Consult With a Shoulder Specialist in Houston, TX
When does shoulder pain require the attention of a specialist? The answer to this question can vary. In general, chronic shoulder conditions such as tendonitis are not extremely time-sensitive, which means that there is minimal risk of an injury worsening if it is simply allowed some time to heal on its own. Plus, a mild ache may resolve without medical treatment.
With that said, if your shoulder pain is interfering with basic tasks such as bathing and dressing, waking you up at night or otherwise affecting your daily life, it may be time to see a specialist. If you’re in the Houston, Texas, area, you can consult with an experienced shoulder specialist at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Our team includes Alain E. Elbaz, M.D.; David R. Mack, M.D.; Drew M. Fehsenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.; and Ryan E. Blalock, M.D.
What to tell a shoulder specialist
Receiving an accurate diagnosis is your first step toward finding effective relief. As part of the diagnostic process, a shoulder specialist will likely perform a physical examination and order some images. In addition, he or she will want to know all about your symptoms, including:
- When the pain started
- Whether the pain has changed over time and, if so, how
- What body positions, movements and physical activities seem to make the pain better or worse
How are shoulder conditions treated?
Treatments for shoulder conditions include a wide range of nonsurgical and surgical options. In general, the team at Advanced Orthopaedics takes a conservative approach, recommending the least invasive therapy that could potentially provide effective relief.
If you’re experiencing pain in your shoulder, a specialist at Advanced Orthopaedics can get to the bottom of the problem and help you return to your active lifestyle. Contact us to request an appointment with Dr. Elbaz, Dr. Mack, Dr. Fehsenfeld or Dr. Blalock at one of our offices in the Houston, TX, area.
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1Professional Building II At North Cypress Medical Center
2North Cypress Professional Building At Lakewood Crossing
3North Cypress Professional Building At Towne Lake
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This office did everything they could to get me in timely after a very bad sprain on my ankle. I saw nurse practitioner Stuart who is very thorough and x-rays and explaining everything to me.
Dr. Tanous and everyone at Advanced Orthopaedics are great. The surgery to repair my knee injury and the treatment afterwards were handled amazingly well.
I just recovered from my 2nd back surgery by Dr. Mohr. I love the people there so much I just went back and saw a shoulder surgeon Dr. Fehsenfeld for cortisone shots.
I have found the staff to be courteous and professional. Lynn and Julie were wonderful to work with and took good care of me. And Dr. Brooks and Dr. Mack are excellent
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Always awesome. Everyone is kind, very professional and thorough. Dr Blalock and his team go out of their way to help any way they can.
Dr. Alain Elbaz is one of the most progressive orthopedic surgeons in the state. I’ve received PRP injections and hyaluronic acid injections in my aging and damaged joints allowing me to continue my daily jogging
They are very professional and attentive. I was having shoulder pain. The wait was short and staff very kind.
Excellent care and attention to patients. I recently had a total hip replacement and I am able to walk 6 weeks after surgery with no cane.