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 a board-certified and fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon, Dr. Sean Kaminsky at Pinnacle Surgical Orthopedics specializes in diagnosing and treating both common and complex shoulder pain causes, with further specialized training in sports medicine.
In addition to shoulder surgery, Dr. Kaminsky performs arthroscopic surgery for upper extremity conditions like tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, and rotator cuff tears. With this combination of capabilities, Dr. Kaminsky is the preferred shoulder injury doctor for sports-related injuries as well as work-related injuries involving the shoulder, elbow, hand, and wrist.
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 Dr. Kaminsky today. His extensive training and experience put him in a unique position to help you get back to your normal activities.
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 about the underlying problem or condition and other options that might be available.
To repair ligaments and tendons and restore joint function, Dr. Kaminsky commonly performs shoulder arthroscopy. For more serious conditions and injuries, he 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 uses 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 in Nashville, Tennessee. With fellowship training from the world-renowned Hughston Clinic, he has achieved the highest level of training in shoulder surgery and sports medicine.
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.
Yes! Dr. Kaminsky and 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.
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