Who Is a Shoulder Specialist?
A shoulder specialist is a medical professional who focuses exclusively on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the shoulder. This intricate joint, which functions through a complex interplay of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons, is highly mobile and inherently unstable, making it prone to injuries. Through extensive training and experience, a shoulder specialist has gained a unique understanding of these complexities, allowing him or her to help each patient find the optimal treatment plan.
When should you see a shoulder specialist?
Shoulder pain can occur for many reasons, such as repetitive use, arthritis and sports-related injuries. Because an accurate diagnosis is the key to finding effective relief, the following symptoms should be promptly discussed with a shoulder specialist:
- Sudden, intense shoulder pain
- Pain that radiates from the shoulder to the elbow
- Persistent shoulder stiffness
- A grinding sensation when moving the shoulder
- Difficulty moving the shoulder or arm
- Arm muscle weakness
See a shoulder specialist at Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston
If you’ve never consulted with a shoulder specialist before, you might be unsure of where to turn. At Advanced Orthopaedics in Houston, Texas, our orthopedic shoulder specialists offer a full range of conservative and surgical treatment options for shoulder conditions, including arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, instability, impingement, rotator cuff tears, separation, sprains and fractures. We take a conservative approach to treatment, helping each patient find the least invasive option that will be effective. Additionally, our patients who ultimately elect surgery are in good hands with our board-certified and double-board-certified surgeons, who are experienced in performing arthroscopic joint and rotator cuff repairs, shoulder stabilization procedures, minimally invasive shoulder replacements and Latarjet procedures.
If you’d like to receive an expert opinion on your shoulder issue, contact Advanced Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Houston, TX, to schedule a consultation with a shoulder specialist today.
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