As the most flexible joint in the human body, the shoulder is highly vulnerable to pain and injury from numerous causes. Shoulder pain can range from mild discomfort to severe debilitating pain, and can affect daily activities if left untreated.
As board-certified and fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons, Dr. Sean Kaminsky and Dr. Malcom Baxter at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics diagnose and treat both common and complex shoulder pain causes, as well as provide sports medicine care.
In addition to shoulder surgery, Dr. Kaminsky performs arthroscopic surgery for upper extremity conditions like tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and rotator cuff tears.
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While most shoulder pain symptoms can be treated effectively without surgery, there are times when surgery is the best treatment for shoulder pain. The decision to have shoulder surgery should include a frank discussion with a shoulder pain doctor like Dr. Kaminsky or Dr. Baxter about the underlying problem or condition and other options that might be available.
To repair ligaments and tendons and restore joint function, Dr. Kaminsky and Dr. Baxter commonly perform shoulder arthroscopy. For more serious conditions and injuries, they may recommend a reverse shoulder replacement or total shoulder replacement (also known as shoulder arthroplasty). A significant number of Dr. Kaminsky’s patients have even been referred to him for shoulder replacement revision after failed shoulder surgery performed elsewhere.
If you have pain with overhead activities, pain while sleeping, pain on the outside of your shoulder or upper arm area, and lost strength or function of your arm, you should see a shoulder specialist like Dr. Kaminsky or Dr. Baxter.
While it’s important to address the underlying cause behind shoulder pain, many patients find relief using nonsurgical approaches such as:
Pain after surgery can be eased with pain medication, ice to reduce swelling, sleeping in a recliner chair or propped up in bed, or having a temporary pain pump placed into the shoulder.
Simple exercises and light activities are often started within days after surgery. Some degree of pain, discomfort, and stiffness can be expected during the early days of physical therapy.
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