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Shoulder Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson -  - Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson

Orthopedic Surgery, Arthroscopy, & Sports Medicine located in Henderson, NV

If you struggle with severe or long-lasting shoulder pain, turn to the highly trained orthopedic surgeons at the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson in Henderson, Nevada. They can get to the root cause of your shoulder pain and treat it to restore joint function, increase your range of motion, and reduce discomfort. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Shoulder Pain Q & A

What is shoulder pain?

Shoulder pain is a feeling of discomfort in or near your shoulder joint, the part of your body that connects your torso to your upper arm. This joint is made up of tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, and muscles.

Pain in your shoulder can feel like:

  • Sharp or throbbing pain
  • Burning pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Dull, aching pain

Other symptoms to look out for include:

  • Decreased range of motion
  • Stiffness
  • Weakness
  • Inability to raise your arm 
  • Redness
  • Warmth

At the first sign of severe or long-lasting shoulder pain, see the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson team for an evaluation.

What causes shoulder pain?

Causes of shoulder pain include:

  • Joint inflammation
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Fractures
  • Instability
  • Impingement
  • Arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Nerve problems
  • Rotator cuff injuries

Your Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson provider can get to the root cause of your pain after reviewing your medical history and symptoms. They examine your shoulder joint and often recommend blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other imaging procedures.

What are my shoulder pain treatment options?

Some of the many shoulder pain treatments available at the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson include:

Medications

Taking anti-inflammatory medicines can reduce the inflammation and pain associated with shoulder discomfort.

Physical therapy

Undergoing physical therapy stretches and exercises can speed up healing, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce your risk of reinjury. Your provider could recommend physical therapy before or after surgery or, in some cases, in place of surgery.

Injections

Your orthopedic specialist offers injections to reduce inflammation or better lubricate your joints and lessen pain.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine treatments available at Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson include stem cell injections. These treatments improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Surgery

If you suffer from severe shoulder pain caused by injury or disease, your Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson provider offers shoulder surgery to repair, remove, or replace parts or all of your joint. This surgery restores the joint and relieves pain.

Don’t let shoulder pain reduce your ability to complete everyday tasks. Schedule an appointment with the Orthopaedic Institute of Henderson today by calling the office or using the online booking feature.