Shoulder Pain Specialist
The shoulder is an amazing joint, with greater range of motion than any other in the body. Yet this attribute also makes it highly susceptible to injury. Shoulder pain can result in significant problems stemming from several different causes.
Arthritis is a leading cause of shoulder pain. As arthritis develops, the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones in a joint can wear away. Without the protective cartilage lining, painful bone-on-bone rubbing occurs. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful and can limit motion. Trauma, injury, strains, sports injuries, and fractures are other causes for shoulder and elbow pain.
The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Associates in St. Louis, Missouri are experts at diagnosing and treating shoulder pain, including the full range of athletic, degenerative, and traumatic disorders such as:
When possible, our doctors prefer to address shoulder injuries with non-surgical treatment such as cortisone injections or physical therapy, but if you need surgery, you can feel confident that our highly skilled surgeons have the training, experience, and expertise to perform common shoulder surgery such as:
Don’t let shoulder pain limit you anymore. For the most comprehensive shoulder care in the St. Louis metro area, call Orthopedic Associates at (314) 569-0616 or request an appointment online. We also have outreach clinics in Bonne Terre and Fredericktown, Missouri and in Waterloo, Illinois.