredible range of motion. As a ball-and-socket-type of joint, it has much of the same flexibility as the hip joint, but is also used more in daily activities and athletics, leading to its higher incidence of injuries and issues.
Shoulder injuries are one of the leading reasons patients come to UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Whether professional athletes, weekend warriors or unlucky individuals, we see a number of injuries and issues at each of our locations. Among the most common shoulder problems are arthritis, fracture, rotator cuff tear, dislocation and bursitis.
No matter the problem you’re having with your shoulder, our board-certified physicians are experts in both surgical and non-surgical methods of treatment to help your shoulder pain. We will take scans and perform tests to fully understand the causes of immobility or pain and work with you and other members of your care team to develop a comprehensive approach to restoring mobility and relieving pain while working to strengthen and stabilize your shoulder for a lifetime of regular use.
Find out more about some of the most prevalent shoulder issues at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ website or schedule an appointment with UBMD Orthpaedics & Sports Medicine today.