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Shoulder Pain Doctor in Nashville, TN 

Shoulder Pain Treatment

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. 

If you're ready to take the next step towards a more comfortable, pain-free life with the top shoulder surgeon Nashville, TN has to offer, schedule an appointment with Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics and get started with us today.  

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Treatment for Shoulder Pain from Leaders in Shoulder Surgery 

Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Replacement & More

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.

To learn more about the leading-edge technology Dr. Kaminsky and Dr. Baxter use for shoulder arthroscopy, visit our page here on the website.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some effective nonsurgical treatments for shoulder pain?

While it’s important to address the underlying cause behind shoulder pain, many patients find relief using nonsurgical approaches such as:

  • Modifying activities
  • Limitations on lifting
  • Avoiding painful positions of the arm
  • Shoulder pain medicine
  • Time
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Applying ice or heat

How do I find relief from pain after shoulder surgery?

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.

Does your shoulder pain specialist near me accept insurance?

Yes! The team at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics accept insurance from a wide range of providers across the Greater Nashville area. To learn more about our list of accepted providers, visit our Insurance page here on the website.

How can I get started with the best shoulder orthopedic surgeon near me?

At Pinnacle, we make it easy to get started on your road to recovery. Just use our online tool to request an appointment, and we’ll schedule you as quickly as we possibly can.

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